I usually don't talk much about books on this blog but I just wanted to mention I ordered James Ellroy's new biography, "The Hilliker Curse" as Ellroy is one of the only present day crime writers I could be bothered to read. Otherwise I read old hardboiled crime fiction from, well, the old days! I'm getting the book from The Bookdepository in the UK. They're often a couple dollars cheaper than Amazon UK. Some of the text is available to read for free with the hardcover edition on Amazon.com.