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Ent there is no line he won’t cross Estranged from his wife and daughters and on the verge of being drummed out of the department for his transgressions Hopkins is assigned to investi. Another fast tough crime novel from JAmes Ellroy Unlike his famous books this one is set in the present day But the updating of the scenery doesn t get in the way of his muscular prose James Ellroy kicks mighty big butt

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Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins is the most brilliant homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department and one of its most troubled In his obsessive mission to protect the innoc. The best book in the LA Noir series and an obvious bridge to some of his best books

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Gate a series of bloody bank robberies As the violence escalates and the case becomes ever vicious Hopkins will be forced to cross the line once again to stop a maniac on a murder binge. In Suicide Hill 1986 James Ellroy is still feeling his way toward the staccato connect the dots style that marks his later better known period noir works such as LA Confidential and American Tabloid Billed as A Sgt Lloyd Hopkins Novel of Suspense it s the finale in a trilogy starring a brilliant but morally casual police investigator with decided emotional sexual and violence issues I mean crooks and other cops all call him Crazy Lloyd Hopkins Yeah In this one he tries to solve a couple of bank robberies While trying to save his job And fix his broken marriage The usual stuff It s better than the previous Hopkins novel the tedious Because the Night and accessible than Ellroy s later stuff but still florid and overwrought and the patter cops are pigs and fuzz and women are bimbos often seems trite than snappy For hardcore Ellroy fans only


10 thoughts on “Suicide Hill

  1. says:

    The best book in the LA Noir series and an obvious bridge to some of his best books

  2. says:

    Suicide Hill is a crappy name for a book and the third book in James Ellroy's Lloyd Hopkins series of books The title of the books i j

  3. says:

    Another mistake from library visit gave it a try anyway

  4. says:

    In SUICIDE HILL James Ellroy puts the emphasis on a wayward bank robber and his delusional dream of converting a junkie into a rock star prone

  5. says:

    The wrap up to Ellroy's Lloyd Hopkins trilogy winds up with Ellroy figuring out the next to last of the tools he needs structuring his book around multiple protagonists and how their desires weave together to form a larger tapestry of crime and redemptionI've got a few of Ellroy's early books to read but from wha

  6. says:

    Another fast tough crime novel from JAmes Ellroy Unlike his famous books this one is set in the present day But the updating of the scenery doesn't get in the way of his muscular prose James Ellroy kicks mighty big butt

  7. says:

    In Suicide Hill 1986 James Ellroy is still feeling his way toward the staccato connect the dots style that marks his later better k

  8. says:

    I suppose this achieves Ellroy's intent so 5 stars Tho I'm afraid I can't articulate what that intent is If I understood people in general better One honest way to end that sentence is then I wouldn't suspect I'm

  9. says:

    This third book of the trilogy was enjoyable as I coud see Elroy's writing and plot improve so much over the first two books Having read all his works except these three and being a big fan I was able to follow his development as a writer Having grown up in Southern California in about the same time as he did I loved all the local reference

  10. says:

    This here is the clear bridge from Ellroy's earlier spottier works to the first LA uartet and what was to come an

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