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The L.A. Quartet is a sequence of four crime fiction novels by James Ellroy set in the late 1940s through the late 1950s in Los Angeles. [1]

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Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American film and stage actor.

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African American

African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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All-points bulletin

An all-points bulletin (APB) is a broadcast issued from one American law enforcement agency or Canadian law enforcement agency to its personnel, and/or to other law enforcement agencies.

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American Tabloid

American Tabloid is a 1995 novel by James Ellroy.

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Anti-communism is opposition to communism.

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Attorney general

In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general or attorney-general is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions he or she may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.

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Battle of Chavez Ravine

The Battle of Chavez Ravine has several meanings, but often refers to controversy surrounding government acquisition of land largely owned by Mexican Americans in Los Angeles' Chavez Ravine over approximately ten years (1951–1961).

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Bebop or bop is a style of jazz characterized by a fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and sometimes references to the melody.

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Benzedrine is the trade name of the racemic mixture of amphetamine (dl-amphetamine).

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Black Dahlia

"The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 15, 1947), an American woman who was the victim of a much-publicized murder in 1947.

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Bloody Christmas (1951)

Bloody Christmas was the name given to the severe beating of seven civilians by members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on December 25, 1951.

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Brenda Allen

Brenda Allen (born Marie Mitchell) was a madam based in Los Angeles, California, whose arrest in 1948 triggered a scandal that led to the reform of the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.). Allen received police protection due to her relationship with Sergeant Elmer V. Jackson of the L.A.P.D.'s administrative vice squad, who reportedly was her lover.

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The term brogue generally refers to an Irish accent.

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Business magnate

A business magnate (formally industrialist) refers to an entrepreneur of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise or field of business.

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California Attorney General

The California Attorney General is the State Attorney General of California.

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Charlie Parker

Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Chastity is sexual behavior of a man or woman that is acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of their culture, civilization or religion.

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Chief of police

A Chief of Police, also known as Police Chief or sometimes shortened to just Chief, is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America.

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Christmas or Christmas Day (Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Clandestine (novel)

Clandestine is an 1982 crime novel by American author James Ellroy.

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In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state.

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Confidential (magazine)

Confidential was a magazine published quarterly from December 1952 to August 1953 and then bi-monthly until it ceased publication in 1978.

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Conspiracy (criminal)

In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future.

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Construction is the process of creating and building infrastructure or a facility.

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Containment is a military strategy to stop the expansion of an enemy.

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Crime fiction

Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.

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Danny DeVito

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, producer and director.

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Darrell Sandeen

Darrell Sandeen (July 13, 1930 – January 22, 2009) was a character actor who specialized in playing menacing or offbeat people.

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David Conrad

David Crawford Conrad (born August 17, 1967) is an American actor.

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David Strathairn

David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor.

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Distinguished Service Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously, the United States Army Air Forces), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

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District attorney

The district attorney (DA), in many jurisdictions in the United States, represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses.

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Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland.

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Eric Roberts

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor.

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Examiner or The Examiner can refer to.

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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods.

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Gossip magazine

Gossip magazines (sometimes referred to as "'Tabloid Magazines'") are magazines that feature scandalous stories about the personal lives of celebrities and other well-known individuals.

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A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.

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Graham Beckel

Graham S. Beckel (born December 22, 1949) is an American character actor.

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Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing is a division of Hachette Book Group.

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Guy Pearce

Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an British Australian actor and musician.

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Heroin (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine (BAN, INN)) and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, boy, horse, brown, black, tar, and others is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C. R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy.

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist.

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Internal affairs (law enforcement)

The internal affairs (United States terminology) refers to a division of a law enforcement agency that investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of lawbreaking and professional misconduct attributed to officers on the force.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

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Jack Dragna

Jack Ignatius Dragna (April 18, 1891 – February 23, 1956) was an American Mafia member and Black Hander who was active in both Italy and the United States in the 20th century.

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James Cromwell

James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American film and television actor.

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James Ellroy

Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist.

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The Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

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Johnny Stompanato

John "Johnny" Stompanato (October 10, 1925 – April 4, 1958), also known as "Handsome Harry", "Johnny Stomp", "John Steele", and "Oscar", was a former United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer for gangster Mickey Cohen.

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Josh Hartnett

Joshua Daniel "Josh" Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor and producer of movies.

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Josh Hopkins

William Joshua "Josh" Hopkins (born September 12, 1970) is an American actor and amateur musician.

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959), better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian.

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Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland 11 July 2011, BBC (born 21 December 1966) is a British-born Canadian actor, film producer, and film director.

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Kim Basinger

Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger (often mispronounced; born December 8, 1953) is an American actress and former fashion model.

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1990) is neo-noir novel by James Ellroy, and the third of his L.A. Quartet series.

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L.A. Confidential (film)

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced.

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Latin honors

Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of distinction with which an academic degree was earned.

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Lieutenant governor

A lieutenant governor, lieutenant-governor, or vice governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction, but is often the deputy or lieutenant to or ranking under a governor — a "second-in-command".

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Line of duty death

A line of duty death (LODD) is a death in the fire service while on duty at an emergency or drill.

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List of Jesuit institutions

Jesuits have founded and managed a number of institutions, including universities that have produced many alumni.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), sometimes referred to as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (LASO), is an American law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California.

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Los Angeles Police Department

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the law enforcement agency of Los Angeles, California.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis (born 1961) is a chief film critic for The New York Times, along with A. O. Scott.

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Marisol Padilla Sánchez

Marisol Padilla Sánchez is an American actress.

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Melissa George

Melissa Suzanne George (born August 6, 1976) is an Australian-American actress.

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Member of Congress

A Member of Congress (MC) is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into some official body called congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature.

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.

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Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.

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Michael McCleery

Michael McCleery (born August 18, 1959) is an American film actor.

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Mickey Cohen

Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (September 4, 1913 – July 29, 1976) was a gangster based in Los Angeles and a member of the Jewish Mafia.

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Mike Starr (actor)

Michael "Mike" Starr (born July 29, 1950) is an American actor.

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A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles.

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Mysterious Press

Mysterious Press is an American publishing imprint.

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Noir fiction

Noir fiction (or roman noir) is a literary genre closely related to hardboiled genre with a distinction that the protagonist is not a detective, but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a perpetrator.

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A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story.

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Office of Strategic Services

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II.

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Pacific Theater of Operations

The Pacific Theater of Operations, or Pacific Theater, was the area of operations of U.S. forces during World War II in the Pacific War during 1941-45.

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Paolo Seganti

Paolo Seganti (born 20 May 1965 in Rovereto, Trentino, Italy), is an Italian actor and model, known for playing as Damian Grimaldi in the television soap opera As the World Turns.

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Paraguay (Paraguái), officially the Republic of Paraguay (República del Paraguay, Tetã Paraguái), is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest.

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Patrick Fischler

Patrick Fischler (born December 29, 1969) is an American actor best known for his roles as Jimmy Barrett on the drama series Mad Men, Dharma Initiative worker Phil on the drama series Lost and Detective Kenny No-Gun on the police drama Southland.

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Paul Guilfoyle

Paul Guilfoyle (born April 28, 1949) is an American television and film actor.

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Perfidia (Ellroy novel)

Perfidia is a historical and crime fiction novel by American author James Ellroy.

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Procuring (prostitution)

Procuring or pandering is the facilitation or provision of a prostitute or sex worker in the arrangement of a sex act with a customer.

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Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince (born July 5, 1960) is an American character actor who has made many appearances in film and television.

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Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.

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Red Scare

A Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents.

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A revolver is a repeating firearm that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing.

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Robert Foxworth

Robert Heath Foxworth (born November 1, 1941) is an American film, stage, and television actor.

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Robert Mitchum

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer, and singer.

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Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin (born October 31, 1939) is an American actor.

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Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician.

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Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is a two-year community college that opened in 1911 and is located on a campus in the city of Santa Barbara, California, USA.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

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In principle, a sheriff is a legal official with responsibility for a "shire", i.e. county.

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, also kami-no-michi, is the ethnic religion of the people of Japan.

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Sleepy Lagoon murder

The "Sleepy Lagoon murder" was the name that Los Angeles newspapers used to describe the death of José Gallardo Díaz, who was discovered unconscious and dying on a road near a swimming hole (known as the Sleepy Lagoon) in Commerce, California on the morning of August 2, 1942.

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Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu, S.J., SJ or SI) is a male religious congregation of the Catholic Church.

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South Los Angeles

South Los Angeles, formerly and still popularly South Central Los Angeles, is a 51.08-square-mile region of Los Angeles County, California, comprising 25 neighborhoods within the city of Los Angeles and three unincorporated districts.

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Spade Cooley

Donnell Clyde Cooley (December 17, 1910 – November 23, 1969), better known as Spade Cooley, was an American Western swing musician, big band leader, actor, and television personality.

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A spymaster is the leader of a spy ring, run by a secret service.

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State attorney general

The state attorney general in each of the 50 U.S. states and territories is the chief legal advisor to the state government and the state's chief law enforcement officer.

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Stream of consciousness (narrative mode)

In literary criticism, stream of consciousness, also known as interior monologue, is a narrative mode or device that depicts the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind.

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A suppressor, sound suppressor, sound moderator, or silencer is a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm or air gun which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing.

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A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is one of the highest of the male voice types.

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The Big Nowhere

The Big Nowhere is a 1988 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy, the second of the L.A. Quartet, a series of novels set in 1940s and 1950s Los Angeles.

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The Black Dahlia (film)

The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma.

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The Black Dahlia (novel)

The Black Dahlia (1987) is a neo-noir crime novel by American author James Ellroy, taking inspiration from the true story of the murder of Elizabeth Short.

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The Cold Six Thousand

The Cold Six Thousand is a 2001 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy.

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The Hindu

The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area.

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Tom Nowicki

Tom Nowicki is an American actor who has appeared in several feature films, television series, mini-series and movies of the week.

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Tomas Arana

Tomas Arana (born Thomas Clifford Arana; April 3, 1955) is an American actor.

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Underworld USA Trilogy

The Underworld USA Trilogy is the collective name given to three novels by American crime author James Ellroy: American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood's a Rover (2009).

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Vintage Books

Vintage Books is a publishing imprint established in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf.

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Walt Disney

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer.

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Warrant (law)

Most often, the term warrant refers to a specific type of authorization; a writ issued by a competent officer, usually a judge or magistrate, which permits an otherwise illegal act that would violate individual rights and affords the person executing the writ protection from damages if the act is performed.

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White Jazz

White Jazz is a 1992 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy.

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William H. Parker (police officer)

William Henry Parker III (June 21, 1905 – July 16, 1966) was the police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and has been called "Los Angeles' greatest and most controversial chief of police".

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Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Free Press is a daily (excluding Sunday) broadsheet newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Zoot Suit Riots

The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of racial attacks in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los Angeles, California, during a period when many migrants arrived for the defense effort and newly assigned servicemen flooded the city.

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.38 refers to the type of firearm and firearm cartridges.

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