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The Black Dahlia

Author: James Ellroy; Mysterious Press,
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 1987.
Series: L. A. Quartet, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using the basic facts concerning the 1940s' notorious and yet unsolved Black Dahlia case, Ellroy creates a kaleidoscope of human passion and dark obsession. A young woman's mutilated body is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The story is seen through the eyes of Bucky Bleichert, ex-prize fighter and something of a boy wonder on the police force. There is no relief or humor as Bleichert arrives at a grisly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ellroy; Mysterious Press,
ISBN: 0892962062 9780892962068 0446618128 9780446618120 0446674362 9780446674362 0446698873 9780446698870
OCLC Number: 15517895
Description: 325 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: L. A. Quartet, 1.
Responsibility: James Ellroy.
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Using the basic facts concerning the 1940s' notorious and yet unsolved Black Dahlia case, Ellroy creates a kaleidoscope of human passion and dark obsession. A young woman's mutilated body is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The story is seen through the eyes of Bucky Bleichert, ex-prize fighter and something of a boy wonder on the police force. There is no relief or humor as Bleichert arrives at a grisly discovery. Ellroy's powerful rendering of the long-reaching effects of murder gives the case new meaning.

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