Synopses & Reviews
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.