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Reportage and fiction from the underside of LA

Reportage and fiction from the underside of LA. James Ellroy is a unique and powerful writer with a tough and explosive voice. His obsession with the dark side of L. A. is personal and vital, triggered by the murder of his mother when he was ten. This defining event spawned an early addiction to paperback crime novels, and Ellroy's own writing is saturated in an often violent underworld of bent cops, politicians, stars, sleeze and rumour. Ellroy exploits memory, history, fact and fiction with relentless energy and panache. What emerges is an intense, mythical version of tinseltown in the second half of the twentieth century.

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One of the great American writers of our time

Los Angeles Times

Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crimer novels ever written

Frank Rich, New York Times

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  • EBook

    9781448134434

    December 31, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    304 pages

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  • Crime Wave
    James Ellroy

    Paperback

    9780099279990

    November 5, 1999

    Arrow

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

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