The Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy: Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill
Three early crime novels by the bestselling author of LA Confidential and American Tabloid.
Three of Ellroy's most compelling novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins in one volume. Blood On The Moon: 20 random killings of women are unconnected in police files. But Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins sees a pattern. As he is drawn to the murderer, the two men face a confrontation pitting icy intelligence against white-heated madness. . . Because The Night: Jacob Herzog, hero cop, has disappeared. A multiple murder committed with a pre-Civil War revolver remains unsolved. Are the two cases connected? As Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins pieces the puzzle together he discovers the darker threat of John Haviland, a psychiatrist whose pleasure comes from the manipulation of the weak and lonely. Suicide Hill: Duane Rice leaves jail with good news and bad news: two adulterous bank managers are ripe for squeezing, but Vandy, who he is obsessed with making a rock star, has disappeared. An orgy of violence erupts as Duane's partner goes beserk and Duane settles scores with knife and bullet. Leading the manhunt Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins stumbles on a horrifying conspiracy of corruption and betrayal- among his own colleagues. Ellroy's three great early novels are available in one volume for the first time - the books that led up to his LA Quartet.
“The most distinctive crime writer of his generation”
John Williams, Sunday Times
“Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crime novels ever written”
Frank Rich, New York Times
“The most original crime writer of our time”
Michael Carlson, Spectator
“One of the best and most important writers in America today”
“Ellroy has produced some of the best crime fiction written this century, Hammett and Chandler included”
Chris Sullivan, Loaded