James Ellroy, the undisputed master of crime writing, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 LA. While combing the museum’s photo archives, Ellroy discovered that that year featured a wide array of stark + unusual imagery. Ellroy offers context + layers on the wild, rich atmosphere that was police work in the city of the tarnished angels six decades ago. Includes more than 80 duotone photos that were used as police evidence. A must read for true crime + Los Angeles enthusiasts. Hardcover. 208 pages.