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The Black Dahlia

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  • The Black Dahlia (Thorndike Press) – Hardcover (2007)
    by James Ellroy

    The Black Dahlia

    Hardcover, Thorndike Press
    2007
    English
    Large type / large print.
    625 pages

    ISBN: 0786293101
    ISBN-13: 9780786293100

    Los Angeles, 1947: 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 madness. "Brutal and at the same time believable". -- The ... Show more

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Reviews of The Black Dahlia

Overall customer rating: 3.667
carriej

Ugh....

by carriej on Aug 24, 2009

This book was ALSO a struggle for me to finish. My book club read the book so I felt the need to finish... but, honestly - the back story between the cops was not entertaining and made the book drag on and on. The actual crime and clues part was interesting... but seriously - why did we need to read about the boxing? boring... Also, some parts were pretty gruesome. I don't recommend reading.

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GilThelander

My Favorite Book

by GilThelander on May 10, 2007

This is my favorite book that I've ever read. It is a brilliantly twisted fictional take on the infamous Black Dahlia murder case. I emphasize that this is a fictional perspective, as Elizabeth Short's murder remains unsolved to this day. Though I did like the 2006 movie adaptation, many people did not. Don't let this stop you from reading the book though because it blows the movie away in terms of characters and its overall dense plot. I would think it would be nearly impossible to truly adapt a James Ellroy novel to the screen. I highly recommend this book, and I have recommended it to friends. You will not be disappointed if you pick up The Black Dahlia.

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Trilless

Good Story, Dull writing

by Trilless on Apr 14, 2007

This book was a struggle for me to get through. The plot and actual storyline points are very interesting and it does keep you guessing who is the true killer. However, the writing was so difficult and dry, I felt like tossing the book about halfway through. Being a mutilation murder crime there may be certain points that have a cringe factor for some readers. Based on a true story, and told as a first person view from one of the two main detectives assigned to the case. They are one of the first discovers of a horribly mutilated young woman. The media paints her as a sweet innocent, but the detectives uncover a more painted past that assists them in solving the case.

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