City of Lies:A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

Author(s): Randall Sullivan

True Crime

LA, 1997. The city is restless and simmering with tension. In two seemingly unconnected attacks, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. are brutally murdered. Across town, a black off-duty cop is gunned down by a white undercover cop in broad daylight.Award-winning journalist Randall Sullivan's searing investigation uncovers a mass of connections to Suge Knight and his infamous label Death Row Records. But as Sullivan follows his leads into the darkest corners of the city, he finds the case thwarted at every turn by the LAPD itself - and realises that he is caught in a web of police corruption that spreads wider than he could have ever imagined.


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A sinister and terrifying story . . . A noir classic * * Uncut * * Sullivan's work combines extraordinary reporting with an enthralling narrative voice * * Rolling Stone * * The most thorough examination of these much-publicized events. Exhaustively researched, the book methodically weaves a disturbing story of corruption, intimidation and murder * * Boston Globe * * The city's tangled race politics are dissected with the economy of a pulp pot-boiler . . . the weight of the research and force of conviction are hugely persuasive * * Q Magazine * * You don't have to know anything about any of this to love this book. You just read it cover to cover with a big smile on your face * * Washington Post * * Sullivan constructs a compelling story and writes like a man on a mission . . . no single source presents so complete or damning a record as LAbyrinth * * Entertainment Weekly * * A book that's every bit as complex and compelling as anything that the city's literary greats have concocted . . . brilliantly readable * * Big Issue * * An intricate, show-biz true crime thriller * * Booklist * *

Randall Sullivan is an award-winning journalist and has written for The Washington Post, the Guardian and Esquire, and is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He is the author of six books and the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the William Randolph Hearst Feature Writing Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times.

General Fields

  • : 9781786892102
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : May 2019
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Randall Sullivan
  • : Paperback
  • : Tie-In - Film tie-in
  • : English
  • : 364.15230979494
  • : 336