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    Writer James Ellroy - Hardtalk speaks one of the greatest crime writers.

    “Well, I’m from there and it’s where I go when women divorce me” – crime writer James Ellroy talks about his home of Southern California, and how his mother’s murder sparked his curiosity in crime
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    Memoir he wrote about his mother when he tried to solve her murder (it is still unsolved to this day).

    http://www.amazon.com/My-Dark-Places.../dp/0679762051
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    Big fan of Ellroy's work.
    Ive read the "LA Quartet" several times. Brilliant work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfieTX View Post
    Memoir he wrote about his mother when he tried to solve her murder (it is still unsolved to this day).

    http://www.amazon.com/My-Dark-Places.../dp/0679762051
    I read that years ago and really liked it. What a horrible life he had. My dad lived in El Monte at the time of the murder (I did not live with him) and for a second I wondered if he was the "swarthy man". He drank a lot and went to low-rent bars and was swarthy. Freaked me out for a minute. But his age did not fit and I really don't think he would murder anybody. He died before I read the book so I could not ask him if he knew of the places in the book or had heard of the murder.



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