The legendary LA crime writer is back with a massive novel of World War II Los Angeles. The crowning work of an American master.

It is January, 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They’re grievously wrong. It’s a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core.

They’ve signed on for the dead-man job. They’ve got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury.


What's the refund policy?

We will provide a full refund if cancellation is submitted at least one day before the event.

I cannot attend the event in person. Can I still get a signed copy?

Yes! Please buy a ticket/copy of the book through Eventbrite. Once you have purchased your ticket please give us a call at (323)465-1334 or email us at chevaliersbooks@gmail.com and we will walk you through the signing and shipping process.

Can I buy more copies of This Storm or other James Ellroy books at Chevalier's Books during the event?

Yes, we will have more copies of This Storm available for purchase the day of the event. We will also have a limited number of James Ellroy's other titles available for purchase, including Perfidia!

Can I bring my previously owned copies of other James Ellroy books and have them signed?

We're discussing this! We'll get back to you soon. HOWEVER, we do require you purchase at least one book at Chevalier's in order to qualify for the signing.

Is there a limit on how many books the author will sign?

We're discussing this! We'll get back to you soon. HOWEVER, we do require you purchase at least one book at Chevalier's in order to qualify for the signing.

What's the parking situation at Chevalier's Books?

There is metered parking along the boulevard. There is a parking garage located next to the Rite Aid up the street, however, it closes at 9PM. South of 1st street there is plenty of street parking available.

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JAMES ELLROY was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy–American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s a Rover–and the L.A. Quartet novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L. A. Confidential, and White Jazz. 

Here's the thing...

If you're getting a book signed at Chevalier's, please purchase it at Chevalier's.

Our events are free, and we welcome anyone and everyone to enjoy a night of riveting intellectual discussion. We are, however, a small independent bookstore, and we rely on event revenues to continue hosting them. So, if you're going to get a book signed,please purchase that book here. This way, we can keep the spectacular nights coming.