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Marlon James, 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' (2014)

‘Gun weight is a different kind of weight. Or maybe it be something else, a feeling that whenever you hold a gun is really the gun holding you.’ 545 more words

Crime Fiction

On the Trail of James Ellroy

I have written a piece for Martin Edwards blog about my new book on James Ellroy. Here’s a sample:

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction began life as my thesis at the University of Liverpool.

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"American Tabloid" by James Ellroy, 1995

This book is the first in the “Underworld USA Trilogy”, which also includes “The Cold Six Thousand”, and “Blood’s a Rover”. They follow a precise chronology of crime and politics starting on 11/22/58 through 11/22/63 for “American Tabloid” and ending in May of 1972 at the conclusion of “Blood’s a Rover”.   674 more words


The Queen of Autumn

Dahlia – the Autumn Queen
Dahlie – die Königin des Herbstes

What have dahlias to do with the North? You might wonder, because the were holy plants of the Aztecs as medicine and food.  1,428 more words


Warren G. Harding and the History that Inspired James Ellroy

One of the most intriguing projects James Ellroy has worked on in his writing career was a novel he planned on President Warren G. Harding… 3,510 more words

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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