Order of James Ellroy Books
James Ellroy is an American author of noir crime fiction and historical mystery novels. He is best known for his unique style of prose where he leaves connecting words out and writes in short sentences. He was able to condense his novel White Jazz from 900 pages to 350 by simply eliminating verbs, rather than eliminating any subplots. He is best known for his L.A. Quartet and Underworld USA Trilogy.
James Ellroy became a published author in 1981 with the standalone title Brown’s Requiem. Below is a list of James Ellroy’s books in order of when they were originally released:
Publication Order of Lloyd Hopkins Books
Publication Order of L.A. Quartet Books
Publication Order of Underworld U.S.A. Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories||(1982)|
|Crime Wave: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.||(1999)|
Publication Order of Best American Mystery Stories Anthologies
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: Killer on the Road was also published under the title Silent Terror. Dick Contino’s Blues and Other Stories was also published as Hollywood Nocturnes. All anthologies are edited with Otto Penzler.
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