The Big Nowhere
Publish date: 1994
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
Series: L.A. Quartet (#2)
Communist witchhunts, B-movie studio westerns, South Central jazz, Hollywood labor union strikes, Mickey Cohen and his feud with Jack Dragna, queer sex orgies at the Chateau Marmont, Howard Hughes and his penchant for underage girls and crashing airplanes, friction between the LAPD and the LA County...
A body is found near a local swimming hole and the brutality of the murder is frightening. Deputy Danny Upshaw is charged with finding the perp and closing the case. When it’s discovered the victim was gay, Ellroy brings the reader into the homophobic culture of 1950s Los Angeles while pushing Ups...
"It was written that I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.” Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness.Newspapers labelled the death of José Gallardo Diaz the Sleepy Lagoon Murder because his unconscious body was found near a local swimming hole. The police arrested 17 Hispanic males for the “murder...
Do all James Ellroy's plots involve incest?