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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 Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was Time magazine Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  Ellroy is a Writer at Large for GQ.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Detective and mystery stories, American, Criminals California Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif, ) Fiction, Criminals Fiction, Crime Fiction