--- In email@example.com, "J.C. Hocking" <jchocking@...> wrote:
> For Ellroy, I'd start with The Black Dahlia, which which shows the author's obsessions and sweep while just hinting at the strange personal style his work would evolve toward. Some of the Ellory enthusiasts here will doubtless suggest reading an earlier book.
> For Vachss, maybe Flood. I confess I never got too much out of that author's work.
I am a fan of the collection _Hollywood Nocturnes_:, which contains the great novella _Dick Contino's Blues_. I would also recommend _Clandestine_ as a good starter.
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