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James Ellroy
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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the L.A. Quartet: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz, and the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy: American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s A Rover. These seven novels have won numerous honors and were international best sellers. Ellroy currently lives in Los Angeles.

www.jamesellroy.net

James Ellroy is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).

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American Tabloid
Underworld USA (1)
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2001
Price: $16.95

First volume of the UNDERWORLD USA Trilogy

We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination—in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C. . . .

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and... Read more >
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American Tabloid
Underworld USA (1)
Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Because the Night

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $14.00

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Blood on the Moon

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $13.95

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Blood's A Rover
Underworld USA 3
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95

America's master of noir delivers his masterpiece, a rip-roaring, devilishly wild ride through the bloody end of the 1960's. It's dark baby, and hot hot hot.

Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968. Conspiracies theories are taking hold. On the horizon looms the Democratic Convention in Chicago and constant... Read more >
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Blood's a Rover
Underworld USA 3
Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Cold Six Thousand
Underworld USA 2
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $16.95

Second volume of the UNDERWORLD USA Trilogy

In this savagely audacious novel, James Ellroy plants a pipe bomb under the America in the 1960s, lights the fuse, and watches the shrapnel fly. On November 22, 1963 three men converge in Dallas. Their job: to clean up the JFK hit’s loose ends and... Read more >
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The Cold Six Thousand
Underworld USA 2
Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Crime Wave
Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $15.00

Los Angeles.  In no other city do sex, celebrity, money, and crime exert such an irresistible magnetic field.  And no writer has mapped that field with greater savagery and savvy than James Ellroy.  With this collection of reportage and short fiction, Ellroy returns to his native habitat and portrays it as a smog-shrouded netherworld... Read more >

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Destination: Morgue!
L.A. Tales
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $14.95

Dig. The Demon Dog gets down with a new book of scenes from America’s capital of kink: Los Angeles. Fourteen pieces, some fiction, some nonfiction, all true enough to be admissible as state’s evidence, and half of it in print for the first time. And every one of them bearing the... Read more >
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Destination: Morgue!
L.A. Tales
Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Hilliker Curse

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95

Legendary crime writer James Ellroy gives us a searing, candid memoir about his obsession with women, his related search for atonement, and his literary career.

The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. In a dark moment... Read more >
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The Hilliker Curse
My Pursuit of Women
Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Hollywood Nocturnes

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $14.00

A famous musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the perfect celebrity snatch–his own. An ex-con raging on revenge in High Darktown becomes a cop’s worst nightmare. While chasing kidnappers, two cops stumble on an okie town as bloody as the O.K. Corral. A strongarm for Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen finds himself... Read more >

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My Dark Places

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 19, 1997
Price: $15.95

"Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb.  Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and... Read more >
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My Dark Places

Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Perfidia
A novel
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Hardcover, 720 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $28.95

It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

The hellish... Read more >

Perfidia
A novel
Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 720 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $14.99

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Suicide Hill

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.00

Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins is the most brilliant homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department and one of its most troubled. In his obsessive mission to protect the innocent, there is no line he won’t cross. Estranged from his wife and daughters and on the verge of being drummed out... Read more >

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White Jazz

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2001
Price: $15.95

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White Jazz

Written by James Ellroy


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories

Written by Dashiell Hammett
Introduction by James Ellroy


Format: Hardcover, 664 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $24.00

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