Ellroy, James. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1996 First Edition. 353 pp. Signed (JE) by the author. “Signed by the Author” sticker. Dust jacket has a couple of short tears. A solid copy. “The man who reenergized the hard-boiled detective genre delivers a true-crime noir unflinchingly detailing his mother’s murder and his own belated but obsessive investigation of it.” – Kirkus Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.