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By James Ellroy

Dig it. A recognized musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the proper megastar snatch–his personal. An ex-con raging on revenge in excessive Darktown turns into a cop's worst nightmare. whereas chasing kidnappers, police officers hit upon an okie city as bloody because the O.K. Corral. A strongarm for Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen reveals himself enjoying either ends opposed to the center, keen on a murderously wonderful moll. this is often L.A., Ellroy style–corrupt police officers, goons with weapons, damn roadsters–and all within the staccato rhythm of the streets. Hollywood Nocturnes indicates us the seedy facet of glamorous Hollywood, laid out like a corpse within the morgue.

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