Title: Killer on the Road
Author: Ellroy James
A Horrific, confessional narrative Crime Novel, by Ellroy James first published in October 1986. Released by Avon as a mass market paperback. The book was first titled Silent terror, but Elroy wanted his intended title, Killer on the road.
The author wrote this book from a criminal point of view. Inspired by the case of Lawerence Bittaker and Ray Norris, intended for strong hearted people that can handle the graphic description of the murders taking place. James thinking is original and the fullness of development can clearly be seen in the chapters being portrayed. A Martin Michael Plunkett murder becomes more brutal and developed every murder he puts us through.
It gives you a deeper look into Plunketts life and send thrills down your spin .James executed his purpose for writing this book perfectly by taking us into the life and psychological mind of Plunkett.
From a troubled childhood to his unhealthy sexual fantasies and murders that he commits ,James prepares us for a serious of disturbing activities that Plunkett commits .After been sent to psychologist , he realizes he`s different .Plunkett using a large van as a mobile killing room ,where he murders hitch hikers , brings a nice twist to the story . With Plunketts huge ego, James keeps his readers at bay. After giving himself up, He was sent to prison then he wanted to break his silence, by contacting publishers to write about his memoirs, which makes up the novel.
Ellroy was born in Los Angeles, California, His parents got divorced .His mum and him moved to EL Monte California. In 1958 Ellroys mother got murdered. The police never found the perpetrator .The case remained unsolved. He expressed his emotions through many of his novels.
His worked earned him the nickname Demon dog of American crime novels.