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, and the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy: AMERICAN TABLOID, THE COLD SIX THOUSAND and BLOOD'S A ROVER. These seven novels have won numerous honors and were international bestsellers. Ellroy currently lives in Los Angeles.