Friday, February 09, 2007


After reading about his death in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking I resolved to check out one of Dunne's novels. True Confessions was the only one available at the local B&N. I liked it fine. A crime novel loosely based on the Black Dahlia case, featuring whores, mobsters, monsignors, and cops all connected in seedy double-dealings. Tom Spellacy is the anti-hero detective, his brother Des is in line to be the next bishop. Because of a murder investigation both of them pay heavy prices for past sins. Ego te absolvo is not an option.

Apparently there's a movie version with De Niro and Duvall as well:

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