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Because the Night by James Ellroy

Because the Night (1984)

by James Ellroy

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Adroit, lightning fast and hard to hit all aptly describe James Ellroy's "Because the Night," an early novel in his oeuvre. Filled from beginning to end with noir surroundings and hard-boiled detective work Mr. Ellroy's main character, Lloyd Hopkins, must piece together and then take apart a very intricate, well laid and sadistic puzzle initiated by a brilliant, if otherwise insane, evil genius. My only negative criticism of the novel is that Mr. Ellroy seems to be holding back in this early work whereas in his later novels, he punches you square in the jaw and leaves you reeling for more. Nevertheless, "Because the Night" is an excellent and engrossing novel and one hard-boiled aficionados should pick up. ( )
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Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins had a hunch there was a connection between the three bloody bodies lying in a Hollywood liquor store, and one missing undercover cop. Following that hunch would take him down a trail of gore and violence. And it would plunge Hopkins into the dark heart of madness . . . and beyond. HC: Mysterious Press.

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"A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information - no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. To him they lead to one horrifying conclusion - a killer is on the loose and preying on his city."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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