DICK CONTINO'S BLUES is a novel published by James Ellroy in 1994.
A few months in the life of Dick Contino, an italian accordionist, trying to survive in the show business. After a good start when he was 19 years old, he lost the audience's support when he behaved cowardly during the Korean War. Now, in 1958, people still remember his attitude but Dick does have the opportunity to play the main character of DADDY'HO, a cheap Z production of a jewish producer. In order to gain attention, he wants to organize a fake kidnapping that would make him appear as a hero. Meanwhile, a serial killer is observing him and waiting for the right time to emerge.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler