My Dark Places
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

My Dark Places


  • Author : James Ellroy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-09-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0307488519


My Dark Places Book Description :

The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

My Dark Places
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

My Dark Places


  • Author : James Ellroy
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448134083


My Dark Places Book Description :

America's greatest crime writer investigates his mother's murder. On 21 June 1958, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy left her home in California. She was found strangled the next day. Her ten year-old son James had been with her estranged husband all weekend and was informed of her death on his return. Her murderer was never found, but her death had an enduring effect on her son - he spent his teens and early adult years as a wino, petty burglar and derelict. Only later, through his obsession with crime fiction, triggered by his mother's murder, did Ellroy begin to delve into his past. Shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel WHITE JAZZ, he determined to return to Los Angeles and, with the help of veteran detective Bill Stoner, attempt to solve the 38-year-old killing. The result is one of the few classics of crime non-fiction and autobiography to appear in the last few decades; a hypnotic trip to America's underbelly and one man's tortured soul.

My Dark Places
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

My Dark Places


  • Author : James Ellroy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679762058


My Dark Places Book Description :

The author provides an account of the 1958 murder of his mother, the failed probe into her killing, its impact on his own life, and the results of an investigation, with ex-homicide detective Bill Stoner, into the crime

Treasures in Dark Places

Treasures in Dark Places


  • Author : Leanna Cinquanta
  • Publisher : Chosen Books
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441231031


Treasures in Dark Places Book Description :

Captivating True Story of God's Supernatural Love at Work As a child, Leanna's young world pulsed with adventure, including emergency moves across the country in an old Dodge Dart with a dismantled airplane strapped to the roof. By age fifteen, she had become an equestrian champion with sights fixed on the Olympics. Then, in a series of stunning revelations, Jesus appeared to her and revolutionized her life. A few years later, not expecting to return alive, she wrote a will for her parents, left everything behind, and embarked for northern India with a one-way ticket and a mission: to rescue people trapped in darkness. This firsthand, often-supernatural account follows the rigors, heartaches, and miracles of a life propelled by faith into one of the poorest and darkest places on earth. Leanna's fearless determination to shine Jesus' light into the shadows--whether helping the destitute in small villages or reaching girls abused in the sex-trafficking trade--will thrill and inspire you to believe his power can change even your most trying circumstances.

Dark Places
Score: 3.5
From 3,204 Ratings

Dark Places


  • Author : Gillian Flynn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553418484


Dark Places Book Description :

For a price Libby Day will reconnect with the players that murdered her mother and two sisters in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas." Having testified that her brother Ben was the murderer on that fateful night twenty-five years ago, now she is not so sure as, piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started--on the run from a killer.

The Hilliker Curse
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Hilliker Curse


  • Author : James Ellroy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307594327


The Hilliker Curse Book Description :

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.” The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read.

The Novels of Gillian Flynn

The Novels of Gillian Flynn


  • Author : Gillian Flynn
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307953681


The Novels of Gillian Flynn Book Description :

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

Crime Wave
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Crime Wave


  • Author : James Ellroy
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375704710


Crime Wave Book Description :

A noir anthology presents short stories that reveal the dark underbelly of the City of Angels, as well as journalistic pieces examining true crimes

Up High in the Trees
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Up High in the Trees


  • Author : Kiara Brinkman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0802143709


Up High in the Trees Book Description :

In spare and gorgeous prose, this heartbreaking debut novel reveals a family in turmoil as told through the startling, deeply affecting voice of a nine-year-old autistic boy.

A Light in Dark Places

A Light in Dark Places


  • Author : Jennifer Graves
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-06-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 0615895344


A Light in Dark Places Book Description :

In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only person of interest in the case. For Jennifer Graves, Josh's sister, the nightmare started long before Susan's disappearance. From her experiences growing up in the Powell family to the terrifying moment when she first started to believe her brother was a killer, she relied on her faith to stay strong. She devoted herself to the safety of Susan's boys, Charlie and Braden, whom she hoped to be able to raise as her own. When the boys were murdered by their father in February, 2012, Jennifer was more than devastated, but she had to believe there was a reason for it all---including the deaths of her beloved nephews. In A Light In Dark Places, Jennifer shares her struggles and her triumphs. In coming to terms with such tragedy she finally was able to embrace the truth that we all have the power to choose our own path---and there is always hope, no matter how dark things may seem.