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  • Hardcover
  • USA First Edition
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Released January 1, 1994
ISBN 9781883402549

£70.00

Dig it. 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 playing both ends against the middle, all for a murderously magnificent moll. This is L.A., Ellroy style-corrupt cops, goons with guns, rattling roadsters-and all in the staccato rhythm of the streets. Hollywood Nocturnes shows us the seedy side of glamorous Hollywood, laid out like a corpse in the morgue.

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Near-fine first edition, with slight bump to bottom corners. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light bruising to top of spine and back top corner and a slight wrinkle to front cover.


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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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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition, with slight bump to bottom corners. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light bruising to top of spine and back top corner and a slight wrinkle to front cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have 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.