An American crime fiction writer, he’s most widely known for functions like the Dark Dahlia (1987) and White Jazz (1992). His densely-plotted functions are designated by an overall economy of vocabulary and an natural pessimism. He briefly offered in the U.S. Military and had intervals of homelessness before posting his first book, Brown’s Requiem, in 1981. He experienced from major depression in his youthful adulthood. His well-known Underworld USA Trilogy contains American Tabloid, The Chilly Six-Thousand, and Blood’s a Rover. His memoir, My Dark Locations, handles his mother’s 1958 murder and the next police analysis into her loss of life. He was wedded double; his second wife, Helen Knode, was also a novelist. He co-wrote the screenplay for Rampart, a film starring Woody Harrelson.