Simon Ings

Vivid, gripping and surreal: a new slice of Ellroy madness

A labyrinthine plot involving Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedy clan form the basis of the latest in James Ellroy’s planned new ‘LA Quintet’

Robert Kennedy, left, and John F. Kennedy (back to the camera) with Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s 45th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in 1962. [Alamy]

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