James Ellroy - This Storm

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ellroy, one of the top crime fiction writers working today, excels at telling large stories on an expansive canvas. He won renown first with his Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy–which included the classic American Tabloid—and cemented his reputation with his unparalleled L.A. Quartet. In his new novel, which follows Perfidia as the second volume of a projected four, Ellroy returns to Los Angeles. The time is 1942. The city is inflamed with war fever and racism, and many in the LAPD are less concerned with fighting crime than with profiteering, tracking down fifth column elements, or, when a body washes up in a mudslide, with claiming a share of the loot from an unsolved gold heist a decade earlier. Masterfully paced, richly plotted, and dripping with noir, this is historical crime fiction at its best—and vintage Ellroy.


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ISBN: 9780307957009
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Published: Knopf - June 4th, 2019

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