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Crime Wave: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

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 where"every 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.

Synopsis:

With this fever-hot collection of reportage and short fiction, the author of "L.A. Confidential" returns to his native habitat and portrays Los Angeles as a smog-shrouded netherworld.

About the Author

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948.  His L. A. Quartet novels--The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L. A. Confidential, and White Jazz--were international bestsellers.  His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine's Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was Time magazine Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  Ellroy is a Writer at Large for GQ.

Table of Contents

Part one: Unsolved. Body dumps — My mother's killer — Glamour Jungle ; Part two: Getchell. Hush-hush — Tijuana, mon amour ; Part three: Contino. Out of the past — Hollywood shakedown ; Part four: L.A. Sex, glitz, and greed : the seduction of O.J. Simpson — The tooth of crime — Bad boys in tinseltown — Let's twist again.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704710
Introduction:
Cooper, Art
Author:
Cooper, Art
Introduction by:
Cooper, Art
Introduction:
Cooper, Art
Author:
Ellroy, James
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x .68 in .5 lb

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