The Black Dahlia
Publish date: August 16th 2006
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, True Crime
Series: L.A. Quartet (#1)
Rogue One: A Black Dahlia Story. James Ellroy uses the ‘missing week’ of notorious murderee Elizabeth Short to nuke 1940s Hollywood from orbit and take down some demons of his own. The world depicted here is stygian, this is not a beach read, but it is rivetingly written by a writer obviously, screa...
In theory, THE BLACK DAHLIA is a true-to-form noir that follows the recollections of a cop through his off-color criminal investigations and backroom police politics, punctuated by the one of the worst unsolved murders in American history.In practice, it’s a sex fantasy that occasionally remembers i...
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy is an intense, action-packed page turner. Even though the unsolved murder case from the 1940's has received a lot of coverage, Ellroy's book brings it to life with beautifully drawn characters. I gave it five stars. I purchased this on sale & read it in one sitt...
Corruption, debauchery, scandal and murder. This one starts out as a character study of two former boxers turned cops and then gets deep in several intertwined plots that shine a light on the seedy underbelly of Hollywood in the 1940’s. Thick with atmosphere, this one drips with noir and never loses...
Most people are familiar with the case of the Black Dahlia, one of the most infamous unsolved murder cases in U.S. history, where a young, pretty Hollywood starlet named Elizabeth Short is found in a vacant lot, her body mutilated, disemboweled, and cut in half. But this isn't a true crime book. Jus...