Format: Paperback, 432pp. ISBN: 0618124934 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Pub. Date: September 2002 From the Publisher Our perennially popular anthology is a favorite of mystery buffs and general readers alike. This year, the world-renowned author James Ellroy lends his estimable talent to the series, offering pieces from the likes of Robert B. Parker, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly, and Stuart Kaminsky. The novels in Ellroy’s L.A. quartet – The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz – were international bestsellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time’s Best Book of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was Time’s Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996.