• "Ellroy writes as if driven by demons. His brutal, staccato graffiti tips over into art"

    Sunday Times
  • "No emotion is spared; the writing is sparse, the plotting controlled. Not for the faint of heart, this is a big, powerful crime novel and possibly the first important example of the genre in the 1990s"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Empty of any unessentials and full of wise-cracking wit"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Unputdownable"

    Time Out