The Black Dahlia

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

    • 4.1 • 36 Ratings
    • £2.99
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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
31 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

rocheyb ,

Brilliant

An absolutely harrowing book that takes liberties with some of the facts and characters of a real life murder in 1940s Los Angeles, written by an author whose own mother was also murdered by an unknown attacker. Some of the imagery invoked is sickening, but this is excellent crime fiction nonetheless.

existentialnihilist ,

Rather dull

I didn’t finish the book. I got to part three and I really didn’t care. I didn’t really care about the characters. Feel as if I have wasted my time reading this book.

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