“DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s even better when paired with the razor-sharp prose of James Ellroy.
That seems to be the philosophy behind LAPD ’53 (Abrams Books). The book is a collection of gritty crime scene photos taken by Los Angeles Police Department officers over the course of 1953. Alongside those images are short stories by Ellroy, whose books include L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia. LAPD ’53 seamlessly melds facts with speculation and color straight from the novelist’s imagination.”