• "James Ellory is a genius: the finest American crime writer since Raymond Chandler, and one of the most readable experimental writers in the world"

  • "All Ellroy's preoccupations are present: corruption, sex, violence, unsolved murders and excess by the dozen. As ever the results are fascinating as a car crash"

  • "One of the finest US writers. Admirers will be pleased to learn that Ellroy's Mad Dog voice barks as loudly as ever, continuing to create its own howling, breathtaking brand of powerful, pumped-up poetry"

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