The Black Dahlia
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The Black Dahlia is a roman noir on an epic scale: a classic period piece that provides a startling conclusion to America's most infamous unsolved murder mystery--the murder of the beautiful young woman known as The Black Dahlia.
From Publishers Weekly
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The 1st book in the LA Quartet of novels is written in a single point of view from Bucky and it's enthralling. Way better than the movie. The mix of fact and fiction, love and murder combine for a great read.
You can feel Ellroy bleeding onto the pages, outstanding read.
Great book; deserves a lot of credit
The book is a great noir novel, chronicling a series of misadventures where the protagonists are just as filthy as the criminals they seek. The action is well done, the mystery solving is excellent, and even as a seasoned mystery reader, the twist was almost completely unknown to me—though in hindsight I feel I probably should have.
The most important point to the novel isn't that it's a great mystery novel, nor is it that it has all the appropriate twists and turns. The most important point is that no matter how gritty and filthy the main character gets you'll still love him dearly. You'll root for him in his darkest days and that makes this novel worth reading.