James Ellroy s classic is newly re-recorded with Stephen Hoye as narrator.
On January 15, 1947 the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history. In this fictionalized treatment of a real case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, both LA cops obsessed with the Black Dahlia, journey through the seamy side of Hollywood to the core of the dead girl s twisted life.
Building like a symphony, this is a wonderful, complicated, but accessible tale of ambition, insanity, passion and deceit. Publishers Weekly
"Ellroy's novel is true to the facts as they are known," wrote David Haldane in The Los Angeles Times. "But it provides a fictional solution to the crime consistent with those facts." Haldane added that in tracing the Black Dahlia case Ellroy "conducts an uncompromising tour of the obscene, violent, gritty, obsessive, darkly sexual world of [Los Angeles's] underbelly in the 1940s, complete with names and places."