Because the Night (novel)

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This article is about the novel. For the song, see Because the Night.
Because the Night
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Author James Ellroy
Country United States
Language English
Series Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy
Genre Novel, crime fiction
Publisher The Mysterious Press
Publication date
October 1986
Media type Print (hardback & paperback), audio cassette and audio CD
Pages 280 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-89296-071-2 (first edition, hardcover)
OCLC 11696202
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3555.L6274 B4 1984
Preceded by Blood on the Moon (1984)
Followed by Suicide Hill (1985)

Because the Night is a crime fiction novel written by James Ellroy.

Released in 1984, it is the second installment of a trilogy often titled "Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy", after its main character, or "L.A Noir", after the hard-book copy that was released containing all three books in the trilogy.

Like Blood on the Moon (first book) and Suicide Hill (third and final book), it follows Lloyd Hopkins. This book was out of print for a long time, but was re-released in 2006 along with the first and third chapters of the series.