Hollywood NocturnesBook - 1994
Dig it. A famous musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the perfect celebrity snatch- his own. An ex-con raging on revenge in High Darktown becomes a cop's worst nightmare. While chasing kidnappers, two cops stumble on an okie town as bloody as the O.K. Corral. A strongarm for Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen finds himself playing both ends against the middle, all for a murderously magnificent moll. This is L.A., Ellroy style- corrupt cops, goons with guns, rattling roadsters- and all in the staccato rhythm of the streets. "Hollywood Nocturnes" shows us the seedy side of glamorous Hollywood, laid out like a corpse in the morgue.
Publisher: New York : O. Penzler Books, c1994
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 25 cm