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James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction - Extract

My new book James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction is released on October 21 as part of Palgrave Macmillan’s Crime Files series. Here’s an extract from the introduction: 948 more words

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Interrogation—Stephen Jay Schwartz

Who: Stephen Jay Schwartz

What: Los Angeles Times Bestselling author who spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen where he developed screenplays for production.  1,866 more words

Ellrovian Writers II: Craig McDonald and Stuart Neville

Some time ago, I wrote a post about how the writing of Megan Abbott and David Peace could be seen as ‘Ellrovian’. Both writers have expressed their admiration for the work of James Ellroy, but, as I was to discover while researching the piece, for every element of their writing which is recognisably Ellrovian there are other things which could be identified as a distinct break from Ellroy’s style; Abbott’s femme fatales seem to be a form of noir feminism, and Peace’s deeply embedded socialist views are profoundly different from… 2,109 more words

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Connery Confidential

Johnny Stomp wants to hit Lana. But the bar is busy. Mickey Cohen’s goons in the next booth. He bites his lip. She smiles.
‘Joe Kaufmann wants me to do this movie in England, Johnny’ 484 more words


7 - August

I’ve spent most of my August travelling round Europe and I’ve changed. I’m a new person. My mind has been opened to new cultures, new people! 2,560 more words


Book Club Reads: Fall 2015

Our book club has kind of been slow going this summer, we’ve picked it up a bit at the end. But we very heavily veered off schedule in the middle. 97 more words


Serial Crime Fiction: Dying for More

I have written an essay in a new anthology of critical work on crime fiction (published this month). Serial Crime Fiction: Dying for More is edited by Jean Anderson, Carolina Miranda and Barbara Pezzotti and features essays on authors including Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. 414 more words

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