Morgue!: L.A. Tales
By James Ellroy
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400032877, 389pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2004
Here are Mexican featherweights and unsolved-murder vics, crooked cops and a very clean D.A. Here is a profile of Hollywood's latest celebrity perp-walker, Robert Blake, and three new novellas featuring a demented detective with an obsession with a Hollywood actress. And, oh yes, just maybe the last appearance of Hush-Hush sleaze-monger Danny Getchell. Here's Ellroy himself, shining a 500-watt Mag light into all the dark places of his life and imagination. Destination: Morgue puts the reader's attention in a hammerlock and refuses to let go.
“Ellroy rips into American culture like a chainsaw in an abattoir.” —Time
“One of the great American writers of our time.” — Los Angeles Times
“Nobody in this generation matches the breadth and depth of James Ellroy’s way with noir.” — Detroit News
“Ellroy is either our greatest obsessive writer or our most obsessive great writer. Either way, he is turning the crime novel’s mean streets into superhighways.” —Financial Times