I have just heard from a friend in Montana that author James Crumley passed away yesterday. He wrote some of my favorite private eye novels, including THE LAST GOOD KISS, DANCING BEAR and THE WRONG CASE. He will be missed.
UPDATE: TV Writer John Schulian's 2001 review/interview wonderfully captures Crumley's jagged charm.
UPDATE: You can find links to tributes & remembrances from other authors and past interviews with Crumley at Sara Weinman's blog.