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23%OFFJames Ellroy - My Dark Places - 9780099537847 - V9780099537847
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My Dark Places

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Description for My Dark Places Paperback. On 21 June 1958, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy left her home in California. She was found strangled the next day. Her ten year-old son James was informed of her death. Her murderer was never found, but her death had an enduring effect on her son. This autobiography takes you on a trip to America's underbelly and one man's tortured soul. Num Pages: 416 pages, 1. BIC Classification: BTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 28. Weight in Grams: 294.
America's greatest crime writer investigates his mother's murder. On 21 June 1958, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy left her home in California. She was found strangled the next day. Her ten year-old son James had been with her estranged husband all weekend and was informed of her death on his return. Her murderer was never found, but her death had an enduring effect on her son - he spent his teens and early adult years as a wino, petty burglar and derelict. Only later, through his obsession with crime fiction, triggered by his mother's murder, did Ellroy begin to delve ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Windmill Books
Number of pages
416
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
Number of Pages
416
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099537847
SKU
V9780099537847
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About James Ellroy
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed 'LA Quartet': The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz. His most recent novel, Blood's a Rover, completes the magisterial 'Underworld USA Trilogy' - the first two volumes of which (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand) were both Sunday Times ... Read more

Reviews for My Dark Places
The outstanding American crime writer of his generation
Independent
A gripping and quite awesome form of literature
Express
Stunning...extraordinary
Observer
A tour de force of confessional writing
TLS
Ellroy proves that he is more than just a crime writer, he is one of the best and most important writers in America today ... Read more

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