• "The quality mark of The Cold Six Thousand is that it can give heavyweight punch to even that most worked-over image, the shooting of JFK ... Knockout"

  • "Richer and darker than ever, this story ... reminds us how far ahead of his peers Ellroy really is"

    New Statesman
  • "The Cold Six Thousand is as brutal and honest an exposure of the American Dream as anyone could hope for"

  • "Astonishing ... not America corrupted, but America in its purest, uncut form"

  • "Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crime novels ever written"

    New York Times