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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
  

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Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny...

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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Los Angeles, 15th 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 half. 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...


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Reviews

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

'One of those rare, brilliantly written books you want to press on other people'
- Time Out

'A wonderful tale of ambition, insanity, passion and deceit'
- Publishers Weekly

'A unique voice in American crime writing'
- Sunday Telegraph

'The outstanding crime writer of his generation'
- The Independent

About the Author

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 and The Cold Six Thousand which were both Sunday Times bestsellers.

In 2011 James Ellroy was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters by France's culture minister Frederic Mitterand. Mitterand described Ellroy as "the master of dark dreams" and called him "one of the most prominent names in modern literature".

Ellroy's editor at William Heinemann, Jason Arthur, said: "If the purpose of this honour is to recognise a significant contribution to literature, then it is richly deserved. It reaffirms my belief that his writing truly transcends genre and easy labels—James is quite simply one of the best novelists writing today."

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Publication date

1st June 2011

Author

James Ellroy

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Publisher

Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780099537861

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