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Crime Wave: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

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Los Angeles. In no other city do sex, celebrity, money, and crime exert such an irresistible magnetic field. And no writer has mapped that field with greater savagery and savvy than James Ellroy. With this fever-hot collection of reportage and short fiction, he returns to his native habitat and portrays it as a smog-shrouded netherworld whereevery third person is a peeper, prowler, pederast, or pimp.

From the scandal sheets of the 1950s to this morning's police blotter, Ellroy reopens true crimes and restores human dimensions to their victims. Sublimely, he resurrects the rag Hush-Hush magazine. And in a baroquely plotted novella of slaughter and corruption he enlists the forgotten luminaries of a lost Hollywood. Shocking, mesmerizing, and written in prose as wounding as an ice pick, Crime Wave is Ellroy at his best.

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A collection of Ellroy's true stories, including the only two unsolved murder cases on police file in the author's home town in California. Original novellas, "Hollywood Shakedown" and "Tijuana Mon Amour" are also included.

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ISBN:
9780099279990
Author:
ELLROY, JAMES
Publisher:
Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House
Location:
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Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19991007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of Ellroy's true stories, including the only two unsolved murder cases on police file in the author's home town in California. Original novellas, "Hollywood Shakedown" and "Tijuana Mon Amour" are also included.
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