this: the swinging sax man’s doing repos and plotting a kidnapping-of himself;
a tommy gun is ripping apart windows, curtains, and bodies in High Darktown; a
carhop at Scrivner’s is keeping two extremely sweet sugar daddies, Howard
Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen, happy, until the scene turns murderous.
the hip-hop hard-edged world of LA 1950s style: cars with fins, Commies in
closets, starmakers with come-ons, ex-cons with guns, and cops with mean streaks
as wide as Sunset Strip.
Ellroy’s bizarre, stark tales dazzle us with their unexpected humor, raw
brutality, and slightly lighter-than-usual noir realism. Hollywood Nocturnes
is quintessential Ellroy: bluesy, black, and very, very hot. Download and start listening now!