The Black Dahlia (Paperback)

By James Ellroy

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446674362, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/1987)
Paperback (8/16/2006)
Mass Market (9/1/2006)
Hardcover (6/7/2016)
Paperback, Spanish (5/1/2005)
Compact Disc (8/29/2006)
Mass Market Paperback (9/1/1988)
Hardcover (1/1/2008)
Paperback (6/1/2011)

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On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a 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.