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James Ellroy

Autor(a) de The Black Dahlia

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais "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 mostrar menos
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Obras por James Ellroy

The Black Dahlia (1987) 5,437 exemplares
L. A. Confidential (1990) 3,385 exemplares
American Tabloid (1995) 2,824 exemplares
The Big Nowhere (1988) 1,972 exemplares
The Cold Six Thousand (2001) 1,839 exemplares
White Jazz (1992) 1,733 exemplares
My Dark Places (1996) 1,587 exemplares
Blood's a Rover (2009) 1,000 exemplares
Clandestine (1982) 778 exemplares
Brown's Requiem (1981) 694 exemplares
Perfidia (2014) 670 exemplares
Killer on the Road (1986) 604 exemplares
Hollywood Nocturnes (1994) 564 exemplares
Blood on the Moon (1984) 564 exemplares
L.A. Noir (1984) 450 exemplares
Destination: Morgue!: L.A. Tales (2003) 412 exemplares
Because the Night (1984) 379 exemplares
Suicide Hill (1986) 364 exemplares
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Editor; Contribuidor — 357 exemplares
This Storm (2019) 258 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Editor & Introduction — 156 exemplares
Widespread Panic (2021) 132 exemplares
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) — Editor — 113 exemplares
Gedumpt (1998) 70 exemplares
LAPD '53 (1672) 66 exemplares
The Enchanters (2023) 45 exemplares
Ricatto (2012) 40 exemplares
Tijuana, mon amour [SS] (1999) 38 exemplares
Jungletown Jihad [SS] (2003) 19 exemplares
Loco por Donna (2006) 14 exemplares
Grave Doubt [SS] (2002) 12 exemplares
Polar : Spécial Ellroy [omnibus] (1992) 11 exemplares
Extorsion : Suivi de Perfidia (2014) 11 exemplares
[unidentified works] 7 exemplares
Millennium thriller (2011) 5 exemplares
L. A. Confidencial. Volumen II (2002) 4 exemplares
Panique générale (2022) 3 exemplares
Murder and Mayhem (1993) 3 exemplares
The Black Dahlia (Vol. 1 of 2) (2003) 3 exemplares
The Black Dahlia (Vol. 2 of 2) (2003) 3 exemplares
Erittäin salainen (2010) 2 exemplares
Cronaca nera (2019) 2 exemplares
High Darktown 2 exemplares
Gravy Train 2 exemplares
Hollywood trema (racconti) (2017) 2 exemplares
Storm, The 1 exemplar
Six Years 1 exemplar
Tabloid 1 exemplar
Moja mracna mesta (2018) 1 exemplar
Fehér jazz (2013) 1 exemplar
Hvid jazz : roman 1 exemplar
The Enchantress 1 exemplar
Requiem por brown 1 exemplar
Ola de crímenes (2001) 1 exemplar
Jener Sturm: 2 (2020) 1 exemplar
O grande desconhecido (1993) 1 exemplar
Torch Number 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Granta 46: Crime (1994) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
The Badge (1958) — Introdução — 80 exemplares
L.A. Confidential: The Screenplay (1997) — Introdução — 73 exemplares
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (1996) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Scene of the Crime: Photographs from the LAPD Archive (1700) — Introdução — 61 exemplares
Street Kings [2008 film] (2008) — Writer — 45 exemplares
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum



Los Angeles nos anos 50: o glamour, as festas fabulosas e a agitação nocturna escondem um submundo dominado por corrupção, crime organizado, tráfico de droga, violência e sexo. Quando o café Mocho da Noite se torna palco de um homicídio em massa, três polícias vêem-se enredados numa teia da qual poderão não sair vivos. À medida que o pesadelo se adensa, a sua lealdade e coragem será testada até ao limite, num romance que conheceu em 1997 uma versão cinematográfica e que é considerado por muitos a obra-prima de James Ellroy.… (mais)
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