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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099558873
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

Brown's Requiem




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 of the nightmare: the underworld of golf caddies arson and incest played against the backdrop of an LA surreal by night and bad by day; of long hidden secrets that will drive Brown back to the bottle and to the gun: all conspire to make this one of the most hypnotic crime novels ever written.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099558873
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed 'LA Quartet': The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz. His novel Blood's a Rover completes the magisterial 'Underworld USA Trilogy'– the first two volumes of which (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand) were both Sunday Times bestsellers. His most recent novel, Perfidia, is the first instalment in Ellroy's second 'L.A. Quartet'.

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Praise for Brown's Requiem

“The man who calls himself the "demon dog" of American crime fiction is still the classiest act around.”

Daily Mail

“The outstanding American crime writer of his generation.”

Independent

“Ellroy is a master at juggling plot lines, using a stripped, spare noir style that hits like a cleaver but is honed like a scalpel”

Chicago Tribune

“An undeniably artful frenzy of violence, guilt and unappeased self-loathing. Ellroy's crime fiction represents a high mark in the genre”

New York Newsday


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