Black Dahlia (Paperback)

Black Dahlia (Paperback)

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The highly acclaimed novel by James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) based on America's most infamous unsolved murder case, later the basis for the 2006 Brian DePalma film.

Dive into 1940s Los Angeles as two cops spiral out of control in their hunt for The Black Dahlia's killer in this powerful thriller that is "brutal and at the same time believable" (New York Times).

On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravaged body of a young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia -- and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history. Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and rivals in love with the same woman. But both are obsessed with the Dahlia -- driven by dark needs to know everything about her past, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of postwar Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl's twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches -- into a region of total madness.

  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (September 1, 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
  • Item Weight : 6.7 ounces

NOTE: All copies are new and guaranteed in excellent condition.