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I Wasn't There But I Heard it All*

As this is posted, it’s 103 years since Thomas Edison invented the telescribe, a device for recording telephone conversations. Since that time, of course, technology has dramatically changed the way conversations are recorded. 970 more words


Days of Smoke by Woody Haut - Review

Woody Haut has long traversed the mean streets of noir, first as a distinguished critic and scholar of the subject, and latterly with the publication of his debut novel… 1,172 more words

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LA Confidential not picked up by CBS for full series

One of the more intriguing projects in the pipeline was CBS’s reworking of James Ellroy’s for-the-ages crime novel, LA Confidential.

Already an Oscar-winning film, the series was to be, according to Variety, a “modern take on James Ellroy’s novel — which was the basis of the 1997 feature film. 257 more words


Spring Reading

I have been on the hunt for new crime fiction to read and recently bought these three books. I’ve read a majority of James Ellroy’s books and find him the absolute master of crime/noir fiction. 38 more words



American Tabloid by James Ellroy

It’s been about ten years since I last read a book by James Ellroy and I’d forgotten what a punch his writing packs. 224 more words

Crime Fiction


“Nostalgia victimises the unknowing by instilling in them a desire for simplicity and innocence they can never achieve.”

James Ellroy, Clandestine