American Tabloid

crime fiction, Novel by James Ellroy


American Tabloid is a 1995 novel by James Ellroy. The novel chronicles three rogue American law enforcement officers from November 22, 1958 through November 22, 1963. Each becomes entangled in a web of interconnecting associations between the FBI, CIA, and the Mafia, which eventually leads to their involvement in the John F. Kennedy assassination. James Ellroy dedicated American Tabloid "To NAT SOBEL."
American Tabloid was Time's Best Book for 1995. It is the first novel of the Underworld USA Trilogy, followed by The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover.

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