I wanted to love this book. I finished almost hating it. I am thinking that I was hoping for a pure true story. In this particular scenario I am thinking that the true story would have been more interesting than delving into the lives of two shady police officers.
I am very disappointed and I will probably never read another James Ellroy book again. It takes almost 70 pages to get to the Elizabeth Short part and even then it is not that intriguing until you get to the end of the book. By then your desire and passion is spent and the book has you more frustrated than excited.
I feel conned by James Ellroy. The greatest mystery,crime story writer of all time? Far from it. I would pick any Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew mystery story over this drool.