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L.A. Confidential

Ellroy, James (Book - 1990)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
L.A. Confidential
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Three troubled cops-- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret-- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles.
Authors: Ellroy, James, 1948-
Title: L.A. confidential
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c1990
Characteristics: 496 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James Ellroy
Summary: Three troubled cops-- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret-- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles.
ISBN: 9780892962938
0892962933
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ELLROY
Subject Headings: Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction Police corruption California Los Angeles Fiction Police California Los Angeles Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Police corruption
Police
LCCN: 89040523
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Three troubled cops-- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret-- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles.

Disturbed cops, dark secrets, and call girls cut to look like the stars.


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Mar 31, 2014
  • PeterMacRaild rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a well-written book, but I found that it was a little bit too violent for my tastes. Still recommended, though.

Sep 16, 2009
  • bruins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The movie doesn't begin to do this book justice.

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