How does the "Demon Dog of American crime fiction" do it? Let James Ellroy tell you himself, in this riveting biography of the renowned American author. Ellroy narrates an intense chronicle of his life that reflects on the 1958 murder of his mother, a touchstone event that forever haunts the obsessive writer and his works, from "L.A. Confidential" to "The Black Dahlia." Follow Ellroy as he revisits the "dark places" of his past. 52 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; photo gallery.