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My Top 10 List for this year over at Little Fiction

10 Amazing  1950s-Cop-Slang Phrases I Learned from James Ellroy Crime Novels in 2012

This year I read four James Ellroy crime novels, all set in 1950s LA: Suicide Hill, The Big Nowhere, White Jazz, and LA Confidential. The thing I like most about James Ellroy is his use of period slang. Here are ten terms he uses regularly that really capture the depraved world he depicts. (more)



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