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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448108626
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

White Jazz

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

Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder.

Lieutenant Dave Klein: in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448108626
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

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 White Jazz

“A vivid, enthralling read... James Ellroy is the outstanding American crime writer of his generation”


“Recent novels by the likes of Carl Hiassen, Andrew Vachss and George V Higgins have at best been treading water. James Ellroy may be the exception. He seems in less danger of burnout than of going supernova”

New Statesman and Society

“One of the great American writers of our time”

Los Angeles Times Book Review

“White Jazz makes previous detective fiction read like Dr. Seuss”

San Francisco Examiner

“Riffling, rolling, reeling . . . Ellroy's best”

The Denver Post

“Riveting . . . Impossible to put down . . . An author who breaks all the rules. He's a kamikaze pilot on a collision course with hell. The pen moves madly across the page . . . A book that is one long scream of rage and emptiness and longing”

The News and Observer

“The most original crime writer of our time”


“James Ellroy is a genius: the finest American crime writer since Raymond Chandler, and one of the most readable experimental writers in the world”

Times Literary Supplement

“Without him and his crime fiction, there's no David Peace or The Sopranos or Ian Rankin or The Wire or the work of countless writers and film makers who saw a different way of doing things when they first cracked the spine on an Ellroy”


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