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L. A. Confidential

L. A. Confidential

by James Ellroy

Publisher Mysterious Press

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About the book

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 LAPD detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers. The novel takes these cops on a sprawling epic of brutal violence and the murderous seedy side of Hollywood.

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About the Author

James Ellroy

James Ellroy is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover.


Hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic - albeit moral - worldview. His work has earned Elroy the nickname "Demon dog of American crime fiction."


Ellroy writes longhand on legal pads rather than on a computer. He prepares elaborate outlines for his books, most of which are several hundred pages long.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Very good first edition, In a very good unclipped dust jacket.

    This book is located in our Brighton shop and may take longer for delivery.

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