James Ellroy (1994) ‘Hollywood Nocturnes’, US first edition, first printing, published by Otto Penzler Books. Signed and inscribed by Ellroy: ‘To Art Cooper – G.Q. Reigns supreme! [signature]’. Art Cooper (1937-2003) was editor of GQ Magazine (1983-2003) and broadened the scope of the magazine making GQ one of the first gentlemen’s lifestyle magazine. He was famed for nurturing writers and in 1994 James Ellroy published the essay ‘My Mother’s Killer’ for GQ in which Ellroy gives an account how and why he opened the case file of his mother’s unsolved murder:
Ellroy and Cooper subsequently became friends.
A novella and short story collection by the master of noir crime and detective fiction.