Crime Wave Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of LA

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 pimpFrom 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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    This hardcover is signed by James Ellroy