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Book reviews - The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle


Author: W. R. Burnett
W.R. Burnett's The Asphalt Jungle unfolds in short, vivid bursts of atmosphere and character -- a tough and seemingly artless kind of American fiction that reaches out from another era. Yet the novel still slices to the bone in its depiction of the duplicity and corruption that undoes a group of ambitious crooks.

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US publication: 1949
Detective: n/a
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