Ellroy confidential

Ellroy confidential

James Ellroy’s hard-boiled, two-fisted crime novels are windows into a long-gone Los Angeles, with plenty of historical liberties being taken. ‘Absolute factual accuracy means nothing to me.’

James Ellroy would prefer that this article did not begin with an extended account of his difficult background. The unsolved murder of his mother is a source of trauma, the 71-year-old novelist says, but it’s not to be credited for his entry into the world of crime writing. So, rather than talking about that, or his years living on the streets of Los Angeles while addicted to drugs and alcohol, he chooses to start this...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription


For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription


For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription


For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post