by Robert Yager

Richard Rayner

Richard Rayner is the author of nine books, both fiction and nonfiction, most recently A Bright and Guilty Place, a history of certain true crimes in L.A. in the late 1920s and 1930s. He has published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. His long-running "Paperback Writers" column is now published irregularly by the Los Angeles Review of Books.