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Exclusive New James Ellroy Cover

Crime fiction's self-proclaimed 'demon dog' is back.

James Ellroy, one of the world's greatest crime writers, returns with his new book Perfidia and we're delighted to be able to exclusively reveal the cover design.

The book is the first part of what will become his second 'L.A. Quartet' and is an epic novel, set in L.A. over 24 days, beginning on 6 December 1941, with America reeling in the wake of the Pearl Harbor bombings. This is set to be James Ellroy's largest, most historically dense and factually detailed novel yet, taking in crime, war and romance, featuring a host of returning characters from previous works, including arch villain Dudley Smith, anti-hero of The Big Nowhere, White Jazz and L.A. Confidential.

Check out the cover below and watch the video, created by Print Club London and filmmaker Tali Clarke, which documents the creation of screen prints showcasing the cover design in their Dalston studios.

Read our explosive interview, published earlier this year, with the man himself.

Perfidia by James Ellroy will be published by William Heinemann in hardback and ebook on 11 September 2014. Pre-order now from here

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