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L.A. Confidential - Reception
... The Chicago Tribune said, "Ellroy is a master at juggling plot lines, using a stripped, spare noir style that hits like a cleaver but is honed like a ... a master at painting the dark portrait, Ellroy puts down his broad brush for a sharp pen...He's stripped down the language to a hard cutting tool." Los Angeles portal Works by James Ellroy Stand ...
The Black Dahlia (novel)
... The Black Dahlia (1987) is a neo-noir crime novel by American author James Ellroy, taking inspiration from the true story of the murder of Elizabeth Short ... It is widely considered to be the book that elevated Ellroy out of typical genre fiction status, and with which he started to garner critical ... The Black Dahlia is the first book in Ellroy's L.A ...
Hollywood Nocturnes
... Nocturnes is a 1994 collection of short stories by James Ellroy ... Like many of Ellroy's novels, the majority of the stories are set in 1940s and 1950s ... The collection was inspired by Ellroy's having seen the film Daddy-O and finding cosmic significance in the image of Dick Contino, whom Ellroy tracked down to ...
My Dark Places (book)
1996 book, part investigative journalism and part memoir, by American crime-fiction writer James Ellroy ... Ellroy's mother Geneva was murdered in 1958, when he was 10 years old, and the killer was never identified ... The book is Ellroy's account of his attempt to solve the mystery by hiring a retired Los Angeles County homicide detective to investigate the crime ...
Underworld USA Trilogy - Literary Devices and Innovations - Triple Narrator
... This is a type of third person narration that Ellroy first used in The Big Nowhere (1988) and its sequel L.A ... It was discarded in Ellroy's next book White Jazz (1992), (which used a standard first person narrator or stream of consciousness,) but was reinstated for American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand ... Ellroy adds further consistencies in the way he uses this device, such as all three protagonists being male, being police or ex-policemen, each having a female love-interest (frequently shared), and ...

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    The 1950s to me is darkness, hidden history, perversion behind most doors waiting to creep out. The 1950s to most people is kitsch and Mickey Mouse watches and all this intolerable stuff.
    —James Ellroy (b. 1948)