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Series : Book 1 of "L.­A. Quartet"
Los Angeles, 1947: The mutilated body of a beautiful young woman -- dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press -- is found, spawning the greatest manhunt in California history. Warrants Squad cops Buckeye Bleacher and Lee Blanched are on the case, and soon become obsessed with the victim. They are driven to learn everything about her, and find that their pursuit of her killer and her twisted past lead them on a hellish tour of post-­war Hollywood and into a region of total madness. "Brutal and at the same time believable". -- The New York Times "Turgid with passion, violence, and frustration...­imaginative and bizarre". -- Los Angeles Times "Fine attention to detail and a dead-­on sense of the period...­Ellroy has established himself as one of the finest practitioners of noir fiction". -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Black Dahlia is a police novel on an epic scale; a classic period piece that provides a startling conclusion to America s most infamous unsolved murder mystery. Already hailed as a masterpiece, it establishes James Ellroy as this country s most powerful living writer of noir fiction. On January 15, 1947, the torture-­ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia, and her murder sparks the greatest manhunt in California history. Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and adversaries in love with the same woman. But both are obsessed with the Dahlia driven by dark needs to know everything about her life, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of post-­war Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl s twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches . . .

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From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. Narrator Hoye firmly nails young world-­weary cop Bucky Bleichert in this audio version of Ellroy's 1987 crime novel. The flawed boxer-­turned-­lawman becomes obsessed with L.­A.­'s notorious unsolved 1947 torture-­murder case, as well as the secret life of his missing partner, Lee Blanchard. Hoye proves a fine match for Ellroy's hardboiled prose, shuttling easily between hard and soft tones, crystallizing Bleichert's mix of cynicism, confusion, hurt and rage. Set in booming postwar Los Angeles, this tale of ambition, deceit and obsession builds to symphonic proportions. Throughout, Hoye skillfully modulates his narration to distinctly render each character—corrupt cops, city officials, pimps, GIs, Mexican bar owners, prostitutes, society matrons and even the sound of a bullet piercing canvas. Hoye especially shines during heated police interrogations, able to shift his voice on a dime. The audio includes a new afterword from Ellroy, which might . . .

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Series : Book 1 of "L. A. Quartet" Los Angeles, 1947: The mutilated body of a beautiful young woman -- dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press -- is found, spawning the greatest manhunt in California history. Warrants Squad cops Buckeye Bleacher and Lee Blanched are on the case, and soon become obsessed with the victim. They are driven to learn everything about her, and find that their pursuit of her killer and her twisted past lead them on a hellish tour of post-­war Hollywood and into a region of total madness.­"Brutal and at the same time believable". -- The New York Times"Turgid with passion, violence, and frustration...­imaginative and bizarre". -- Los Angeles Times"Fine attention to detail and a dead-­on sense of the period...­Ellroy has established himself as one of the finest practitioners of noir fiction". -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

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IN THIS FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE MURDERVILLE SAGA, ASHLEY AND JAQUAVIS BRING YOU THE GRIT, TREACHERY, AND STREET PERSPECTIVE THAT THEY HAVE BECOME LEGENDARY FOR.
THIS THRILLING PAGE-­TURNER INTRODUCES THE STORY OF THE BLACK DAHL­IA AND HER BLOODSTAINED ASCENT TO POWER. AFTER ESTABLISHING A CON­NECTION WITH “THE FIVE FAMILIES,­” DAHLIA BECOMES LITERALLY UNTOUCH­ABLE. HER BRAZEN TACTICS AND MAFIA-­STYLE ANTICS BECOME INFAMOUS AS SHE IS SET TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY’S BLACK MARKET. BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE THING STILL STANDING IN HER WAY - SHE IS A WOMAN. THE COMPETI­TION DOESN’T RESPECT HER SO DAHLIA SETS OUT ON A BLOODY MISSION TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF HER NEW KINGDOM.
LIBERTY HAS RELOCATED TO HER HOMETOWN ONLY TO GET A KNOCK ON THE DOOR BY A MAN SHE HASN’T SEEN IN YEARS. SHE REACQUAINTS HERSELF WITH THE PAST AND GETS CONNECTED WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST BOSSES IN THE COUNTRY. WHEN FATE BRINGS HER FACE-­TO-­FACE WITH DAHLIA, WHO WILL END UP VICTORIOUS? WILL DAHLIA’S NEWFOUND POWER MAKE . . .

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Los Angeles, 1947: The mutilated body of a beautiful young woman -- dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press -- is found, spawning the greatest manhunt in California history. Warrants Squad cops Buckeye Bleacher and Lee Blanched are on the case, and soon become obsessed with the victim. They are driven to learn everything about her, and find that their pursuit of her killer and her twisted past lead them on a hellish tour of post-­war Hollywood and into a region of total madness.­"Brutal and at the same time believable". -- The New York Times"Turgid with passion, violence, and frustration...­imaginative and bizarre". -- Los Angeles Times"Fine attention to detail and a dead-­on sense of the period...­Ellroy has established himself as one of the finest practitioners of noir fiction". -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

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This thrilling page-­turner introduces the story of the black Dahlia and her bloodstained ascent to power. After establishing a connection with “The Five Families,­” Dahlia becomes literally untouchable. Her brazen tactics and mafia-­style antics become infamous and she is set to take over the country’s black market. But there is only one thing still standing in her way - she is a woman. The competition doesn’t respect her so Dahlia sets out on a bloody mission to ensure the protection of her new kingdom. Liberty has relocated to her hometown only to get a knock on the door by a man she hasn’t seen in years. She reacquaints herself with the past and gets connected with some of the biggest bosses in the country. When fate brings her face-­to-­face with Dahlia, who will end up victorious? Will Dahlia’s newfound power make her invincible? Or, will Liberty finally get the revenge she deserves? What happens next is the most shocking ending that Ashley & JaQuavis have ever created. This is . . .

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This thrilling page-­turner introduces the story of the black Dahlia and her bloodstained ascent to power. After establishing a connection with “The Five Families,­” Dahlia becomes literally untouchable. Her brazen tactics and mafia-­styl...

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Five New Investigative Chapters added to this 2014 edition:
Chapter 23-­LAPD Historical Society—The New Evidence
Chapter 24-­Odor Mortis—The Smell of Death
Chapter 25-­The KMEX-­Univision Interviews
Chapter 26-­Murder as a Fine Art: The Hodel/Man Ray Nexus
Chapter 27-­Biometrics: New Photo Forensics

In Black Dahlia Avenger II bestselling author and veteran LAPD homicide detective Steve Hodel presents his eight-­year follow-­up investigation [2006-­2014] into the Los Angeles Black Dahlia and other serially connected 1940s L.­A. Lone Woman Murders. After the 2003 publication of his NYT bestseller and MWA Edgar nominated true-­fact crime book, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, and receiving a "CASE SOLVED" legal opinion from many of LA's top law enforcement officials-­which included a then active Head Deputy District Attorney and LAPD's Chief of Detectives-­Hodel didn't stop there. In this investigative sequel he presents his careful deconstruction of the Dahlia . . .

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