Author(s): James Ellroy
Los Angeles, in 1958 is a city on the make. It is a boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder. Lieutenant Dave Klein is in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. He stands at the centre of a complex web of plots, where violence and death intersect.
'The most original crime writer of our time' Spectator 20050324
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, as well as the first two parts of his Underworld USA trilogy, American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand which were both Sunday Times bestsellers.