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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099537885
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99
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LA Confidential

Classic Noir




James Ellroy’s legendary LA Quartet republished with a brand new look

Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals.

Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L. A. P. D. detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099537885
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • 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 LA Confidential

“Ellroy writes as if driven by demons. His brutal, staccato graffiti tips over into art”

Sunday Times

“No emotion is spared; the writing is sparse, the plotting controlled. Not for the faint of heart, this is a big, powerful crime novel and possibly the first important example of the genre in the 1990s”

Sunday Telegraph

“Empty of any unessentials and full of wise-cracking wit”

Mail on Sunday

“Unputdownable”

Time Out


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