RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 15517895 LA English T1 The black dahlia A1 Ellroy, James,, PB Mysterious Press PP New York YR 1987 SN 0892962062 9780892962068 AB Using the basic facts concerning the 1940s' notorious and yet unsolved Black Dahlia case, Ellroy creates a kaleidoscope of human passion and dark obsession. A young woman's mutilated body is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The story is seen through the eyes of Bucky Bleichert, ex-prize fighter and something of a boy wonder on the police force. There is no relief or humor as Bleichert arrives at a grisly discovery. Ellroy's powerful rendering of the long-reaching effects of murder gives the case new meaning.