Widespread Panic

    • £7.99

    • £7.99

Publisher Description

Brought to you by Penguin.

Freddy is an ex-L.A. cop on the skids. He snuffed a cop killer in cold blood - and it got to him bad. Now he's a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp - and, most notably, the head strongarm goon for Confidential magazine.

Welcome to the world of the malevolent monarch of the Hollywood underground - a tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films and strange bedfellows.

In Widespread Panic, we traverse the depths of '50s L.A. and dig on the inner workings of Confidential. You'll go to Burt Lancaster's lushly appointed torture den; you'll groove 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 centre as Freddy anoints himself the 'Tattle Tyrant Who Held Hollywood Hostage'.

'Purgatory is rarely this much fun.' - Financial Times

© James Ellroy 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
NARRATOR
CW
Craig Wasson
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:18
hr min
RELEASED
2022
2 June
PUBLISHER
Cornerstone
SIZE
756.1
MB