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Ellroy, James 1948-

Works: 483 works in 2,102 publications in 11 languages and 41,280 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Film adaptations  Interviews  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Scenarist, Creator, Director, Conceptor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3555.L6274, 813.54
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The black dahlia by James Ellroy( Book )
69 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,355 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 )
111 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,593 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 )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,234 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 )
68 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,148 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
Blood's a rover : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,961 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 counter-measures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of history. Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoover's pet strong-arm goon, implementing Hoover's racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure named Joan Rosen Klein. Wayne Tedrow - ex-cop and heroin runner - is building a mob gambling mecca in the Dominican Republic and quickly becoming radicalized. Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the power-mongers of an incendiary era. Their lives collide in pursuit of the Red Goddess Joan - and each of them will pay "a dear and savage price to live history."
White jazz : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )
69 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,764 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 of rules -- and they're not his. He's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins -- all of them hell-bent on keeping their own dirty secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time. And it's Klein who tells his own story -- his voice clipped and sharp and as brutal as the events he's describing -- taking us with him on a hellish journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, greed, and perversion. It's a world he helped create, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive ... Fierce, riveting, and honed to a razor-edge, White Jazz is crime fiction at its most shattering, and the most explosive novel yet from James Ellroy
The big nowhere : a crime novel by James Ellroy( Book )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,384 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
The black dahlia by James Ellroy( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
Based on the 1940's unsolved Los Angeles murder case of Elizabeth Short, a young woman in her 20's is found in a Hollywood vacant lot, cut in half and disemboweled
Destination: morgue! : L.A. tales by James Ellroy( Book )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Collection of crime stories, some fiction, some nonfiction
Street kings ( visu )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 950 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, who track down the murderers and bring them to justice
Hollywood nocturnes by James Ellroy( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 libraries worldwide
A novella and five short stories set in the 1940s and 1950s in Los Angeles. In Dick Contino's Blues, a honky tonk accordion player arranges to have a starlet and himself kidnapped in the hope of boosting his career. In High Darktown, a policeman pursues a criminal as the city joyfully celebrates the end of World War II
Rampart ( visu )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 871 libraries worldwide
A riveting parable about what happens to a man who refuses to change, even when change is the only thing that can save him. Dave Brown, a man who has taken the 'no guts, no glory' American mythos to heart, without questioning what it is doing to him and those he holds dear, is a cop whose personal life is propelled into a dizzying downward spiral when he comes under suspicion for roughing up a suspect
L.A. noir by James Ellroy( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 826 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
The best American noir of the century by James Ellroy( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In his introduction to the The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "Noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad." Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing-1910-2010-to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's" "Pastorale," and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade
Suicide hill by James Ellroy( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Publisher's Weekly says Suicide Hill is a book that "hurtles along with almost equal gore and slapstick ... L.A.'s sleazy sides are brilliantly drawn ... Ellroy can't write a dull line."
Dark blue by Ron Shelton( visu )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Two LAPD detectives investigate a high-profile quadruple-homicide in April 1992, a few weeks before the Los Angeles Riots
Crime wave : reportage and fiction from the underside of L.A. by James Ellroy( Book )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 637 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 )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Twenty random murders of women remain unconnected in police files. But Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins sees a pattern. In a shattering climax, cold, icy intelligence and white-heated madness are pitted against each other
Brown's requiem by James Ellroy( Book )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
In James Ellroy & rsquo;s first novel, a PI investigates a deadly conspiracy at one of Los Angeles & rsquo;s most exclusive country clubs It would be a stretch to call Fritz Brown a detective. A PI in name only, he washed out of the police force at twenty-five, and makes a cash living doing under-the-table repo work for a sleazy used-car dealer. It & rsquo;s an ugly job, but Fritz is not one to say no to easy money. That doesn & rsquo;t mean he won & rsquo;t take a case now and then. A caddy visits his office, asking Fritz to dig up dirt on the golf-nut who & rsquo;s dating his sister. Convinced by the caddy & rsquo;s suspiciously fat wad of bills, Fritz agrees to investigate, hoping for a chance to meet the girl. Instead he finds himself embroiled in a tangled world of country club intrigue, where wealth can buy innocence and murder is not half as rare as a hole-in-one
Clandestine by James Ellroy( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
A murder investigation nearly drives a beat cop to madness Despite the sunshine, high necklines, and demure purity of its silver-screen goddesses, Los Angeles in the 1950s is not a gentle place. Even as a young cop, Freddy Underhill knows this. Patrolling one of L.A. & rsquo;s roughest districts, he sees the lust, rage, and madness that permeate the city & mdash;and stands in wonder and dismay at it all. He covers the beat with his partner Wacky Walker, a World War II veteran with a Medal of Honor, a drinking problem, and a serious obsession with death. When an old flame of Freddy & rsquo;s is murdered, the investigation takes them deep into the shadiest part of the city, where Freddy will have to embrace the darkness if he wants to emerge with his life
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Alternative Names
Ellroy, James
Ellroy, Lee Earle.
Ellroy, Lee Earle 1948-
Elroï, Tzeïms 1948-
Эллрой, Джеймс 1948-
Эллррой, Джеймс 1948-
אלרואי, ג׳ימס 1948-
エルロイ, ジェイムズ
English (667)
French (50)
Spanish (42)
Italian (36)
German (25)
Multiple languages (4)
Danish (3)
Portuguese (3)
Finnish (3)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
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