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The Black Dahlia

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

Year: 1987     Genre: Crime Fiction

The Big Nowhere

Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, a nd deceit. The D. A.'s brass, a sheriff's deputy, and a rough-and-tumble bagman are unknowingly chasing a nightmare in this thrilling novel.

Year: 1988     Genre: Crime Fiction

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

Year: 1990     Genre: Crime Fiction

White Jazz

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.

Year: 1992     Genre: Crime Fiction



Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1987The Black DahliaCrime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
1988The Big NowhereCrime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
1990L.A. ConfidentialCrime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
1992White JazzCrime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
1995American TabloidPolitical Noir, Secret History, Underworld USA Trilogy
2001The Cold Six ThousandCrime Fiction, Political Noir, Underworld USA Trilogy
2009Blood's a RoverPolitical Noir, Underworld USA Trilogy




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