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    • This Storm

    • A novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    It is January 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit LA. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They're grievously wrong. It's a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt vice cop. He's a flesh peddler and a bagman for the LA chief of police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working army intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pulp. Mucho Pulp. Too much pulp.

    • By Mr Dangerous on 06-09-19

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 547

    On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An oddly compelling story

    • By Jane on 09-23-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAPD detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By M on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Big Nowhere

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Los Angeles, 1950. Danny Upshaw is a sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is DA's bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son. Buzz Meeks - bagman, ex-narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes - is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the LA Quartet

    • By diggindiana on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination - in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best American Mob Novel

    • By Jason Platt on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Perfidia

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans - but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece of Writing and Narration

    • By Charles LaBorde on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    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 countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An all-around masterpiece

    • By MisterBleau on 01-10-10

    Regular price: $51.93

    • White Jazz

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns - it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • More characters than the ear can hear.

    • By Redwood Kardon on 01-06-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Cold Six Thousand

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    In The Cold Six Thousand, James Ellroy's most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole of the 1960s under his blistering lens. The result is a work of fierce, epic fiction, a speedball through our most tumultuous time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Plausible history

    • By Snoodely on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Clandestine

    • Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classics
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Fred Underhill is a young cop on the rise in Los Angeles in the early 1950s - a town blinded to its own grime by Hollywood glitter; a society nourished by newspaper lies that wants its heroes all-American and squeaky clean. A chance to lead on a possible serial killing is all it takes to fuel Underhill's reckless ambition - and it propels him into a dangerous alliance with certain mad and unstable elements of the law enforcement hierarchy. When the case implodes with disastrous consequences, it is Fred Underhill who takes the fall. His life is in ruins, his promising future suddenly a dream of the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Proto-Ellroy

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $13.21

    • My Dark Places

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy LA suburb.Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was 10 when his mother died, and he spent the next 36 years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to LA, to find out the truth about his mother - and himself.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Suicide Hill

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In disgrace after a badly handled arrest in New Orleans, Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins is assigned as a liaison officer to an FBI investigation of a series of diabolical and clever bank robberies. Three men have done their homework: they choose bank managers who are having affairs, kidnap their girlfriends, and force the managers to open the banks early.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Try this title for a change of pace

    • By Robert on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 3

    • By: Robert Bloch, James Gould Cozzens, James Ellroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Cox, Jamie Farr, Robert Forster, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Breathtaking suspense, cold-blooded crime and challenging twists of plot make this collection a chilling audio experience. Featuring the finest short-story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present, including: "The Perfect Crime" by Ben Ray Redman, "Quitters, Inc." by Stephen King, "High Darktown" by James Ellroy, "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Robert Bloch, "Clerical Error" by James Gould Cozzens, "The Gettysburg Bugle" by Ellery Queen, and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, sometimes riveting, and fun!

    • By Gary & Jay on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Blood on the Moon

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins can't stand music, or any loud sounds. He's got a beautiful wife, but he can't get enough of other women. And instead of bedtime stories, he regales his daughters with bloody crime stories. He's a thinking man's cop with a dark past and an obsessive drive to hunt down monsters who prey on the innocent. Now, there's something haunting him. He sees a connection in a series of increasingly gruesome murders of women committed over a period of 20 years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Looking for new answers

    • By Darwin8u on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Le Dahlia noir

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Élodie Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    1947, à Los Angeles. Elizabeth Short est découverte morte dans un terrain vague, nue et mutilée d'un rictus tracé au couteau. Ce crime ébranle l'Amérique et James Ellroy en particulier, pour qui ce meurtre fait écho à celui de sa mère, perpétré quand l'auteur n'avait que dix ans. Le roman qu'il en fit par la suite met en scène deux policiers du LAPD, dont l'obsession pour la jeune fille légère que fut la victime révèle le goût pour le morbide. L'ambiguïté des personnages et la noirceur des motifs de ce livre en font un des sommets du genre.

    Regular price: $21.15

    • This Storm

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    January '42. LA reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it as a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early warning signal of chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist. There’s Fifth Column treason on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There’s two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with history.

    Regular price: $29.77

    • Brown's Requiem

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Fritz Brown’s L.A. - and his life - are masses of contradictions, like stirring chorales sung for the dead. A less-than-spotless former cop with a drinking problem - a private-eye-cum-repo man with a taste for great music - he has been known to wallow in the grime beneath the Hollywood glitter. But Fritz Brown’s life is about to change, thanks to the appearance of a racist psycho who flashes too much cash for a golf caddie and who walked away clean from a multiple murder rap.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • it's ok

    • By Valentine McGillycuddy on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Brown's Requiem

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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’s an ugly job, but Fritz is not one to say no to easy money. That doesn’t mean he won’t take a case now and then. A caddy visits his office, asking Fritz to dig up dirt on the golf-nut who’s dating his sister. Convinced by the caddy’s suspiciously fat wad of bills, Fritz agrees to investigate, hoping for a chance to meet the girl.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!

    • By M. Giorgi on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Hilliker Curse

    • My Pursuit of Women
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: James Ellroy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.” The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Jim, Hire an Actor

    • By Charles LaBorde on 01-19-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAPD 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.

    Regular price: $26.53

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