The Books

  • Strange As It Seems: The Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler
  • The People’s Republic of Chemicals
  • Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles
  • The Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman
  • The Vicodin Thieves: Biopysing L.A.’s Grifters, Gloryhounds and Goliaths
  • Black Wednesday Boys

The Latest



* Jacobs’ debut novel, Arroyo: A Novel, out October 15.

LAIST: “Happy 75 Years of Smog, L.A. We Don’t Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible”

* Strange As it Seems and Goldmine Announced as Indies Awards Finalists

* “Snake Vs. Wolf” – bestselling true crime in Los Angeles in the ’70s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine

* Publishers Weekly on Strange As It Seems: “Exceptional” storytelling, “a peculiar page-turner”

* The People’s Republic of Chemicals among Foreword Review’s top climate-change-solution books


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