—(An) engrossingly bizarre tale of a murder plot within Los Aneles real estate circles…An entertaining true-crime period piece built around a chillingly odd sociopathic villain.”—Kirkus Review

—(An) entertaining…true crime narrative…both horrifying and hilarious…Though undoubtedly odd, this (story) still manages to fascinate.” — Publishers Weekly 

—”If you’re a fan of true crime and L.A. noir, this one’s for you.”—Southern California News Group 

—”If all the praise is to be believed, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller Arroyo— Jacobs’ first crack at historical fiction after producing an impressive array of non-fiction works — has another hit on his hands in the…soon-to-be-released The Darkest Glare.”—Pasadena Now

— “Jacobs’ chops are on brilliant display in The Darkest Glare, a delightfully off-kilter true-crime tale. The prose is intimate, darkly funny, and crisp as he follows. Jacobs’ ear for a good story is pitch perfect.” — Ron Franscell, bestselling author of The Darkest Night

— “In Chip Jacobs true-crime, The Darkest Glare we are whisked back to LA’s Kodachrome world of the Seventies…This is not just another Hollywood Whodunit. In the end we find it is really about one man’s search and struggle to find his own…redemption. Well written and highly recommended.” – Steve Hodel, bestselling author, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder

— “A terrific book – I couldn’t put it down! — Stephen Jay Schwartz,  bestselling author of Boulevard

— “Chip Jacobs uses his boundless reporter’s energy and well-honed sense of Southern California to tell a gripping tale…It’s reassuring to see the right writer was paying attention.” – David Willman, Los Angeles Times Pulitzer winning investigative reporter and author of The Mirage Man: Bruce Irvins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America’s Rush to War

On March 10, I’ll be kicking off the book with bestselling true-crime author Ron Franscell on a Vroman’s Bookstore virtual event.