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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.

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

About the author

James Ellroy

Date: 2003-05-13
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the ‘Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy’ – American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover – and the ‘L.A. Quartet’ novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere,L.A. Confidential andWhite Jazz. He lives in Colorado.

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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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