The Onion Field (Paperback)

By Joseph Wambaugh, James Ellroy (Introduction by)
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Description


This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field.

About the Author


Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the bestselling author of seventeen prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in southern California.

With his outsize personality and distinctive prose style, James Ellroy (b. 1948) is one of the finest modern authors of hard-boiled fiction. His mother was murdered in 1958, and in his twenties Ellroy moved from job to job, finally finding steady work as a caddy, an experience which formed the backdrop for his first mystery, "Brown s Requiem".Among the many honors and accolades he has received for his work, the Mystery Writers of America named James Ellroy a Grand Master in 2015. He drew a cult following with his first books, which included the Lloyd Hopkins trilogy of police novels, and found widespread fame with 1987 s "The Black Dahlia", a meticulously researched account of Los Angeles s most famous unsolved murder.That novel and 1990 s "L.A. Confidential", both of which were adapted for the screen, cemented his notoriety as an author of historical crime fiction. Ellroy lives and works in Los Angeles.

Praise For…


"A complex story of tragic proportions... more ambitious than In Cold Blood and equally compelling!"—The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385341592
ISBN-10: 0385341598
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: August 28th, 2007
Pages: 492
Language: English