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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.

Reviews

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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  • Paperback

    9780099558873

    January 2, 2013

    Windmill Books

    256 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781448108565

    November 30, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    256 pages

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