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Denise Hamilton

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Denise Hamilton is a Los Angeles-based writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Cosmopolitan, Der Spiegel, and New Times. A reporter for the L.A. Times for ten years, she covered not only L.A. stories, but also the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and burgeoning youth movements in Japan. A Fulbright scholar, she taught in the former Yugoslavia during the Bosnian War. She lives in a Los Angeles suburb with her husband and two young children. Her first novel, The Jasmine Trade, received wide acclaim and was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and WILLA Awards.

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Published on September 18, 2011 15:45 • 209 views • Tags: crime-fiction, damage-control, denise-hamilton, grrrl-fiction, mystery, noir, perfume, political-scandal, surf-noir, thriller
Average rating: 3.56 · 4,626 ratings · 532 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
Damage Control

3.55 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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The Jasmine Trade (Eve Diam...

3.59 avg rating — 398 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Los Angeles Noir

3.68 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Sugar Skull (Eve Diamond My...

3.51 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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The Last Embrace

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"This riveting novel, both mystery and political/psychological thriller, drew me in on the first page and kept my rapt attention all the way through to the end. The characters were exceptionally well drawn and believable, the story was filled with..." Read more of this review »
" Damage Control I have to toot my own horn here. James Ellroy called my novel "A superb psychological thriller." He gave the blurb for my book cover. I ...more "
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Oh gosh, so many. Anything by James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler. Hollywood Confidential by James Ellroy, and the darn good movie that was
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“I sauntered to the kitchen, where the lone pot of afternoon coffee had been reduced to thick black syrup. Glad that no one was around to watch, I filled a Styrofoam cup halfway with the molten matter, swished it, and sniffed. Nose of burning rubber, with light tar accents. I topped it off with Sparklett's, then nuked it. Kills the germs.”
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