The Black Dahlia

Original Synopsis

"The Black Dahlia has a total of 384 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. A neo-noir crime novel from the legendary crime novelist James Ellroy. Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'. Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life... 2011-10-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 384 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : Ld45BTjvEDEC
ISBN-10 : 1446492648
ISBN-13 : 9781446492642
Time : 2011-10-31
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 781 KB/s
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The Big Nowhere

Original Synopsis

"The Big Nowhere has a total of 496 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. A startling panorama of Los Angeles in the fifties. New Year's Eve as 1949 turns to 1950, Los Angeles: The City of Angels has becomes the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch-hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a maelstrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness. The second of the LA Quartet, the epigraph for The Big Nowhere is a passage from a novel; "It was written that I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice- Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness." 2011-10-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 496 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : KAXCpHMVD3kC
ISBN-10 : 1407088467
ISBN-13 : 9781407088464
Time : 2011-10-31
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 949 KB/s
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LA Confidential

Original Synopsis

"LA Confidential has a total of 496 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. Ellroy's back with the third of his LA Quartet! Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as crooked as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L.A.P.D. detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers...The novel takes these cops on a sprawling epic of brutal violence and the murderous seedy side of Hollywood. One of the best (and longest) crime novels ever written, it is the heart of Ellroy's four-novel masterpiece, the LA Quartet, and an example of crime writing at its most powerful. 2012-03-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 496 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : wAGPL1sb_kkC
ISBN-10 : 1448108578
ISBN-13 : 9781448108572
Time : 2012-03-31
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 346 KB/s
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James Ellroy

Original Synopsis

"James Ellroy has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Jim Mancall'. "This comprehensive guide to James Ellroy's work and life is arranged as an encyclopedia covering his entire career. It introduces new readers to his characters and plots, and provides experienced Ellroy fans and scholars with detailed analyses of the themes, motifs and stylistic innovations of his books"-- 2013-12-31 time of publication of the book, [-McFarland-]"

Publisher : McFarland
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : GAFWAgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0786433078
ISBN-13 : 9780786433070
Time : 2013-12-31
Author : Jim Mancall
Size : 415 KB/s
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Conversations with James Ellroy

Original Synopsis

"Conversations with James Ellroy has a total of 222 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. As a novelist who has spent years crafting and refining his intense and oft outrageous "Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction" persona, James Ellroy has used interviews as a means of shaping narratives outside of his novels. Conversations with James Ellroy covers a series of interviews given by Ellroy from 1984 to 2010, in which Ellroy discusses his literary contribution and his public and private image. Born Lee Earle Ellroy in 1948, James Ellroy is one of the most critically acclaimed and controversial contemporary writers of crime and historical fiction. Ellroy's complex narratives, which merge history and fiction, have pushed the boundaries of the crime fiction genre: American Tabloid, a revisionist look at the Kennedy era, was Time magazine's Novel of the Year 1995, and his novels L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia were adapted into films. Much of Ellroy's remarkable life story has served as the template for the personal obsessions that dominate his writing. From the brutal, unsolved murder of his mother, to his descent into alcohol and drug abuse, his sexual voyeurism, and his stints at the Los Angeles County Jail, Ellroy has lived through a series of hellish experiences that few other writers could claim. In Conversations with James Ellroy, Ellroy talks extensively about his life, his literary influences, his persona, and his attitudes towards politics and religion. In interviews with fellow crime writers Craig McDonald, David Peace, and others, including several previously unpublished interviews, Ellroy is at turns charismatic and eloquent, combative and enigmatic. 2012-04-24 time of publication of the book, [-Univ. Press of Mississippi-]"

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages : 222 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : Hsnw083Q4msC
ISBN-10 : 1617031038
ISBN-13 : 9781617031038
Time : 2012-04-24
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 445 KB/s
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The Best American Noir of the Century

Original Synopsis

"The Best American Noir of the Century has a total of 640 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. A magisterial anthology of American noir writing in the 20th century by the best-selling author of the LA Quartet: The Black Dahlia. The Big Nowhere , LA Confidential and White Jazz. In his intoduction to The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "noir is the most scrutinised 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, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade. 2011-06-02 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 640 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : SZDf-2Cyzx8C
ISBN-10 : 1446492567
ISBN-13 : 9781446492567
Time : 2011-06-02
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 515 KB/s
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Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories

Original Synopsis

"Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories has a total of 176 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. James Ellroys epochal first collection of short fiction. Dick Contino - 50s accordian player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake kidnapping scam. meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles...a killer who is closer to Contino than he suspects - a killer who wants in on the kidnap - for real... Plus five previously unpublished short stories. 2011-11-30 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 176 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : FpRRKbNgFzEC
ISBN-10 : 1448134099
ISBN-13 : 9781448134090
Time : 2011-11-30
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 399 KB/s
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Shakedown: Freddy Otash Confesses

Original Synopsis

"Shakedown: Freddy Otash Confesses has a total of 103 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. James Ellroy is an American original of the most profane order. The bestselling author of the noir classics "L.A. Confidential," "The Black Dahlia," and "The Cold Six Thousand," he has been hailed by the "Los Angeles Times" as "one of the best writers of our era." In his latest short fiction, "Shakedown," he is as frenetically depraved as ever, minting an antihero who is a cad for the ages. Meet Freddy Otash: corrupt cop turned sleaze hustler, extortionist, pimp, and an actual historical figure who made the 1950s magazine "Confidential" the go-to source for the sins of the rich and famous. In his prime, Freddy raised hell, and in the pages of "Shakedown" he finds himself in purgatoryÑliterallyÑwaiting for a transfer. Will he make it to heaven, or is his fate trending south? Promised redemption if he confesses, Freddy writes a tell-all peopled by Hollywood greats like Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and Gary Cooper (to name a few), who are up to all sorts of wrong. Threesomes, foursomes, menÕs room misadventuresÑanything goes in this licentious world. "Shakedown" explodes the postwar America of June and Ward Cleaver and breathes randy new life into the man who whetted our national appetite for sex and scandal and whose lack of scruples makes todayÕs gossip culture seem almost innocent. WhatÕs true and whatÕs fiction? EllroyÕs not telling. PRAISE FOR ÒSHAKEDOWNÓ Need paint peeled? Skin flensed? Zombies repelled? Expose the problem to EllroyÕs scabrous, excoriating look behind the curtains of golden-era Los Angeles and prestoÑsolved. É Most definitely not nice, though if you like your language salty enough to float on without ever hitting water, then this is just the thing. ÑKirkus Reviews 2012-10-01 time of publication of the book, [-Byliner Inc.-]"

Publisher : Byliner Inc.
Pages : 103 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : h0gRBAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 161452047X
ISBN-13 : 9781614520474
Time : 2012-10-01
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 754 KB/s
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Dudley Smith Trio

Original Synopsis

"Dudley Smith Trio has a total of 1344 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. Three of James Ellroy's most gripping crime novels featuring Lieutenant Dudley Smith in one volume. The Big Nowhere: In 1950s LA three men are drawn into the shadow of communist witch hunts and violent killings that force each one to confront his own personal darkness. But none is prepared for the maelstrom that awaits them. LA Confidential: LA Christmas 1951. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAD cops involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they built their corrupt and voilent careers. White Jazz: LAPD Lieutenant Dave Klein made the mean streets he works on mean. But now the FBI are out to get the cops who murder, bribe and beat to serve their corrupt careers and Klein is hung out as bait. Big fish leap at his throat - racketeers, narcotic kings and scum with skeletons they would kill to keep hidden. Three of the most epic and powerful crime novels ever written, this volume is an explosive journey through the dark side of recent American history, and crime writing at its best. 2011-12-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 1344 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : ZArSKMLiO7QC
ISBN-10 : 1448108632
ISBN-13 : 9781448108633
Time : 2011-12-31
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 119 KB/s
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Perfidia

Original Synopsis

"Perfidia has a total of 816 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. 'There has never been a writer like James Ellroy.' Telegraph Los Angeles, December 6, 1941. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. War fever and race hate grip the city and the internment of Japanese-Americans begins. Following the hellish murder of a Japanese family, three men and one woman are summoned. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police. He's superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith - Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer and fledgling war profiteer. Kay Lake is a 21-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. Hideo Ashida is a brilliant police chemist and the only Japanese on the payroll. Four driven souls - rivals, lovers, history's pawns - thrown into an investigation which will not only rip them apart but take America to the edge of the abyss at a crucial moment in its history. 2014-09-11 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 816 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : KriUAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1409023206
ISBN-13 : 9781409023203
Time : 2014-09-11
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 886 KB/s
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L.A. Noir

Original Synopsis

"L.A. Noir has a total of 848 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. Three of Ellroy's most compelling novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins in one volume. Blood On The Moon: 20 random killings of women are unconnected in police files. But Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins sees a pattern. As he is drawn to the murderer, the two men face a confrontation pitting icy intelligence against white-heated madness. . . Because The Night: Jacob Herzog, hero cop, has disappeared. A multiple murder committed with a pre-Civil War revolver remains unsolved. Are the two cases connected? As Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins pieces the puzzle together he discovers the darker threat of John Haviland, a psychiatrist whose pleasure comes from the manipulation of the weak and lonely. Suicide Hill: Duane Rice leaves jail with good news and bad news: two adulterous bank managers are ripe for squeezing, but Vandy, who he is obsessed with making a rock star, has disappeared. An orgy of violence erupts as Duane's partner goes beserk and Duane settles scores with knife and bullet. Leading the manhunt Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins stumbles on a horrifying conspiracy of corruption and betrayal- among his own colleagues. Ellroy's three great early novels are available in one volume for the first time - the books that led up to his LA Quartet. 2011-11-30 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 848 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : plC1ZyPJ5hwC
ISBN-10 : 1448108616
ISBN-13 : 9781448108619
Time : 2011-11-30
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 365 KB/s
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Crime Wave

Original Synopsis

"Crime Wave has a total of 304 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. Reportage and fiction from the underside of LA. James Ellroy is a unique and powerful writer with a tough and explosive voice. His obsession with the dark side of L. A. is personal and vital, triggered by the murder of his mother when he was ten. This defining event spawned an early addiction to paperback crime novels, and Ellroy's own writing is saturated in an often violent underworld of bent cops, politicians, stars, sleeze and rumour. Ellroy exploits memory, history, fact and fiction with relentless energy and panache. What emerges is an intense, mythical version of tinseltown in the second half of the twentieth century. 2012-01-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 304 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : jDzhGdC3Z9QC
ISBN-10 : 1448134439
ISBN-13 : 9781448134434
Time : 2012-01-31
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 395 KB/s
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Like Hot Knives to the Brain

Original Synopsis

"Like Hot Knives to the Brain has a total of 266 pages which are papers from writer 'Peter Wolfe'. James Ellroy's prose, in many ways as complex as any in the Western literary canon, strung together sensational stories of crime and catastrophe. The significance of his writing to Western culture has yet to be fully explored. Author Peter Wolfe offers us the first book-length study of Ellroy in English. 2006-11-28 time of publication of the book, [-Lexington Books-]"

Publisher : Lexington Books
Pages : 266 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : d_3aCUTj5rwC
ISBN-10 : 9780739120026
ISBN-13 : 0739120026
Time : 2006-11-28
Author : Peter Wolfe
Size : 291 KB/s
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The Crime Fiction Handbook

Original Synopsis

"The Crime Fiction Handbook has a total of 272 pages which are papers from writer 'Peter Messent'. The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts. Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to the genre of crime fiction Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre and useful theoretical approaches Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fiction tradition Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importance and illuminates the social and political anxieties at its heart. Shows the similarities and differences between British, American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions 2012-08-30 time of publication of the book, [-John Wiley & Sons-]"

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 272 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : APoDhwR6aMkC
ISBN-10 : 1118326547
ISBN-13 : 9781118326541
Time : 2012-08-30
Author : Peter Messent
Size : 123 KB/s
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Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Original Synopsis

"Historical Dictionary of Crime Films has a total of 463 pages which are papers from writer 'Geoff Mayer'. The crime film genre consists of detective films, gangster films, suspense thrillers, film noir, and caper films and is produced throughout the world. Crime film was there at the birth of cinema, and it has accompanied cinema over more than a century of history, passing from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color. The genre includes such classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Godfather, Gaslight, The French Connection, and Serpico, as well as more recent successes like Seven, Drive, and L.A. Confidential. The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema. 2012 time of publication of the book, [-Scarecrow Press-]"

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Pages : 463 Paper
Genre : Performing Arts
No.ID : 7AuRjwS9KDkC
ISBN-10 : 0810867699
ISBN-13 : 9780810867697
Time : 2012
Author : Geoff Mayer
Size : 889 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

LA

Original Synopsis

"LA has a total of 592 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. 2017-09-07 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 592 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : DqPDCQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781409023234
ISBN-13 : 1409023230
Time : 2017-09-07
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 863 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Clandestine

Original Synopsis

"Clandestine has a total of 352 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. A scintillating novel of sex and murder in 50s LA ... Los Angeles 1951 – Frederick Underhill, an ambitious rookie of the Los Angeles Police Department, want to become the most celebrated detective of his time. He is also sexually promiscuous. His two drives are brought together by the slaying of Maggie Cadwallader, a lonely woman whom Underhill slept with shortly before her death. Using his inside knowledge, Underhill gets himself on the case, which is being handled by LA’s most fearsome investigator: Lieutenant Dudley Smith. But instead of the celebrity status he was hoping for, Underhill finds himself on the edge of the abyss, his whole life and future about to take a fall. 2011-11-30 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 352 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : _ZrVAB9JePIC
ISBN-10 : 1448108608
ISBN-13 : 9781448108602
Time : 2011-11-30
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 195 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Untitled Ellroy Aus/Nz

Original Synopsis

"Untitled Ellroy Aus/Nz has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. 2002-02 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : aH39PAAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780712634175
ISBN-13 : 0712634177
Time : 2002-02
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 622 KB/s
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White Jazz

Original Synopsis

"White Jazz has a total of 416 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. Best-selling crime fiction author James Ellroy returns with the fourth in his LA Quartet. Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder. Lieutenant Dave Klein: in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire. Klein'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 secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time... 2011-11-30 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 416 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : laiMu1i-6FkC
ISBN-10 : 1448108624
ISBN-13 : 9781448108626
Time : 2011-11-30
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 312 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Killer on the Road

Original Synopsis

"Killer on the Road has a total of 272 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. Martin Michael Plunkett is a product of his times -- the possessor of a genius intellect, a pitiless soul of brushed steel, and a heart of blackest evil. With criminal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, he comes to the bay city of San Francisco -- and submits to savage and terrible impulses that reveal to him his true vocation as a pure and perfect murderer. And so begins his decade of discovery and terror, as he cuts a bloody swath across the full length of a land, ingeniously exploiting and feeding upon a society's obsessions. As he maneuvers deftly through a seamy world of drugs, flesh, and perversions, the media will call him many things -- but Martin Plunkett's real name is Death. His brilliant, twisted mind is a horriying place to explore. His madness reflects a nation's own. The killer is on the road. And there's nowhere in America to hide. 1999-06-01 time of publication of the book, [-Harper Collins-]"

Publisher : Harper Collins
Pages : 272 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : 8XoMLE8BS2kC
ISBN-10 : 038080896X
ISBN-13 : 9780380808960
Time : 1999-06-01
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 628 KB/s
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My Dark Places

Original Synopsis

"My Dark Places has a total of 416 pages which are papers from writer 'James Ellroy'. 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 into his past. Shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel WHITE JAZZ, he determined to return to Los Angeles and, with the help of veteran detective Bill Stoner, attempt to solve the 38-year-old killing. The result is one of the few classics of crime non-fiction and autobiography to appear in the last few decades; a hypnotic trip to America's underbelly and one man's tortured soul. 2011-11-30 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 416 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : sl_jGCg6nZ8C
ISBN-10 : 1448134080
ISBN-13 : 9781448134083
Time : 2011-11-30
Author : James Ellroy
Size : 118 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB