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Description - Los Angeles Noir by Denise Hamilton

Los Angeles is the birthplace of noir. Maybe it's the overwhelming shadow cast by Hollywood, the blur of artifice and reality, the possibility of shucking off the past like last year's dress and reinventing yoursefl beyond your wildest dreams. Maybe it's the desperation that descends when the dream goes sour, the duplicity behind the beauty, the rot of jungle flowers. Writers like James Cain and Raymond Chandler understood the hope and horror of the City of Angels and used it to masterful effect - now, their ethos is filtered through a 21st century, multicultural lens.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933354224
ISBN-10: 1933354224
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 275
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named 'Last Lullaby' a 'Best Book of 2004' and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award.

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