The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1) by James Ellroy

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Read The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1) Online Free - On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia-and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history.Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and rivals in love with the same woman. But both are obsessed with the Dahlia-driven by dark needs to know everything about her past, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of postwar Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl's twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches-into a region of total madness.

Title : The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
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ISBN : 0446698873
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 348 pages


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★★☆

February 19, 2015

I hated this damn book. My friend Hulk-boy told me to read this author. I may punch him in the face. It starts with the boxing fight of two young police officers Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard. They become known as Mr. Fire and Mr. Ice. The hotshot team that got the LA police dept a raise with t...

Dan rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2016

Elizabeth Short is found murdered and LAPD detectives Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard catch the case. Can Bleichert and Blanchard bring in her killer before the case destroys them both? Some time around 2005, my local bookstore owner pushed this on me. At the time, the only detective books I'd r...

Kemper rated it ★★★★☆

June 05, 2017

Ah, the post-war years. America’s golden age when things were so much better than they are today. When no injustice ever occurred, and no one was unfairly treated. Every pay check was a fortune, every meal a banquet, and the worst crime was the odd rapscallion stealing a pie off a window sill. Or...

Nikita T. rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 11, 2008

I'm not big on this whole "going green" trend, but today I thought about one thing all book lovers can do to contribute to society: use your library card more often. You probably thought I had something clever to say. Sorry to disappoint but let me explain. My Analysis of The Black Dahlia: -324 pa...

kohey rated it ★★★★★

December 25, 2015

Well,it ALWAYS takes me some time to sort out and gather blown-away pieces of my sensitive heart Mr.Ellroy has masterfully done for me. It makes me feel sardonic,but I LOVE this process and of course,this GREAT work. One thing that I like about this novel is the massive impact it has on me.The sto...

Emma rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2016

Well. As is true of many goodreads readers, I am a serial book hopper. NOT TODAY! I devoured this book like a starving woman! Today I discovered for myself- (not you guys! You probably discovered it many books ago!)a whole new genre and author- according to Wiki- neo crime noir. James Ellroy. Absol...

Maria rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2017

Ufff! Es como un directo a la mandíbula! Un golpe que no te esperas y que te atrapa en una voragine de locura y violencia, que hace que al final no sepas quienes son los buenos y quienes los malos; si es que los hay! Un mundo donde sus protagonistas no son perfectos, al contraio, juegan bajo una...

Mara rated it ★★★★☆

July 17, 2016

In January of 1947 the body of a woman, later identified as Elizabeth Short , was found mutilated and abandoned in a vacant lot Los Angeles. In the papers (ever eager to run with a story of this ilk), she became known as "the Black Dahlia" after a film of the same name. In June of 1958 the ass...

Algernon rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2016

What this book is : an excellent thriller, a true page turner that keeps you rushing for the finish line, a character driven police procedural, a harsh, gritty, uncompromising expose of the darker side of police work in Los Angeles around 1946. What this book isn't : a true crime story, the sol...

William rated it ★★★★★

November 26, 2017

Wow. Brutal and brilliant, raw and alive, elegiac and painful. A masterpiece of crime-noir and personal desire with intense action, often obscene. The police characters introduced are only partly drawn before the horrifically mutilated body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot. An...

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