Book Reviews of Clandestine

Author: James Ellroy
ISBN-13: 9780380805297
ISBN-10: 0380805294
Publication Date: 2/1/1999
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Dark Alley
Book Type: Paperback
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Nobody writes noir detective fiction like James Ellroy, down and dirty and gritty. If you like the real deal, give this a try; you will not be disappointed.
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Ellroy's second published novel sets the stage for the long-running L.A. "bad cop" Dudley Smith who appears in many of his novels as a foil for several of his principal characters.

His real life mother's murder and Ellroy's childhood receive fictionalized treatment and form the core of the story which does not become apparent until the final third of the novel.

If you don't plan to read all of Ellroy's works you're better off starting with his well-known ones like The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. If you become an Ellroy fan you'll definitely want to read this one.