Ellroy immerses you in postwar L.A. His writing is as close as one can get to a time machine. And, yes, his writing is about the characters' reacting to the Dahlia murders: good fiction -- even good crime fiction -- is always about character.
If only L.A. Confidential and The Big Sleep were available in unabridged versions. Ellroy simply can't be abridged/
Scott Harrison was a terrible reader for the two prior audiobook versions of Saylor's "Roma Sub Rosa," Gordianus the Finder, mystery novels. On this one, Ralph Cosham does a great job. I hope that he's hard at work on the other titles in the series.
Good history. Good characters. Good story. All around good stuff! Give me more.
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