L.A. Noir: 11 Must-Read Mysteries Set in Los Angeles

Bright lights, dark crimes.

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In a Lonely Place

By Dorothy B. Hughes

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The Expendable Man

By Dorothy B. Hughes

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The Black Dahlia

By James Ellroy

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Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley

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The Big Nowhere

By James Ellroy

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The Big Sleep

By Raymond Chandler

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The Day of the Locust

By Nathanael West

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The Concrete Blonde

By Michael Connelly

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The Song is You

By Megan Abbott

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The Moving Target

By Ross Macdonald