List of the best James Ellroy books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that James Ellroy is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Ellroy's crime fiction is some of the best ever written. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of James Ellroy who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This list features books like The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential, and more! What are James Ellroy's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.