Series Information: Underworld USA
Rating: Weighted - 8.61 / Average - 8.9 of 10 (14 votes)
The fertile territority of the 60's through the eyes of fictional characters who were party to its darkest and most brutal moments.
Corruption at the highest levels of government, mob interference, assassinations, hate, sex, violence: it's all there in Ellroy's signature style.
American Tabloid begins with the line “America was never innocent,” and that’s the tonal chord for the entire trilogy, which is a study of bad men doing bad things in a loosely shifting web of conspiracy. I like to think of them as the unsung leg-breakers of history.