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Review: Perfidia, by James Ellroy (2014)

Musical Accompaniment: “Life During Wartime” by the Talking Heads

In retrospect, I probably wasn’t ready to fully appreciate Perfidia. For background, about five years ago, I tore through James Ellroy’s First L.A. 1,360 more words


Journalism Secret I Learned Too Late from Stephen King

So I’m taking a break from Socrates and going off on a tangent reading Stephen King’s throwback crime novels.

After finishing Mr. Mercedes, the latest King-does-James-M.-Cain book, I checked… 681 more words

Stephen King

PERFIDIA by James Ellroy


James Ellroy (jamesellroy.net)

William Heinemann (www.randomhouse.co.uk/…/william-heinemann)


December 6th, 1941: four members of a Japanese family living in Los Angeles are found dead in their home in what, at first glance, appears to be a ritual Japanese suicide. 1,020 more words

Crime Fiction

Manic Panic for Lips

Recently I discovered a cosmetic line called Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Fitting as I would consider my self an obsessive compulsive person. They have these lip products called “Lip Tar”, which pretty much include every color of the rainbow. 73 more words

Black Dahlia

The Sixth Greatest Mystery of All Time:  Who killed the Lindbergh baby, the Black Dahlia, Nicole Simpson and Jon Ramsey Benet?

Are you a “Crime Voyeur?”  Do you religiously follow all of the “Crimes of the Century?”  Can you hardly wait for the next tidbit of evidence or the suspect interview?  3,150 more words

OCC Black Dahlia Nail Polish

It doesn’t feel like fall will be here soon, but I figured painting my nails dark burgundy couldn’t hurt. It’ll help me forget that I live in Texas and it’s totally normal to have it still reaching 100 degrees in September. 176 more words


Steven Espinosa

Steven Espinosa is a Dreamer. I thank God for the Dreamers in my life. They continue to be a huge source of inspiration and encouragement. 559 more words