Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307278791, 229pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2007
“You want tough-guy fiction? If you haven't checked out the great James Ellroy, chances are you like water in your whiskey, too. . . . A must for Ellroy fans.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the great American writers of our time.” —Los Angeles Times
“A blood poet who writes as chain saws crank, Ellroy has vigorously redefined the well-shadowed turf of contemporary crime fiction.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Our best living mystery writer. . . . Literate, suspenseful, honest. . . . His pages crackle with maniac energy. . . . Ellroy captures the vocabulary, the rituals, the smells and rhythms and colors of real people living on the edge. . . . Nobody since Chandler has evoked so perfectly the seamy side of L.A.”