James Ellroy

We Talked to the Godfather of Crime Fiction, James Ellroy, About the Dark Days of the LAPD
Interview with James Ellroy

“We called up Ellroy at the Los Angeles Police Museum where the author, who speaks with same shit-talking, machine-gun wit as his characters, was in pugnacious form. We asked him whether poring over sixty-year-old photos of mutilated corpses got his creative juices flowing, whether LA is still a ‘perv zone’ and if he really thinks that the American police can go on without reform after the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and so many others.”