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									The Best American Crime Writing 2005
Editor: James Ellroy
Editor: Thomas H. Cook
Editor: Otto Penzler

The 2005 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers the year's most shocking, compelling, and
gripping writing about real-life crime, including Peter Landesman's article about female sex slaves (the
most requested and widely read New York Times story of 2004), a piece from The New Yorker by
Stephen J. Dubner (the coauthor of Freakanomics) about a high-society silver thief, and an extraordinarily
memorable "ode to bar fights" written by Jonathan Miles for Men's Journal after he punched an editor at a
staff party. But this year's edition includes a bonus -- an original essay by James Ellroy detailing his
fascination with Joseph Wambaugh and how it fed his obsession with crime -- even to the point of selling
his own blood to buy Wambaugh's books. Smart, entertaining, and controversial, The Best American
Crime Writing is an essential edition to any crime enthusiast's bookshelf.
Author Bio
James Ellroy
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere,
L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was a Time Novel of
the Year in 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book and a New York Times Notable
Book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six-Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los
Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. He lives on the California coast.

Thomas H. Cook
Thomas H. Cook is the author of eighteen books, including two works of true crime. His novels have been
nominated for the Edgar Award, the Macavity Award, and the Dashiell Hammett Prize. He lives in New
York City.

Otto Penzler
Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, the founder of the
Mysterious Press, and creator of the publishing firm Otto Penzler books. He is the editor of many books
and anthologies and has been the recipient of the Edgar Award. He lives in New York City.

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