Suicide Hill

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This article is about the novel. For the mountain in Montana, see Suicide Hill (Montana). For the ski jump in Michigan, see Suicide Hill Ski Jump.
Suicide Hill
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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
Media type Print
Pages 280 pp
ISBN 978-0-445-40852-4 (first edition, hardcover)
OCLC 44621655
Preceded by Because the Night (novel) (1984)
Followed by Killer on the Road (1986)

Suicide Hill is a crime fiction novel written by James Ellroy.[1] Released in 1986, it is the third and final installment of the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The novel begins a psychiatrist's assessment recommending that Hopkins be immediately retired from duty with a full pension. Hopkins eludes compulsory retirement with attachment as LAPD liaison officer to an FBI bank robbery investigation. Hopkins then manipulates his way into robbery/homicide investigations. The novel's story line and characters twist and turn.


  1. ^ Suicide Hill by James Ellroy, Kirkus Reviews, April 17, 1986, retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  2. ^ Dennis Lehane (September 4, 2014). "The Big Sweep - James Ellroy's 'Perfidia'". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 

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