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    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 736
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 468

    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
    • Entertaining.

    • By krista on 09-12-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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 on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • White Jazz

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love me fierce in danger.

    • By Darwin8u on 12-06-15

    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 298
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    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

    • Perfidia

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    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

    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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....

    Regular price: $25.04

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • Brown's Requiem

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Suicide Hill

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • Hollywood Nocturnes

    • Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classics
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Nobody plays accordion like Dick Contino. His skilled fingers can find beauty in even the schmaltziest Borscht Belt favorites, and with his matinee-idol looks he could be a real star. Right now, though, he’s slumming it as the headliner in a Grade Z teenybopper picture called Daddy-O. He’s too good for this movie, and finishing it is going to take him to a very dark place. Daddy-O and Dick Contino are both real, their stories dredged out of the past by James Ellroy, a master of historical crime fiction. In Dick Contino's Blues he takes us to B-List Hollywood in 1957 - a time when movies were cheerful and dirty secrets lurked just off camera.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • The Big Nowhere

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A startling panorama of Los Angeles in the '50s. 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.

    Regular price: $25.79

    • Brown's Requiem

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • The Hilliker Curse

    • My Pursuit of Women
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: James Ellroy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • White Jazz

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jerry Orbach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Because the Night

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Three citizens are butchered during a liquor store holdup. An unstable veteran cop vanishes without a trace. Nothing connects these events except for a nagging hunch in the back of Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins' brain--a sinister foreboding that will lead him through the sin-and-sleaze playground of nighttime L.A. on the trail of a psycho psychiatrist with a talent for terror and mind-control. His gore-soaked journey through Hell will plunge this determined manhunter into the dark heart of madness--and beyond.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A rough draft for better Noir that will come

    • By Darwin8u on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Blood on the Moon

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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

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