Legendary award-winning and international bestselling author James Ellroy has had several of his L.A. Quartet novels turned into major motion pictures, most notably The Black Dahlia and the Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential.
His latest novel, This Storm, is the second installment to his Second Los Angeles Quartet. It’s New Year’s Eve 1941 and World War II is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. A colorful cast of characters fill the pages: U.S. Army Captain Smith (formerly LAPD Sergeant Dudley Smith), Hideo Ashida who counts the days until he’s swept into a Japanese internment camp, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Joan Conville, and Elmer Jackson, Ashida’s bodyguard. Conville and Ashida become obsessed with identifying a body discovered in a mudslide, believed to be a murder victim in an unsolved gold heist. When two detectives are found dead in a dope fiend hang-out, matters become even deadlier.
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How to order books & tickets:
This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of THIS STORM from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.
1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.
2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout.
3) All online orders must be submitted by 7:00pm on JUNE 8TH for your book to be personalized.
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day the book is published, JUNE 4TH at 10:00 AM.
Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.