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Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories By James Ellroy

Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories
by James Ellroy

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Dick Contino - 50s accordian player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal.meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles...a killer who is closer to Contino than he suspects - a killer who wants in on the kidnap - for real...
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Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories by James Ellroy

Dick Contino - 50s accordian player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake kidnapping scam. meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles...a killer who is closer to Contino than he suspects - a killer who wants in on the kidnap - for real... Plus five previously unpublished short stories.

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Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories Reviews


"The outstanding American crime-writer of his generation" * Peter Gutteridge, Independent *
"James Ellroy writes like a man possessed about men possessed" * David Pascoe, Modern Review *
"Not since the days of Hammett and Chandler has the crime novel been so eloquent and seductive" * VOX *

About James Ellroy


James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels - The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz were international bestsellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine's Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was Time magazine's Best Book and New York Times notable book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City.

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GOR001182948
Dick Contino's Blues And Other Stories by James Ellroy
James Ellroy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
1994-02-17
176
0099410117
9780099410119
N/A
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