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L.A. QUARTET: THE BLACK DAHLIA, THE BIG NOWHERE, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, WHITE JAZZ

L.A. QUARTET: THE BLACK DAHLIA, THE BIG NOWHERE, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, WHITE JAZZ
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Publication Date: 
June 4, 2019
Format: 
Hardcover
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ISBN: 
9781101908051
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Here in one volume is James Ellroy's first great body of work, an epic re-envisioning of postwar Los Angeles--etched in red and black and film-noir grays The Black Dahlia depicts the secret infrastructure of L.A.'s most sensational murder case A young cop morphs into obsessed lover and lust-crazed avenger The Dahlia claims him She is the deus ex machina of a boomtown in extremis The cop's rogue investigation is a one-way ticket to hell The Big Nowhere blends the crime novel and the political novel It is winter, 1950--and the L.A County Grand Jury is out to slam movieland Reds It's a reverential shuck--and the three cops assigned to the job are out to grab all the glory they can A series of brutal sex killings intervenes, and the job goes all-the-way bad L.A Confidential is the great novel of Los Angeles in the 1950s Political corruption Scandal-rag journalism Bad racial juju and gangland wars Six local stiffs slaughtered in an all-night hash house The glorious and overreaching LAPD on an unprecedented scale White Jazz gives us the tortured confession of a corrupt cop going down for the count He's a slumlord, a killer, a parasitic exploiter He's a pawn in a series of police power plays and starting to see that he's being had He's just met a woman Thus, he's determined to claw his way out of the horrifying world he's created--and he's determined to tell us everything The L.A Quartet is a groundbreaking work of American popular fiction
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