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  • Published: 31 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448134434
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Crime Wave




Reportage and fiction from the underside of LA

Reportage and fiction from the underside of LA. 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.

  • Pub date: 31 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448134434
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed 'LA Quartet': The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz. His novel Blood's a Rover completes the magisterial 'Underworld USA Trilogy'– the first two volumes of which (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand) were both Sunday Times bestsellers. His most recent novel, Perfidia, is the first instalment in Ellroy's second 'L.A. Quartet'.

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Praise for Crime Wave

“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


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