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The Black Dahlia Los Angeles,The mutilated body of a beautiful young woman dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press is found, spawning the greatest manhunt in California history Warrants Squad cops Buckeye Bleacher and Lee Blanched are on the case, and soon become obsessed with the victim They are driven to learn everything about her, and find that their pursuit of her killer and her twisted past lead them on a hellish tour of post war Hollywood and into a region of total madnessBrutal and at the same time believable The New York TimesTurgid with passion, violence, and frustrationimaginative and bizarre Los Angeles TimesFine attention to detail and a dead on sense of the periodEllroy has established himself as one of the finest practitioners of noir fiction Cleveland Plain Dealer


About the Author: James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948 His L.A Quartet novels The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A Confidential, and White Jazz were international best sellers His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine s Best Book fiction of 1995 his memoir, My Dark Places, was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996 His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001 Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.Ellroy is known for a telegraphic writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments His books are noted for their dark humor and depiction of American authoritarianism Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview Ellroy has been called the Demon Dog of American crime fiction See also



10 thoughts on “The Black Dahlia

  1. says:

    I hated this damn book.My friend Hulk boy told me to read this author I may punch him in the face.It starts with the boxing fight of two young police officers Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard They become known as Mr Fire and Mr Ice The hotshot team that got the LA police dept a raise with their boxing match.They team together after the fight as partner s Then a young wom


  2. says:

    Elizabeth Short is found murdered and LAPD detectives Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard catch the case Can Bleichert and Blanchard bring in her killer before the case destroys them both Some time around 2005, my local bookstore owner pushed this on me At the time, the only detective books I d read were The Maltese Falcon and a few Hard Case books It took me a week to get th


  3. says:

    Ah, the post war years America s golden age when things were so much better than they are today When no injustice ever occurred, and no one was unfairly treated Every pay check was a fortune, every meal a banquet, and the worst crime was the odd rapscallion stealing a pie off a window sill Or maybe sometimes the bisected body of a woman who had been brutally tortured would be


  4. says:

    I m not big on this whole going green trend, but today I thought about one thing all book lovers can do to contribute to society use your library cardoften You probably thought I had something clever to say Sorry to disappoint but let me explain My Analysis of The Black Dahlia 324 pages in the book 67 pages until the plot begins to unfold 300 pages before the book becomes unput


  5. says:

    So I think I am done for the moment with my little nasty obsessive foray into the world of Elizabeth Bettie Short and some of the other men who were obsessed with her Short, at 23, was found murdered and mutilated in a vacant lot January 15, 1947, and it is still one of the most sensational murders in LA history, fueled by multiple accounts of the grisly details of her death, and


  6. says:

    Everyman s Library has just published a new hardback volume containing all four of the novels that comprise James Ellroy s first L.A Quartet Ellroy was at my local bookstore a few weeks ago promoting this book and his new novel, This Storm, which is the second novel in his new L A Quartet With signed copies of both books in hand, it seemed like a good time to return to The Black Da


  7. says:

    Well.As is true of many goodreads readers, I am a serial book hopper NOT TODAY I devoured this book like a starving woman Today I discovered for myself not you guys You probably discovered it many books ago a whole new genre and author according to Wiki neo crime noir James Ellroy Absolutely brilliant.This is based on a true and unsolved crime in the late 1940s in LA, in the time of


  8. says:

    Well,it ALWAYS takes me some time to sort out and gather blown away pieces of my sensitive heart Mr.Ellroy has masterfully done for me It makes me feel sardonic,but I LOVE this process and of course,this GREAT work.One thing that I like about this novel is the massive impact it has on me.The story hooks me up at the start,grabs me by the collar and drags me around violently through the


  9. says:

    Wow WOW Ten Stars Masterpiece.Brutal and brilliant, raw and alive, elegiac and painful A masterpiece of crime noir and personal desire with intense action, often obscene Warning Adults Only The police characters introduced are only partly drawn before the horrifically mutilated body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot An extraordinarily driven tale of partner cops, the ne


  10. says:

    In January of 1947 the body of a woman, later identified as Elizabeth Short , was found mutilated and abandoned in a vacant lot Los Angeles In the papers ever eager to run with a story of this ilk , she became known as the Black Dahlia after a film of the same name In June of 1958 the assault and murder of another woman, Jean Hilliker formerly Ellroy , hit the L.A papers Unfortunately, the


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