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Widespread Panic

James Ellroy



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Random House
15 June 2022
The king of macho noir returns to his most notorious character, Freddy Otash, in a high-octane, daring story Freddy is an ex-L.A. cop on the skids. He snuffed a cop killer in cold blood - and it got to him bad. Now he's a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp - and, most notably, the head strongarm goon for Confidential magazine. Welcome to the world of the malevolent monarch of the Hollywood underground - a tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films and strange bedfellows.
Imprint:   Random House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   234g
ISBN:   9781529157581
ISBN 10:   1529157587
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Date- 2003-05-13 James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the 'Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy' - American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover - and the 'L.A. Quartet' novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere,L.A. Confidential andWhite Jazz. He lives in Colorado.

Reviews for Widespread Panic

Unfolds in shimmering Ellroyvision -- Tom Nolan * The Wall Street Journal * Purgatory is rarely this much fun * Financial Times * Like drinking a pint of espresso -- Sam Leith * TLS * Extraordinary... Ellroy's legion of fans will love it -- Mark Sanderson * The Times * James Ellroy is the king of macho noir -- Laura Wilson * Guardian *

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