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James Ellroy


The Cold Six Thousand
2001

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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels - The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz - were international bestsellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine's Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. James Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.


I suppose I could sit down and figure it all out in advance, but first that would make the writing of it no fun, that sounds like Mad-Libs to me. And I guess it also doesnít take into account the serendipity .. I donít want to plan out everything before I do it.

- Lisa Scottoline
Dirty Blonde


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