James Ellroy is a unique and powerful writer with a tough and explosive voice. This defining event spawned an early addiction to paperback crime novels, and Ellroy's own writing is saturated in an often violent underworld of bent cops, politicians, stars, sleeze and rumour.
James Ellroy is a unique and powerful writer with a tough and explosive voice. His obsession with the dark side of L. A. is personal and vital, triggered by the murder of his mother when he was ten. This defining event spawned an early addiction to paperback crime novels, and Ellroy's own writing is saturated in an often violent underworld of bent cops, politicians, stars, sleeze and rumour. Ellroy exploits memory, history, fact and fiction with relentless energy and panache. What emerges is an intense, mythical version of tinseltown in the second half of the twentieth century.
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"One of the great American writers of our time" * Los Angeles Times * "Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crimer novels ever written" * Frank Rich, New York Times *
About James Ellroy
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, American Tabloid and My Dark Places have won numerous awards and were international bestsellers. He lives with his wife in Kansas.
Crime Wave by James Ellroy
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