LA Quartet

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,353 ratings

The Black Dahlia Publisher's Summary

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.

In this fictionalized treatment of a real case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, both LA cops obsessed with the Black Dahlia, journey through the seamy underside of Hollywood to the core of the dead girl's twisted life.

©1987 James Ellroy (P)2006 Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 454

    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

  • Book 2

    • The Big Nowhere

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • 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

  • Book 3

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

  • Book 4

    • White Jazz

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • White Jazz

    • L.A. Quartet, Book 4
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 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

    Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boomtown 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, 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.

    Regular price: $25.79