My Dark Places

My Dark Places

James Ellroy


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

In 1958 Jean Ellroy was once murdered, her physique dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb.  Her killer was once by no means discovered, and the police brushed aside her as a casualty of an inexpensive Saturday evening. James Ellroy was once 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 hand over running.  He went again to L.A., to determine the reality approximately his mother--and himself.  

In My darkish areas, 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 mum 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 manner of violence.

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

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