Author James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, American Tabloid) is known for interweaving historical figures into novels that offer detailed looks at the world of American crime. The final novel in his “Underworld USA Trilogy,” Blood’s a Rover, came out at the beginning of September. It’s set in the years 1968 to 1972 and features Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, the mob, the Klan, voodoo, and much, much more. Ellroy sat down with Marc to discuss the work, how he creates such detailed portraits of past years while living in the modern world, and where he gets his inspiration.
NOTE: There is some graphic language and content in this interview.