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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448108602
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Clandestine




A scintillating novel of sex and murder in 50s LA

A scintillating novel of sex and murder in 50s LA ...Los Angeles 1951 - Frederick Underhill, an ambitious rookie of the Los Angeles Police Department, want to become the most celebrated detective of his time. He is also sexually promiscuous. His two drives are brought together by the slaying of Maggie Cadwallader, a lonely woman whom Underhill slept with shortly before her death.

Using his inside knowledge, Underhill gets himself on the case, which is being handled by LA's most fearsome investigator: Lieutenant Dudley Smith. But instead of the celebrity status he was hoping for, Underhill finds himself on the edge of the abyss, his whole life and future about to take a fall.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448108602
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

James Ellroy

Date: 2003-05-13James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the ‘Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy’ – American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover – and the ‘L.A. Quartet’ novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere,L.A. Confidential andWhite Jazz. He lives in Colorado.

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Praise for Clandestine

Ellroy is a unique voice in American fiction

Jonathan Kellerman

Ellroy's crime fiction represents a high mark in the genre

New York Newsday

One of the most important popular fiction writers in America, whose best books take their readers to the darkest places of the human condition - a Tinseltown Dostoyevsky

Time Out

The outstanding American crime writer of his generation

Peter Gutteridge, Independent

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