Monthly Archives: May 2016

Murder Is Our Peculiar Pastime: Fifty Notable American Crime Novels: 19-20

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Ellroy, James.  L.A. Confidential.  New York: Mysterious, 1990. A strong case can be made that in the last quarter of the 20th century, James Ellroy has stylistically influenced the American mystery-detective novel more than any other novelist of the period.  After writing seven other crimes novels in six years,…