Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder. Lieutenant Dave Klein is in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord and mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect. Told with his trademark blistering and relentless prose-poetry, White Jazz is a bleak and powerful nightmare of a crime thriller, and a fitting conclusion to the LA Quartet. It is one of the greatest crime writers of all time, writing at his best.
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"'A vivid, enthralling read...James Ellroy is the outstanding American crime writer of his generation'" ( Independent)
"'Ellroy has completed a climb to the very pinnacle of crime writing. White Jazz is without doubt his best yet'" ( City Limits)
"'Recent novels by the likes of Carl Hiassen, Andrew Vachss and George V Higgins have at best been treading water.James Ellroy may be the exception.he seems in less danger of burnout than of going supernova'" ( New Statesman and Society)
"'James Ellroy writes like a man possessed about men possessed...the labyrinthine plotting is superb...a bleak, loveless masterpiece'" ( Modern Review)
'The most original crime writer of our time' Spectator
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