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  • Published: 10 November 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099410119
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories




James Ellroys epochal first collection of short fiction

Dick Contino - 50s accordian player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake kidnapping scam.

meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles...a killer who is closer to Contino than he suspects - a killer who wants in on the kidnap - for real...

Plus five previously unpublished short stories.

  • Published: 10 November 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099410119
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

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 Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories

James Ellroy writes like a man possessed about men possessed

David Pascoe, Modern Review

Not since the days of Hammett and Chandler has the crime novel been so eloquent and seductive

VOX

The outstanding American crime-writer of his generation

Peter Gutteridge, Independent

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