Widespread panic : a novel /

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Author / Creator:Ellroy, James, 1948- author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
Description:319 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:Periodicals -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Scandals -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
Nineteen fifties -- Fiction.
Private investigators.
Periodicals -- Fiction.
Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction.
Scandals -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
Nineteen fifties -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Noir fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12595280
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Notes:"This is a Borzoi book"
Summary:"Freddy Otash is the man in the know and the man to know in Tinseltown. He operates with two simple rules--he'll do anything but murder, and he'll never work with commies. Freddy is a corrupt L.A. cop on the skids. He executed a cop killer named Horvath and it gores him. So Captain "Whiskey" Bill Parker cans him. Now, Freddy dons an array of new hats--sleazoid private eye, shakedown artist, matchmaker for Rock Hudson, pimp for President John F. Kennedy--and, most notably--the lead tipster and head strongarm goon for Confidential magazine. Confidential presaged the idiot internet--and delivered the dirt, the dish, the insidious ink and the scurrilous skank on the feckless foibles of misanthropic movie stars, sex-soiled socialites, and putzo politicians. Freaky Freddy outs them all! In Widespread Panic we traverse the depths of '50s L.A. and internalize the inner workings of Confidential. Dig: You'll go to Burt Lancaster's lushly appointed torture den. . . You'll gas on overhyped legend James Dean as Freddy's chief stooge. . . You'll be there for Freddy's ring-a-ding rendezvous with Liz Taylor. . . You'll be front and center as Freddy runs roughshod over the stars of the silver screen and the demimonde of the Hollywood hills"--
Other form:Online version: Ellroy, James, 1948- Widespread panic New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021. 9780593319352

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