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  • LA Confidentialby James Ellroy

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.08

    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... more...

  • The Black Dahliaby James Ellroy

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    The Black Dahlia is a roman noir on an epic scale: a classic period piece that provides a startling conclusion to America's most infamous unsolved murder mystery--the murder of the beautiful young woman known as The Black Dahlia. more...

  • 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. Here... 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 Hilliker Curseby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir?as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels?about his obsessive search for ?atonement in women.? The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother... more...

  • The Big Nowhereby James Ellroy

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    1950s Los Angeles: The City of Angels has become 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 linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness... more...

  • The Hilliker Curseby James Ellroy

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    America's greatest living crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir-as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels-about his obsessive search for "atonement in women." The year was 1958.Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name.Her son, James, was ten years old.He hated and... more...

  • The Best American Noir of the Centuryby James Ellroy

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.53

    In his introduction to the 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 the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of... more...

  • Blood's a Roverby James Ellroy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    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...