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Destination: Morgue!: L.A. Talesby James Ellroy
Synopses & Reviews
Dig. The Demon Dog gets down with a new book of scenes from America’s capital of kink: Los Angeles. Fourteen pieces, some fiction, some nonfiction, all true enough to be admissible as state’s evidence, and half of it in print for the first time. And every one of them bearing the James Ellroy brand of mayhem, machismo, and hollow-nose prose.
Here are Mexican featherweights and unsolved-murder vics, crooked cops and a very clean D.A. Here is a profile of Hollywood’s latest celebrity perp-walker, Robert Blake, and three new novellas featuring a demented detective with an obsession with a Hollywood actress. And, oh yes, just maybe the last appearance of Hush-Hush sleaze-monger Danny Getchell. Here’s Ellroy himself, shining a 500-watt Mag light into all the dark places of his life and imagination. Destination: Morgue! puts the reader’s attention in a hammerlock and refuses to let go.
Praise for James Ellroy:
The best-selling author of L.A. Confidential and My Dark Places returns to the city of angels to present fourteen pieces of fiction and nonfiction that includes "Balls to the Wall," a reflection on boxing; the autobiographical "My Life as a Creep"; and three new novellas--"Hollywood Fuck Pad," "Hot Prowl Rape-O," and "Jungletown Jihad." Original. 50,000 first printing.
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. American Tabloid was Time’s Novel of the Year; his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year; and a New York Times Notable Book, and his most recent novel, The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He lives in Kansas City.
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