James Ellroy, author of LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia, is reading from his latest novel Blood's a Rover at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Tuesday. Blood's a Rover is the final part of his 'Underworld' trilogy, and follows US political and social life from '68-'72 - heavy on the conspiracy, short on the sentence structure.
Mark Lawson is chairing the event so expect a Q&A; and although there's a real danger that someone might start channelling the spirit of Dennis Pennis and ask "why can't you write any more?", this is still a good chance to see one of the great noir writers in the flesh.
James Ellroy at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, 3 November, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, limited concessions 50% off. See the Southbank Centre website for more information.