L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

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The plot, faster than a stray bullet and equally random, ricochets about two police cases--one past, one present, each bearing on the other.
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L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

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About James Ellroy

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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels-The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz-were international best sellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine's Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 515 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction
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on Jul 08 1990

The plot, faster than a stray bullet and equally random, ricochets about two police cases--one past, one present, each bearing on the other.

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