Title: Brown's Requiem (Armchair Detective Library)...
Publisher: Otto Penzler Books
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless As-New condition 1st Edition Thus/1st Printing hardcover in As-New condition dust jacket SIGNED by the author on the title page without inscription at a recent signing event in Pasadena, California. This is a 1st printing of the trade edition, not the limited edition. The dust jacket has been put in a clear plastic protective sleeve. A beautiful collector's copy of the first hardcover edition of Ellroy's first novel, originally published as a paperback original. We will pack it in bubble-wrap to protect its corners and ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in your mailbox in perfect condition!. Bookseller Inventory # ABH224
Synopsis: Fritz Brown, an ex-cop and private detective in Los Angeles, is hired for a simple surveillance job he thinks will provide easy money, but instead he encounters a world of violence and corruption. Reissue.
Review: Before he began to remap the geography of the crime novel and venture out into the darkest noir night of them all with L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, White Jazz, and American Tabloid, James Ellroy started his career with this powerful but basically straightforward book about Los Angeles private eye Fritz Brown. At first glance, the story of an investigation into a crooked golf tournament that opens up to include arson and murder could be just another work by any one of the dozens of good writers who have used Southern California as a metaphor for the decline and fall of civilization. But behind the terse prose, astute readers will soon begin to hear something else--the increasingly loud clamor of a cry of pain that will eventually become the barely manageable madness of Ellroy's later books. --Dick Adler
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