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By James Ellroy

"Astonishing . . . unique, bold, brilliant."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

In 1958 Jean Ellroy used to be murdered, her physique dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer used to be by no means stumbled on, and the police disregarded her as a casualty of an inexpensive Saturday evening. James Ellroy used to be ten whilst his mom died, and he spent the subsequent thirty-six years operating from her ghost and trying to exorcize it via crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy give up working. He went again to L.A., to determine the reality approximately his mother--and himself.

In My darkish Places, our such a lot uncompromising crime author tells what occurred while he teamed up with a super murder cop to enquire a homicide that everybody else had forgotten--and reclaim the mummy he had despised, wanted, yet by no means dared to like. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that also is a historical past of the yank means of violence.

"Ellroy is extra robust than ever."
--The country

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Godfrey called Jim Bruton and ran the interview by him. Bruton said he’d check out the Ivanhoe. An anonymous tipster called the Temple City Sheriff’s Tuesday morning. He said this “Johnny” guy might be the one who choked that nurse. The tipster said Johnny frequented the Desert Inn. ” He was white, 30 to 35, 5/8// with a medium build. He had black hair and a dark complexion. He had an ex-girlfriend named Patricia Fields. The desk sergeant relayed the information to Bill Vickers. Vickers found a phone listing for Patricia Fields and called her.

You could see what was shaking at the Horseshoe, the Coconino, the Trade-winds, the Desert Inn, the Time-Out, the Jet Room, the Lucky X or the Alibi. The Hollywood East was good. The Big Time, the Off-Beat, the Manger, the Blue Room and the French Basque were okay. Ditto the Cobra Room, Lalo’s, the Pine-Away, the Melody Room, the Cave, the Sportsman, the Pioneer, the 49’er, the Palms and the Twister. You could belt a few. You might meet somebody. The ’50s divorce boom was peaking. You could draw from a big pool of at-the-ready women.

The man was 35 to 40, 5′8″ to 6′. He had a slender build and dark hair slicked back from a widow’s peak. He had a swarthy complexion. He was wearing a dark suit and a white shirt open at the throat. The man seemed to know the two women. Another man asked Margie to dance. He was 25-ish, light-haired, medium height and build. He was wearing sloppy clothes and tennis shoes. He was drunk. Margie declined his invitation. The drunk got snotty and walked off. A short while later she saw him dancing with the dishwater blonde.

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