Dig it. A famous musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the perfect celebrity snatchhis own. An ex-con raging on revenge in High Darktown becomes a cops worst nightmare.
While chasing kidnappers, two cops stumble on an okie town as bloody as the O. K. Corral.
A strongarm for Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen finds himself playing both ends against the middle, all for a murderously magnificent moll. This is L. A., Ellroy stylecorrupt cops, goons with guns, rattling roadstersand all in the staccato rhythm of the streets.
Hollywood Nocturnes shows us the seedy side of glamorous Hollywood, laid out like a corpse in the morgue. The internationally bestselling author of White Jazz delivers a collection of short stories set in 1950s Los Angeles that are replete with the dark prose and biting humor that have made Elroy a cult favorite. This is James Elroy at his blusey best.