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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099537861
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

The Black Dahlia

The first book in the classic L.A. Quartet crime series




A neo-noir crime novel from the legendary crime novelist James Ellroy.

Los Angeles, 15th January 1947. A beautiful young woman walks into the night and meets a horrific destiny.

Five days later, her tortured body is found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers call her 'The Black Dahlia'. For two cops, what begins as an investigation becomes a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life.

And soon professional curiosity spirals into obsession...
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'A mesmerising study of the psycho-sexual obsession... extraordinarily well written' - The Times
'The outstanding crime writer of his generation' - The Independent
'A wonderful tale of ambition, insanity, passion and deceit' - Publishers Weekly

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099537861
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

James Ellroy

Date: 2003-05-13
James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the ‘Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy’ – American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover – and the ‘L.A. Quartet’ novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere,L.A. Confidential andWhite Jazz. He lives in Colorado.

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Praise for The Black Dahlia

'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

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

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