Ellroy, James 1948-
Most widely held works about James Ellroy
Most widely held works by James Ellroy
The black dahlia by James Ellroy ( Book )
132 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 2,599 libraries worldwide
Using the basic facts concerning the 1940s' notorious and yet unsolved Black Dahlia case, Ellroy creates a kaleidoscope of human passion and dark obsession. A young woman's mutilated body is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The story is seen through the eyes of Bucky Bleichert, ex-prize fighter and something of a boy wonder on the police force. There is no relief or humor as Bleichert arrives at a grisly discovery. Ellroy's powerful rendering of the long-reaching effects of murder gives the case new meaning.
L.A. confidential by James Ellroy ( Book )
113 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 20 languages and held by 2,059 libraries worldwide
Three troubled cops-- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret-- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles.
The cold six thousand : a novel by James Ellroy ( Book )
51 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,032 libraries worldwide
Wayne Tedrow, Jr., a young Vegas policeman with $6,000 in cash, is drawn unwittingly into a conspiracy involving the cover-up of the truth about the assassination of John Kennedy.
American tabloid : a novel by James Ellroy ( Book )
70 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
A novel of the Kennedy era, portraying the president in a far from flattering light. There are three protagonists: a CIA agent who pimps for JFK, another agent who trains anti-Castro rebels, and a lawyer who is a Mafia hunter. Through their eyes are seen the conflicting interests of the Kennedys, the director of the FBI, organized crime, organized labor, Castro and Cuban exiles. By the author of White Jazz.
White jazz : a novel by James Ellroy ( Book )
70 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,641 libraries worldwide
Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns - it's all in a day's work for Lieutenant Dave Klein, Los Angeles Police Department. Trained as a lawyer in school, schooled as a strongarm on the street, bought and paid for by the mob, there's nothing he's not into and nobody's better at any of it. But in the fall of 1958, when the Feds announce a full-out investigation into police corruption, everything goes haywire. Suddenly, the game Klein thought he was running has a new set.
My dark places : an L.A. crime memoir by James Ellroy ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 1,589 libraries worldwide
Jean Ellroy was murdered in 1958. Her body was dumped on a roadway in a run-down L.A. suburb. The killer was never found. The case was closed. It was a sordid back-page homicide that nobody remembered. Except her son. James Ellroy was ten years old when his mother died. His bereavement was complex and ambiguous. He grew up obsessed with murdered women and crime. His life spun hellishly out of control. He ran from the ghost of Jean Ellroy. He became a writer of radically provocative and best-selling crime novels. He tried to reclaim his mother through fiction. It didn't work. He quit running and wrote this memoir.
Blood's a rover : a novel by James Ellroy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of history. A stand-alone sequel to The Cold Six Thousand.
The big nowhere : a crime novel by James Ellroy ( Book )
59 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
Destination: morgue! : L.A. tales by James Ellroy ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Collection of crime stories, some fiction, some nonfiction.
Street kings ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. He teams up with a young detective to track down Washington's killers.
The Hilliker curse : my pursuit of women by James Ellroy ( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
The legendary crime writer unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought "Her."
Hollywood nocturnes by James Ellroy ( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 802 libraries worldwide
A novella and five short stories set in the 1940s and 1950s. In Dick Contino's Blues, a honky tonk accordion player arranges to have a starlet and himself kidnaped in the hope of boosting his career, in High Darktown, a policeman pursues a criminal a the city joyfully celebrates the end of World War II.
L.A. noir by James Ellroy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 798 libraries worldwide
A single-volume edition of three of the novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins of Los Angeles. The first involves the apparently random killings of 20 women, the second a multiple murder committed with a pre-Civil-War revolver, and the third a conspiracy of police corruption.
Suicide hill by James Ellroy ( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 729 libraries worldwide
In disgrace after a badly handled arrest in New Orleans, Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins is assigned as a liaison officer to an FBI investigation of a series of diabolical and clever bank robberies. Three men have done their homework: they choose bank managers who are having affairs, kidnap their girlfriends, and force the managers to open the banks early. When the bank robbers turn violent, Hopkins finds himself with a bit of information he would rather not have--information about police corruption that reaches into the office of his sworn enemy Fred Gaffney, head of the Internal Affairs Division.
Crime wave : reportage and fiction from the underside of L.A by James Ellroy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
An anthology of news reportage and fiction on crime in Los Angeles. Included are My Mother's Killer, a story that served as the basis for the book, My Dark Places, and a piece on the filming of L.A. Confidential.
Blood on the moon by James Ellroy ( Book )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins sees a connection in a series of increasingly gruesome murders of women committed over a twenty year period and risks his career to catch the killer.
Dark blue ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Two LAPD detectives investigate a high-profile quadruple-homicide in April 1992, a few weeks before the Los Angeles Riots.
Blood's a rover by James Ellroy ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
A political noir tale set during the summer of 1968 in which the lives of three men collide in the pursuit of the leftist shadow figure known as the Red Goddess Joan.
Clandestine by James Ellroy ( Book )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 535 libraries worldwide
A young Los Angeles policeman in the early 1950's follows a chance lead on a possible serial killing, which propels him into a dangerous alliance with unstable elements in the law enforcement hierarchy.
Because the night by James Ellroy ( Book )
35 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Three citizens are butchered during a liquor store holdup, setting Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins on a hunt to find the perpetrator.
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Ellroy, Lee Earle
Ellroy, Lee Earle, 1948-
Elroï, Tzeïms, 1948-
Эллрой, Джеймс, 1948-
Эллррой, Джеймс, 1948-
אלרואי, ג׳ימס, 1948-ジェイムズ・エルロイ
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