The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

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Los Angeles, 1th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in helf. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'. Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life. The first part of Ellroy's crime fiction masterwork, the LA Quartet, and based around a real murder case, The Black Dahlia pulses with violence, darkness and brutality. It is crime writing at its most powerful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 28mm | 299.37g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099366517
  • 9780099366515
  • 245,818

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"'A mesmerising study of the psycho-sexual obsession...extraordinarily well written' The Times"
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About James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed LA Quartet, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz, as well as the first two parts of his Underworld USA trilogy; American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover.
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2 8% (5,053)
1 3% (2,036)
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