One title on his list:
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael WestRead about another book on Kellerman's list.
Not a crime novel per se, this book remains the finest account of Hollywood heartbreak ever written. If it's noir you're looking for, this one's saturated with nuclear fatalism. And would-be starlets.
The Day of the Locust also figures among Jane Ciabattari's 5 best novels on Hollywood and Jonathan Evison's list of books about the Spirit of California; it is one of Peter Conn's five best novels from the Great Depression.