About the Editors
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet- The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential,and White Jazz- were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was a Time Novel of the Year in 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book and a NewYork Times Notable Book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six-Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. He lives on the California coast.
Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, the founder of the Mysterious Press, and creator of the publishing firm Otto Penzler books. He is the editor of many books and anthologies and has been the recipient of the Edgar Award. He lives in New York City.
THOMAS H. COOK is the author of eighteen books, including two works of true crime. His novels have been nominated for the Edgar Award, the Macavity Award, and the Dashiell Hammett Prize. He lives in New York City.