One title on the list:
The Black Dahlia by James EllroyRead about the other books on the list.
James and I were hanging out when he wrote this novel, and I think it’s among his finest. Dark, down, and dirty, meticulously plotted, an intriguing spin on an unsolved murder that has fascinated true-crime buffs for decades.
The Black Dahlia also appears on David Bowman's list of five great noir novels from the post-Chandler generations.
Also see Kellerman's top 10 LA noir novels.