The standard-bearer for big historical crime fiction, with a cast of characters knee deep, rich in melodrama and the moment Ellroy makes the turn to the sumptuous and epic novels that follow (LA Confidential, American Tabloid).
Enthralling and emotionally resonant.
— Megan Abbott
The author of The Black Dahlia presents the powerful second novel in his L.A. Quartet. In The Big Nowhere, three men are caught up in a massive web of ambition, perversion and deceit. A remarkably vivid portrait of a remarkable time and place.