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




James Ellroy’s legendary LA Quartet republished with a brand new look

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 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.

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

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. His novel Blood's a Rover completes the magisterial 'Underworld USA Trilogy'– the first two volumes of which (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand) were both Sunday Times bestsellers. His most recent novel, Perfidia, is the first instalment in Ellroy's second 'L.A. Quartet'.

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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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