James Ellroy

James Ellroy is a Los Angeles native and crime fiction writer. His books include L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, and My Dark Places.

 

"She quoted a dead playwright and called me a bullet with nothing but a future. She understood my lack of self-pity. She knew why I despised everything that might restrict my forward momentum. She knew that bullets have no conscience. They speed past things and miss their marks as often as they hit them."

- James Ellroy, My Dark Places


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Tall Redhead Syndrome


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