Dramatisation for Radio of America’s most famous contemporary crime-writer, James Ellroy’s, autobiography: My Dark Places. In 1958 in the City of Angels, Ellroy’s own mother, Jean, was found brutally murdered outside a local High School. Ellroy was 10 at the time. And glad she was dead. The killer was never found. Then, in 1994, aged 46 and a successful crime writer, Ellroy decided to reinvestigate the murder and try and find the killer himself, thus beginning a journey of discovery which was to have implications he could never have imagined.