Book reading and signing: Perfidia by James Ellroy
Many people know James Ellroy because of the films adapted from his books (especially the 1997's Oscar-winner L.A. Confidential), but Ellroy has been among America's most acclaimed crime novelists for decades. His new work, Perfidia, is among his greatest.
The recipient of widespread praise (including a starred review in Kirkus Reviews), Perfidia is the perfect place for the uninitiated to begin delving into Ellroy's bibliography as it simultaneously acts as a prequel to his famed L.A. Quartet and also a culmination of the themes that have haunted his entire career.