Set in 1950s L A CLANDESTINE follows Frederick Underhill of the Los Angeles Police Department as he pursues his dream to become the most celebrated detective of all time. The death of a lonely woman gives him his chance. As an ex-lover of the victim, Underhill soon gets on the case with L A's most feared interrogator Lieutenant Dudley Smith. But instead of finding his career on the way up, he finds his life about to take a fall. . . .
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"The outstanding American crime writer of his generation" ( Peter Gutteridge, Independent)
"Ellroy is a unique voice in American fiction" ( Jonathan Kellerman)
"Ellroy's crime fiction represents a high mark in the genre" ( New York Newsday)
"One of the most important popular fiction writers in America, whose best books take their readers to the darkest places of the human condition - a Tinseltown Dostoyevsky" ( Time Out)
A scintillating novel of sex and murder in 50s LA
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Book Description Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099226227
Book Description Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099226227