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[BOOKS] ⚣ LA 56 Author Joel Engel – Citybreakscheap.co.uk Los Angeles 1956 Glamorous Prosperous The place to see and be seen But beneath the shiny exterior beats a dark heart For when the sun goes down LA becomes the noir city of James Ellroy’s LA ConfidenBOOKS LA 56 Author Joel Engel Citybreakscheapcouk Los Angeles 1956 Glamorous Prosperous The place to see and be seen But beneath the shiny exterior beats a dark heart For when the sun goes down LA becomes the noir city of James Ellroy’s LA Confiden Los Angeles Glamorous Prosperous The place to see and be seen But beneath the shiny exterior beats a dark heart For when the sun goes down LA becomes the noir city of James Ellroy’s LA Confidential or Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins novels Segregation is the unwritten law of the land The growing black population is expected to keep to South Central The white cops are encouraged to deal out harsh street justice In LA ’ Joel Engel paints a tense moody portrait of the city as a devil weaves his way through the sh

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E back in ’ as a rookie The suave Latino—one of the few in the department—is able to move easily among the white detectives  Maybe it’s all those stories he’s sold to Jack Webb for Dragnet When Todd Roark a black ex cop is arrested Galindo knows he’s innocent But there’s no sympathy for Roark among the white cops on the LAPD; Galindo will have to go it aloneThere’s only one problem The victims aren’t coming forward The white press ignores the story too making Galindo’s job that much difficult And now he’s fallen in love with one of the rapist’s first victims If he’s ever found out he can kiss his badge good byeWith his back up against a wall Galindo realizes that it will take some good old fashioned Hollywood magic to take down a devil in the City of Angel

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LA 56 Author Joel EngAdowsWhile RB and hot jazz spill out of record shops and clubs and all night burger stands Willie Fields cruises past in his dark green DeSoto looking for a woman on whom he can bestow the gift of his company His brilliant idea Buy a tin badge in the five and ten to go along with his big flashlight and Luger and pretend to be an undercover vice cop The young white girls doing it with their boyfriends in the lovers’ lanes dotting the LA hills would never say no to a cop Into the car they go for a ride downtown on a “morals charge” before he kicks out the young man in the middle of nowhere and takes the girl for a ride she’ll spend a lifetime trying to forgetThere’s a bad guy on the loose in the City of AngelsEnter Detective Danny Galindo—he’d worked the Black Dahlia cas

LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel Joel Engel authored or co authored than books including a New York Times bestseller—narrative nonfiction essays sports satire pop culture biography and autobiography As a journalist for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times among other papers and periodicals Engel reported on everything from politics to hot air ballooning pregnancy to cancer research pop culture to business.

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  • Charles

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngOk an interesting read that somewhat blurs the lines between fiction and non fiction Obviously a great deal of the dialogue was fictionalized in order to make this an interesting and dramatic readWas a bit disappointed how long it took to build up steam and finally nail the cri


  • Sergio Leos

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngHighly recommend this book My father in law had told me some stories about growing up in Boyle Heights and about his “cousin” Danny Galindo the detective I briefly met both Margie and Danny at a family event on one occasion and of course this story did not come up But I got the sense of how close knit his family was I briefly spoke with Mr Galindo and met his beloved dog I had the honor of attending the celebration of life memorial Margie organized after his passing and I was amazed by the honor respect and sense of loss people expressed that dayAdditionally I lived in LA in the early 2000’s and drove an ambulance all over the city and the county for 6 years As I read the book I tried to imagine what the city looked like in the 1950’s compare to what it looked like when I livedworked there and how much it


  • Paul Pessolano

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel Eng“LA ‘56” by Joel Engel published by Thomas Dunne BooksCategory – True CrimeWhether you are a fan of True Crime MysteryThriller or just an excellent – make that superb – read This book will even of interest to those who enjoy FictionLiterature and BiographiesDetective Danny Galindo who worked on both the “Black Dahlia” and “Manson Murders” is faced with tracking down a serial rapistGalindo is also faced with a Los Angeles that is very segregated Segregated in real estate segregated in newspapers and segregated in the police force not only is Los Angeles segregated by Black and White but also the Latinos and Galindo is MexicanYoung men and women who are freuenting lover’s lanes are being accosted by a man pretending to be a police officer He drives the young man some distance from the scene and comes back to rape the young women Little


  • G.k. Parker

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngA heartbreaking story about how endemic racism in and out of a police department can ruin even a good cop's life Definitely recommended for true life crime stories


  • Rob Cook

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngI struggled to get into this book At times it felt like a James Patterson with it's short chapters many only a page long and aspects of it didn't feel fleshed out enoughThe epilogue was probably the best part of the book as it ties up the loose ends and reveals injustices in the criminal system in the States in the 1950s to 1970s


  • Lori Schafer

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngSolid example of the true crime genre


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    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngSeveral years ago journalist Joel Engel was conversing with retired Los Angeles police detective Danny Galindo about cases and Galindo told him the story of convicted rapist Willie Fields and his arrest in 1956 It took a little while before Engel came back to the case and finished a book about it but his LA '56 tells a very important story about law enforcement race and culture in Los Angeles in the 1950sFields spent several months during 1956 terrorizing the parking spots and lover's lanes of LA posing as an undercover police officer to separate the couples and assault the girls and young women Because Fields is black and his victims white Hispanic or Asian and because Los Angeles in 1956 is as segregated as


  • Alyce Rocco

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngA good read LA '56 by Joel Engle is subtitled A Devil in the City of Angels In Chapter 1 readers are introduced to Willie Roscoe Fields It becomes obvious Willie is the devil in Los Angeles California In Chapter 2 readers meet Detective Danny Galindo He is one of the first MexicanAmericans to be employed by the LAPD After a woman is butchered in 1947 there were nearly 150 confessions to the crime 38 of the people claiming to be responsible for the gruesome crime spoke only Spanish Danny was called upon to deal with those confessions It depresses Danny that every one of them wanted to suffer infamy and death because being known as the Black Dahlia's butcher was as close as they were ever going to get in this life to matteringChapter 3 reprints a news article that was published only by black press This continues through out the book Any acts of racis


  • Patrick O&

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngJoel Engel's LA '56 A Devil in the City of Angels is a hybrid work of true crimenonfiction and fiction I know that sounds clichéd slightly chaotic and whole lot less descriptive than it should But it's really true Engel did his research dug up a bunch of facts surrounding the case interviewing prominent participants and investigated related news stories from the same time – all of which he includes in his book However and here's where it gets weird in an effort to create characters out of actual people he makes up dialogue he had no way of ever hearing let alone knowing He also makes up their thoughts actions and lives So in other words he goes all fiction on the reader And halfway through the book I'm left wondering just what am I reading? Not that it wasn't interesting But what genre is this? And is it really koshe


  • Tyler

    LA 56 Author Joel Engel Mobi ☆ HardcoverDownload ¸ Joel engel LA 56 Author Joel EngI think this book captures the soul of LA better than LA Noir The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City even though it just glosses over the stories The whole unreported history of the African American community is eye opening and sad I really appreciate this book for introducing me to Galindo That guy is the real deal if there ever wasI'm very unsure how Fields's side was complied since it seems no one ever wants to talk about Fields I wish there was explanation of his sources on this side of the story It really knocks down the rating for me It is a compelling book that fills you in on a biza