• "The most distinctive crime writer of his generation"

    John Williams, Sunday Times
  • "Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crime novels ever written"

    Frank Rich, New York Times
  • "The most original crime writer of our time"

    Michael Carlson, Spectator
  • "One of the best and most important writers in America today"

  • "Ellroy has produced some of the best crime fiction written this century, Hammett and Chandler included"

    Chris Sullivan, Loaded