James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the L.A. Quartet: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz, the Second L.A. Quartet: Perfidia, and the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy: American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s a Rover. These novels have won numerous honors and were international bestsellers. Ellroy currently lives in Los Angeles.