Horror and Crime: A Writer's Education

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 24, 2017
I've wanted to be a writer since I can remember, and there are six authors who shaped me early on and whose teachings still resonate with me today.

Three Books About... Beginnings

Column by Cath Murphy
Are memoirs true? Of course they aren't.

LURID: Written On Her Body - The Black Dahlia

Column by Karina Wilson January 15, 2015
The mutilated corpse of Elizabeth Short was discovered on January 15, 1947. Her killer has never been named, yet countless fictions have been written on the only evidence there ever was — her body.
David Fincher and James Ellroy Plan HBO Noir Series

UPDATED: David Fincher and James Ellroy's HBO Noir Series A Go

News by Joshua Chaplinsky December 19, 2014
The future of "Must Watch" TV.
Bookshots: 'Perfidia' by James Ellroy

Bookshots: 'Perfidia' by James Ellroy

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky September 9, 2014
The Demon Dog is back, with the first volume in his epic new quartet.
James Ellroy to Script Remake of Otto Preminger's 'Laura'

James Ellroy to Script Remake of Otto Preminger's 'Laura'

News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 28, 2014
The classic 1944 Noir is getting a facelift, courtesy of the Demon Dog.
James Ellroy, Perfidia, New LA Quartet

James Ellroy Talks 'Perfidia' — The First Book in His New LA Quartet

News by Sean May February 25, 2014
The legendary author of 'The Black Dahlia' and 'LA Confidential' is planning a new quartet of books. The first, 'Perfidia,' will be released in September.


Column by Karina Wilson November 22, 2013
50 years ago today six seconds changed everything. Lurid takes a look at the way the fatal JFK headshot ricocheted out of myth and into modern fiction.
James Ellroy Planning 'L.A. Confidential' TV Series

James Ellroy Planning 'L.A. Confidential' TV Series

News by Christopher Shultz
The mystery author has partnered with New Regency to develop sequel stories to his acclaimed novel/film adaptation.
Page to Screen: Graveyard Book, Gone Girl, American Tabloid

From Page To Screen: Ron Howard to Direct ‘Graveyard Book’; David Fincher, ‘Gone Girl’; and James Franco, ‘American Tabloid’

News by Dean Fetzer January 23, 2013
A flurry of new film adaptations: Neil Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book', Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’, and James Ellroy’s ‘American Tabloid’.

On The Down Low And Very Hush-Hush: A James Ellroy Primer

Column by Keith Rawson November 20, 2012
Listen up you pervs, pederasts, peepers, weenie waggers, dimebag dirtballs, and junkies; it's time to get down and dirty with America's best crime novelist, the Demon Dog, James Ellroy.
'Shakedown' by James Ellroy

Digital Publisher Releases New eNovella by James Ellroy, 'Shakedown'

News by Rob Hart October 10, 2012
Byliner, a publisher focused on original fiction and nonfiction written to be "read in a single sitting," has just released a digital-only novella by one of the masters of crime fiction.
James Ellroy's 'Blood's A Rover' Headed To The Silver Screen

James Ellroy's 'Blood's A Rover' Headed To The Silver Screen

News by Rob Hart September 17, 2012
James Ellory's latest novel, 'Blood's a Rover', has been acquired. No word on directors or casting, but Ellroy will serve as an executive producer on the project.

The Word You’re Looking For Is Genius—Not Crazy, Genius: The Top 5 Craziest Crime Writers

Column by Keith Rawson January 23, 2012
Who're the craziest crime writers in history? Hell, probably all of them, but here are the top five, at least in one writer's opinion.

Cavalcade Of Literary Jerks: Part 1

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 7, 2011
Yes they are all esteemed authors. Yes they've published some important works. And yes, they're all jerks. Join us in celebrating the Top 10 literary jerks of all time.