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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L. A. Quartet novels - "The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", & "White Jazz" - were international best-sellers. His novel "American Tabloid" was Time magazine's Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir, "My Dark Places", was a "Time" Best Book of the Year & a "New Yorker Times" Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City. (Publisher Provided) James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles, California on March 4, 1948. His parents were divorced and he moved in with his father after his mother was murdered in 1958. The story of his mother's unsolved murder would become the basis for his 1996 nonfiction work entitled My Dark Places. He attended Fairfax High School, where he sent Nazi pamphlets to girls he liked and criticized JFK, while advocating the reinstatement of slavery. He was eventually expelled for preaching Nazism in his English class. He joined the army after his expulsion from school, but after realizing that he did not belong there, he faked a stutter and convinced the army psychologist that he was not mentally fit for combat. After three months, he received a dishonorable discharge and returned home. His father died soon thereafter. He was thrown in juvenile hall for stealing a steak from the local market. When he got out, his father's friend became his guardian, but by the age of eighteen, he was back on the streets. He was sleeping outside, stealing, drinking and experimenting with drugs. It wasn't long before he was thrown in jail for breaking into a vacant apartment. When he got out of jail, he started a job at an adult book store, his addictions growing progressively larger. He was misusing the drug Benzedrex, a sinus inhalent which nearly drove him to Schizophrenia and his drinking was ruining his health. He contracted pneumonia twice as well as a condition called post-alchohol brain syndrome. Fearing for his sanity, he joined AA, became sober and found a job as a golf caddy. At the age of 30, he wrote his first novel entitled Brown's Requiem, which was published in 1981. His other works include Clandestine, Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill, Killer on the Road, and The Cold Six Thousand. His works The Black Dahlia and L. A. Confidential were adapted into feature films. Ellroy's title, Perfidia, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. 030i
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Le Dahlia Noir 5,087 exemplaire(s), 125 critiques
L.A. confidential 3,200 exemplaire(s), 38 critiques
American Tabloid 2,672 exemplaire(s), 43 critiques
Le grand nulle part 1,855 exemplaire(s), 19 critiques
American Death Trip 1,759 exemplaire(s), 20 critiques
White jazz 1,651 exemplaire(s), 15 critiques
Ma part d'ombre 1,528 exemplaire(s), 16 critiques
Underworld USA 925 exemplaire(s), 21 critiques
Clandestin 747 exemplaire(s), 8 critiques
Brown's Requiem 671 exemplaire(s), 12 critiques
Perfidia 597 exemplaire(s), 27 critiques
Un tueur sur la route 580 exemplaire(s), 6 critiques
Blood on the Moon 546 exemplaire(s), 8 critiques
Crimes en série 544 exemplaire(s), 3 critiques
Dick Contino's blues 541 exemplaire(s), 5 critiques
Destination morgue 400 exemplaire(s), 5 critiques
A cause de la nuit 360 exemplaire(s), 4 critiques
La Colline aux suicidés 348 exemplaire(s)
The Best American Noir of the Century (Directeur de publication; Contributeur) 324 exemplaire(s), 6 critiques
La malédiction Hilliker 243 exemplaire(s), 8 critiques
This Storm 209 exemplaire(s), 5 critiques
moisson noire (Editor & Introduction) 153 exemplaire(s)
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (Directeur de publication) 112 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Widespread Panic 84 exemplaire(s), 3 critiques
Gedumpt 66 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
LAPD '53 54 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Tijuana mon amour 38 exemplaire(s)
Ricatto 37 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
The Black Dahlia 33 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
Jungletown Jihad [SS] 19 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Loco por Donna 13 exemplaire(s)
Grave Doubt [SS] 12 exemplaire(s)
Extorsion 10 exemplaire(s)
Polar : Spécial Ellroy 9 exemplaire(s)
[unidentified works] 7 exemplaire(s)
Millennium thriller 4 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 [Audio Book, abridged] (Directeur de publication) 3 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Murder and Mayhem 3 exemplaire(s)
The Black Dahlia 2 exemplaire(s)
Cronaca nera 2 exemplaire(s)
High Darktown 2 exemplaire(s)
Gravy Train 2 exemplaire(s)
Panique générale 1 exemplaire
L.A. Confidentials 1 exemplaire
Tabloid 1 exemplaire
Requiem por brown 1 exemplaire
Hvid jazz : roman 1 exemplaire
Ola de crímenes 1 exemplaire
Jener Sturm: 2 1 exemplaire
Torch Number 1 exemplaire
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (Contributeur) 174 exemplaire(s), 6 critiques
Granta 46: Crime (Contributeur) 145 exemplaire(s)
The Badge (Introduction) 77 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
L.A. Confidential: The Screenplay (Introduction) 71 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (Contributeur) 68 exemplaire(s), 3 critiques
Scene of the Crime: Photographs from the LAPD Archive (Introduction) 56 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Street Kings [2008 film] (Writer) 41 exemplaire(s)
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (Contributeur) 37 exemplaire(s)
Satan's Summer in the City of Angels: The Social Impact of the Night… (Avant-propos, quelques éditions) 3 exemplaire(s)
Best American and Australian Crime and Murder Writing 6 volume set: Best… (Directeur de publication, quelques éditions) 1 exemplaire

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