Hollywood Nocturnes

By James Ellroy
Read by Dick Hill

6.32 Hours 07/09/2013 unabridged
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Dig this: the swinging sax man’s doing repos and plotting a kidnapping-of himself; a tommy gun is ripping apart windows, curtains, and bodies in High Darktown; a carhop at Scrivner’s is keeping two extremely sweet sugar daddies, Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen, happy, until the scene turns murderous. This is the hip-hop hard-edged world of LA 1950s style: cars with fins, Commies in closets, starmakers with come-ons, ex-cons with guns, and cops with mean streaks as wide as Sunset Strip. James Ellroy’s bizarre, stark tales dazzle us with their unexpected humor, raw brutality, and slightly lighter-than-usual noir realism. Hollywood Nocturnes is quintessential Ellroy: bluesy, black, and very, very hot.

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Summary

Summary

Dig this: the swinging sax man’s doing repos and plotting a kidnapping-of himself; a tommy gun is ripping apart windows, curtains, and bodies in High Darktown; a carhop at Scrivner’s is keeping two extremely sweet sugar daddies, Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen, happy, until the scene turns murderous.

This is the hip-hop hard-edged world of LA 1950s style: cars with fins, Commies in closets, starmakers with come-ons, ex-cons with guns, and cops with mean streaks as wide as Sunset Strip.

James Ellroy’s bizarre, stark tales dazzle us with their unexpected humor, raw brutality, and slightly lighter-than-usual noir realism. Hollywood Nocturnes is quintessential Ellroy: bluesy, black, and very, very hot.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A good introduction to one of crime fiction’s grittier masters.” Library Journal
“Required reading for those who take their crime fiction gritty, dark, and a few degrees below boiling.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His LA Quartet novels—The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz—were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was Time’s Novel of the Year for 1995, and his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. He lives on the California coast.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English