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The Black Dahlia
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The Black Dahlia Paperback - 2006

by James Ellroy

The highly acclaimed novel from bestselling author James Ellroy is now a major motion picture.


About this book

The Black Dahlia is a roman noir on an epic scale: a classic period piece that provides a startling conclusion to America's most infamous unsolved murder mystery--the murder of the beautiful young woman known as The Black Dahlia. The novel fuses the real-life murder of Elizabeth Short with the fictional story of two police officers investigating the crime. Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948, the year after Short was found murdered, and Ellroy’s own mother was murdered when he was 10 years old - the killer never found. Black Dahlia was adapted into a film in 2006 starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, and Hillary Swank.

From the publisher

On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful 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.

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First Edition Identification

The first edition of Black Dahlia was published by Mysterious Press, New York, in 1987. The first edition copyright page states  "First Printing: September 1987" along a full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. The original dust jacket has a price stamp of $16.95 

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  • Title The Black Dahlia
  • Author James Ellroy
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: Repri
  • Pages 352
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Mysterious Press, New York
  • Date 2006-08-01
  • ISBN 9780446698870 / 0446698873
  • Weight 0.65 lbs (0.29 kg)
  • Dimensions 8 x 5.2 x 1 in (20.32 x 13.21 x 2.54 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 1940's
    • Cultural Region: Southern California
    • Cultural Region: Western U.S.
    • Cultural Region: West Coast
    • Geographic Orientation: California
    • Locality: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
  • Library of Congress subjects Los Angeles (Calif.), Mystery fiction
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2007270169
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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