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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.

Reviews

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

VOX

Ellroy has produced some of the best crime fiction written this century, Hammett and Chandler included

Chris Sullivan, Loaded

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    9781448108619

    November 30, 2011

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    James Ellroy

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    9780099255093

    February 6, 1998

    Arrow

    848 pages

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