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Crime Files

James Ellroy

Demon Dog of Crime Fiction

Authors: Powell, Steven

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About this book

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction is a study of all of Ellroy's key works, from his debut novel Brown's Requiem to the epic Underworld USA trilogy. This book traces the development of Ellroy's writing style and the importance of his Demon Dog persona to carving out his unique place in American crime fiction.

About the authors

Steven Powell is a researcher at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the editor of Conversations with James Ellroy (2012) and 100 American Crime Writers (2012). He has written several articles for the British Politics Review, blogs about crime fiction at VenetianVase.co.uk, and co-organised the James Ellroy: Visions of Noir conference at the University of Liverpool.

Reviews

“He writes in a readable way, wears his learning lightly, and puts his discussions with Ellroy to good use. If you are interested in studying Ellroy, this thoughtful … book will prove a valuable and important resource.” (Martin Edwards, Do You Write Under Your Own Name, Doyouwriteunderyourownname.blogspot.de, January, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 1-7

  • Lee Earle Ellroy and the Avon Novels

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 8-48

  • The Lloyd Hopkins Novels: Ellroy’s Displaced Romantic

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 49-90

  • James Ellroy, Jean Ellroy and Elizabeth Short: The Demon Dog and Transmogrification in The Black Dahlia

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 91-128

  • Developing Noir: The Los Angeles Quartet

    Powell, Steven

    Pages 129-168

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49083-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49082-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
James Ellroy
Book Subtitle
Demon Dog of Crime Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49083-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137490834
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49082-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 225
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