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  • Destination: Morgue!by James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Dig. The Demon Dog gets down with a new book of scenes from America?s capital of kink: Los Angeles. Fourteen pieces, some fiction, some nonfiction, all true enough to be admissible as state?s evidence, and half of it in print for the first time. And every one of them bearing the James Ellroy brand of mayhem, machismo, and hollow-nose prose.... more...

  • My Dark Placesby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb.  Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running... more...

  • The Big Nowhereby James Ellroy

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    A startling panorama of Los Angeles in the fifties. New Year's Eve as 1949 turns to 1950, Los Angeles: The City of Angels has becomes the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch-hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a maelstrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably... more...

  • The Best American Noir of the Centuryby James Ellroy

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    A magisterial anthology of American noir writing in the 20th century by the best-selling author of the LA Quartet: The Black Dahlia. The Big Nowhere , LA Confidential and White Jazz . In his intoduction to The Best American Noir of the Century , James Ellroy writes, "noir is the most scrutinised offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's... more...

  • Blood's a Roverby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    America's master of noir delivers his masterpiece, a rip-roaring, devilishly wild ride through the bloody end of the 1960's. It's dark baby, and hot hot hot.   Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968. Conspiracies theories are taking hold. On the horizon looms the Democratic Convention in Chicago and constant... more...

  • White Jazzby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns--it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire. Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop... more...

  • American Tabloidby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    "A supremely controlled work of art." -- The New York Times Book Review "Hard-bitten. . . . Ingenious. . . . Ellroy segues into political intrigue without missing a beat." -- The New York Times "Vastly entertaining." -- Los Angeles Times "Compulsively readable. . . . Hard to forget." -- Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Cold Six Thousandby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Black Dahlia , The Big Nowhere , L.A. Confidential , White Jazz , American Tabloid ... James Ellroy's high-velocity, best-selling novels have redefined noir for our age, propelling us within inches of the dark realities of America's recent history. Now, in The Cold Six Thousand , his most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole... more...

  • Brown's Requiemby James Ellroy

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    The extraordinary debut novel from the indomitable demon dog: James Ellroy. Los Angeles ? Fritz Brown, ex-alcoholic private eye with a stained past, makes do with car repossessions and classical music. Then he is offered a case by Freddy 'Fat Dog' Baker, an eccentric golf caddy whose sister has made off with a much older man. This is the beginning... more...

  • LA Confidentialby James Ellroy

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    Ellroy's back with the third of his LA Quartet! Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as crooked as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L.A.P.D. detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers...The... more...