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Thebault marked it as to-read Jan 07, Its subject is the murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, Californiawhich received wide attention because her corpse was horrifically mutilated and discarded in an empty residential lot. Partnered with Lee, the two men quickly become friends.

Bucky meets her family, which endures constant abuse from her father Emmett, a property developer. As he investigates the murder, Bucky encounters Madeleine Sprague, a spoiled socialite who greatly resembles Short and had a one-time sexual encounter with her.

He rebuffs her, despite a powerful attraction, because he sees her and Lee as a surrogate family. The Big Nowhere Ellroy was known as an author of crime fiction but this novel is considered to have gained him critical notice as a serious writer of literature. Refresh and try again.


Margot added it Feb 17, Maja marked onir as to-read Jul 15, Books by James Ellroy. Quarteta cycle of novels set in s and s Los Angeles. They work well together until an arrest goes wrong and they kill four men in a gunfight. Bucky lays out the sequence of events: As he continues his investigation, he hears contradictory descriptions about Short, learning that she had been raped as a teenager, was rescued by some servicemen, learned she was infertileand became promiscuous with servicemen as she thought of them as noor saviors.

Confidentialand White Jazz —were international best sellers. Natacha rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Bucky is removed from the force while Madeleine is declared mentally ill and institutionalized.

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The novel ends with possible hope for Bucky’s future as he and Kay reconcile and have a baby in BostonMassachusettsShort’s birthplace. Lee is especially disturbed by the case; Bleichert learns Lee’s beloved nour Laurie vanished without a trace years earlier.

Works by James Ellroy. Dark Blue Street Kings Rampart.

Alexandra rated it really liked it Sep 28, The Black Dahlia has several references to characters having been committed to Atascadero State Hospitalbut this institution did not open until In the midst of this, Bucky gives up Madeleine and commits to Kay.

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in Bucky confronts Madeleine and Emmett, who he finds incestuously entwined on a bed. GHM marked it as to-read May 02, She and Bucky rekindle their affair, causing Kay to leave.


In exchange with keeping her name out of the papers, Madeleine plies Bucky with sex, causing him to fantasize that Madeline is Short. Alain rated it it was amazing Aug 14, BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 24, He is eventually transferred to the nascent forensics division, where he performs routine work on a wealthy suicide who lived a block away from Madeleine.

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Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview. Patricia added it Jan 05, Ellroy is known for a “telegraphic” writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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