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Brown's Requiem
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Brown's Requiem
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Fritz Brown's L.A.—and his life—are masses of contradictions, like stirring chorales sung for the dead. A less-than-spotless former cop with a drinking problem—a private eye-cum-repo man with a taste for great music—he has been known to wallow in the grime beneath the Hollywood glitter. But Fritz Brown's life is about to change, thanks to the appearance of a racist psycho who flashes too much cash for a golf caddie and who walked away clean from a multiple murder rap. Reopening this cas could be Fritz's redemption; his welcome back to a moral world and his path to a pure and perfect love. But to get there, he must make it through a grim, lightless place where evil has no national borders; where lies beget lies and death begets death; where there's little tolerance for Bach or Beethoven and deadly arson is a lesser mortal sin; and where a p.i.'s unhealthy interest in the past can turn beautiful music into funeral dirge.

Fritz Brown's L.A.—and his life—are masses of contradictions, like stirring chorales sung for the dead. A less-than-spotless former cop with a drinking problem—a private eye-cum-repo man with a taste for great music—he has been known to wallow in the grime beneath the Hollywood glitter. But Fritz Brown's life is about to change, thanks to the appearance of a racist psycho who flashes too much cash for a golf caddie and who walked away clean from a multiple murder rap. Reopening this cas could be Fritz's redemption; his welcome back to a moral world and his path to a pure and perfect love. But to get there, he must make it through a grim, lightless place where evil has no national borders; where lies beget lies and death begets death; where there's little tolerance for Bach or Beethoven and deadly arson is a lesser mortal sin; and where a p.i.'s unhealthy interest in the past can turn beautiful music into funeral dirge.

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  • JAMES ELLROY was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed L.A. Quartet: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, and White Jazz, as well as the Underworld USA trilogy: American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood's a Rover. He is the author of one work of non-fiction, The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.

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  • AudioFile Magazine R.C. Bray's terse delivery is a perfect complement to Ellroy's tight style. Bray's portrayal of private eye Fritz Brown sounds tough but warm, which is just what we'd expect from a former L.A. cop and recovering alcoholic with a passion for classical music. The story follows Brown in his attempt to solve a series of twenty-year-old crimes and cover-ups that lead up to a present-day conspiracy, all the while dealing with his own demons. Bray's narration is as dogged as Brown's quest, and it lures the listener in. F.T. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine
  • Mystery News “Crime, corruption, and obsessive sex . . . the most acclaimed noir writer of the past twenty years.”
  • The New York Times “Hard-bitten . . . ingenious . . . Ellroy segues into political intrigue without missing a beat.”
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