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Publisher Comments:

Fritz Brown's L.A.--and his life--are masses of contradictions, like stirring chorales sung for the dead. A less-than-spotless former cop with a drinking problem--a private eye-cum-repo man with a taste for great music--he has been known to wallow in the grime beneath the Hollywood glitter. But Fritz Brown's life is about to change, thanks to the appearance of a racist psycho who flashes too much cash for a golf caddie and who walked away clean from a multiple murder rap. Reopening this cas could be Fritz's redemption; his welcome back to a moral world and his path to a pure and perfect love. But to get there, he must make it through a grim, lightless place where evil has no national borders; where lies beget lies and death begets death; where there's little tolerance for Bach or Beethoven and deadly arson is a lesser mortal sin; and where a p.i.'s unhealthy interest in the past can turn beautiful music into funeral dirge.

Synopsis:

Beneath the golden glitter of Los Angeles, Tinsel Town spawns sleaze, sickies, psychos, and wise-guys. Ex-cop Fritz Brown, sometime P.I., full-time Beethoven buff, sees it all as he walks the shady side of the street. Now he's got a client named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker, a caddie who flashes too much cash... and a gut feeling that this case could be his last. Brown is presumably investigating the relationship between Fat Dog's sister and the man with whom she lives. Instead, Brown finds himself in Fat Dog's apartment in Tijuana — an apartment that reeks with filth and leehery. Arson, pay-offs, and porn are all part of the game, But so is Fat Dog's foxy cello-playing sister. And soon Brown's desire to make beautiful music with her threatens to turn his favorite song into a funeral march.

About the Author

James Ellroy was born in 1948 in Los Angeles, the city that serves as backdrop for his acclaimed crime fiction. His novels include L.A. Confidential (which was made into an Academy Award-winning motion picture in 1997), Because the Night, Brown's Requiem, The Big Nowhere, White Jazz, The Black Dahlia, and American Tabloid.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380731770
Author:
Ellroy, James
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Author:
by James Ellroy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.03x5.25x.74 in. .48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Beneath the golden glitter of Los Angeles, Tinsel Town spawns sleaze, sickies, psychos, and wise-guys. Ex-cop Fritz Brown, sometime P.I., full-time Beethoven buff, sees it all as he walks the shady side of the street. Now he's got a client named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker, a caddie who flashes too much cash... and a gut feeling that this case could be his last. Brown is presumably investigating the relationship between Fat Dog's sister and the man with whom she lives. Instead, Brown finds himself in Fat Dog's apartment in Tijuana — an apartment that reeks with filth and leehery. Arson, pay-offs, and porn are all part of the game, But so is Fat Dog's foxy cello-playing sister. And soon Brown's desire to make beautiful music with her threatens to turn his favorite song into a funeral march.
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