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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.

Reviews

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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  • Paperback

    9780099537885

    July 1, 2011

    Windmill Books

    496 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781448108572

    March 31, 2012

    Cornerstone Digital

    496 pages

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