From the Publisher:
Dick Contino, a 50s accordion player, a star in the making, is destroyed by a draft-dodging scandal. His life is on the skids until he comes up with the idea of resurrecting his career with a fake kidnapping scam. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.
James Ellroy: Dick Contino's Blues and Other Stories. Arrow, ISBN: 0099410117 (February, 1994), 174 p., £6.99