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Destination: Morgue, L.A. Tales (SIGNED w. Tagline + Photo)

Ellroy, James

Published by London, UK: Century Publishing Co Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2004
ISBN 10: 0712661379 / ISBN 13: 9780712661379
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Title: Destination: Morgue, L.A. Tales (SIGNED w. ...

Publisher: London, UK: Century Publishing Co Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


First U.K. edition and first HARDBACK edition (as the U.S. edition was a paperback original), FIRST PRINTING thus, unread in MINT (Very-Fine/Very-Fine) condition (no marks/flaws, not book-club ed., not price-clipped, etc); SIGNED by JAMES ELLROY with his usual scrawl on the title page (simply signed, not inscribed to anyone); he also added the line 'Grrr!' next to his signature (unusual thus); comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the author signing this book! This collection contains both fiction (three interlinked novellas, 'Hollywood Fuck Pad', 'Hot Prowl Rape-O', and 'Jungletown Jihad') and non-fiction work (eight previously unpublished articles) by the greatest crime writer around. Bookseller Inventory # 9086

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Synopsis: James Ellroy is acknowledged as one of America's greatest living writers. As well as his critically acclaimed novels, he is a regular contributor to GQ magazine in the States. This collection will contain sixteen of these pieces, both autobiographical and crime reportage as well as three novellas, one of them being "Hollywood Fuck Pad".

From the Inside Flap: Dig. The Demon Dog gets down with a new book of scenes from America's capital of kink: Los Angeles. Fourteen pieces, some fiction, some nonfiction, all true enough to be admissible as state's evidence, and half of it in print for the first time. And every one of them bearing the James Ellroy brand of mayhem, machismo, and hollow-nose prose.

Here are Mexican featherweights and unsolved-murder vics, crooked cops and a very clean D.A. Here is a profile of Hollywood's latest celebrity perp-walker, Robert Blake, and three new novellas featuring a demented detective with an obsession with a Hollywood actress. And, oh yes, just maybe the last appearance of Hush-Hush sleaze-monger Danny Getchell. Here's Ellroy himself, shining a 500-watt Mag light into all the dark places of his life and imagination. Destination: Morgue! puts the reader's attention in a hammerlock and refuses to let go.
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