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Mysteries and Crime

My Dark Places, Ellroy, James

Author Name    Ellroy, James

Title   My Dark Places

Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo

Publisher   New York Knopf 1996

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   002182

Jean Ellroy, the author's mother, was murdered in 1958. Her body was dumped on a roadway in a run-down suburb of Los Angeles. The killer was never found and the case was closed. A sordid homicide that nobody remembered, Except her son James Ellroy. He was ten-years-old when his mother died. He grew up obsessed with murdered women and crime which of course led him to a carreer in writing. My Dark Places is the story of Jean and James Ellroy from 1958 to all past points and up to the present. This is practically a treatise on 38 years of American murder. This book is in near-fine condition. It has a small red remainder dot on the top-edge and a tiny bump to the lower front board corner. The book is unread and it is in very nice condition. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and only shows a tiny bit of shelf-wear to the spine panel. All in All this is an excellent copy of a most revealing work. A very nice first. We are pleased to send pictures on request.

Price = 40.00 USD

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