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Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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.
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Daisey
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This is not at all my normal reading fare, and a few times, especially towards the end, I stopped for a while just to take a break and read/think about something cheerier. Yet, I really enjoyed the style and I was continually surprised by turns that the story took.

#audiobook #1001books #Reading1001

CafeMom I felt the same way about the book. 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks Same here. The one about his mother‘s murder is even more of a rough go - but good! 1mo
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CafeMom
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Watched the movie after I finished the book. It is a good adaptation of the book. I enjoyed Scarlett Johansson as Kay Lake, Aaron Eckhart as Lee Blanchard, Hilary Swank as Madeleine and Josh Hartnett as Bucky Bleichert. Special features included an interview with the author which I liked. If you are looking for a period piece I would recommend this movie.

BookwormM I haven‘t seen the film may have to check it out 1mo
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CafeMom
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My first book by this author. What I liked about the book; the writing style, fictionalized account of true crime, all the L.A. Landmarks. What I didn't like; the story was gruesome at times especially the end regarding the murder. Overall, a great crime thriller. #1001books

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BookwormM
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#Reading1001

Gritty and compelling but that ending was too much.

Great opening shown in photo

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3070056721

BarbaraBB I just listened to a podcast about The possible/ probable killer of The Black Dahlia so now I‘ve moved the book up my tbr too! 1mo
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Mollyanna
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mariaku21
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Review is up for Ellroy's fictionalized account of Elizabeth Short's murder featuring a seedy and hardened set of characters in the equally shady backdrop of a 1947 Los Angeles that I ended up enjoying. 4 ⭐ from me!

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phyhill
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Pickpick

Well, that was intense. 😳

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fandom_hellspawn99
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This meeting couldn't come soon enough! #TrueCrimeMeeting

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fandom_hellspawn99
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Next month is the Black Daliah murder! And as I just found out, Holly Dunn is coming to the library on the 25th of July! Yeeeeees! I can't wait, I'm freaking out!

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Godmotherx5
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1️⃣ -40 with the wind chill
2️⃣ 80F/27C
3️⃣ 75F/24C
4️⃣ Summer Sunday‘s: reading outside after breakfast
5️⃣ No change from my usual interests

@wanderinglynn #HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 12mo
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Godmotherx5
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Lucky to be at home today. Warm vibes to anyone who has to be outside in the Midwest. -40 here
#polarvortex

What are you reading today?

WhatThePuck Only -12 here in Louisville, KY so I'm at work. 😂😂 12mo
Godmotherx5 @CogsOfEncouragement I have that on my TBR 12mo
Godmotherx5 @WhatThePuck Hmm, balmy 🌬 12mo
Bklover Wind chill -25 here. A bit nippy. 12mo
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Godmotherx5
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Cold weather prep complete. Fridge stocked & plenty of hot tea. Hunkering down for a movie with hubby. Thanks to everyone involved with @24in48 #24in48 #readathon

Librarybelle Great job! 12mo
mabell Sounds wonderful! ❤️❄️🌨 12mo
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Godmotherx5
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I was about to start reading the tagged book when my hubby suggested going out to breakfast. Did someone say food....🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️
Hour six challenge #24in48
@24in48

CareBear Glad to see you back on here! 12mo
Godmotherx5 @CareBear 🤗XOXO🤗 12mo
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Zee3
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Mehso-so

Didn't really do anything for me. Slow start, then got interesting enough to keep me hooked, some twists at the end.

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Bedtime reading. #theblackdahlia #murder #cozy

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Zee3
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KellyHunsakerReads
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A wild ride. Have any of you seen the movie?

Ericalambbrown I didn‘t think the movie was great, but if you‘ve got nothing else to do . . . ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 13mo
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Ruthiella
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Ellroy mines the underbelly of #tinseltown and the greater LA area in his novel about who might have murdered Elizabeth Short and why. This book is baroque and dense and oozes with testosterone as Det. ”Bucky” Blanchard wades through sex, lies and corruption to solve the case...even if it destroys him and those he cares about.

#SeasonsReadings

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 14mo
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TheSpineView
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GripLitGrl
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Meredith3
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#Ihaveadream that when I die I get to find out the truth behind every unsolved murder and disappearance. #yeahithinkadnanisinnocent 🖕🏻 jk, but for real I wanna know. #ABBAinAugust

emilyhaldi Omg ME TOO!!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 1y
Meredith3 @emilyhaldi 😸🖤🤜🏻🤛🏻 1y
Cortg YES!!! I‘ve often thought this 1y
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Meredith3 @Cortg I think it‘ll happen for all of us 😹 1y
BrittanyReads 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen Definitely something to look forward too 🙌🏻😂😂so sad how many families have no closure 😥😥😥 1y
Cinfhen Tupac 🙌🏻 1y
Mdargusch Me too! 🤞🏼 1y
Hollie I think Adnan is innocent as well. 1y
BooksBikes12 How can a plane that big just disappear? We found the Titanic in a pretty big Bowl of water. I have always thought extraterrestrial. Just saying 😌 1y
Reviewsbylola I know!!! I need to keep a list! 1y
Reviewsbylola Natalee Holloway is not a secret though. It was 100% Joran van der Sloot. 1y
Reviewsbylola But Natalee could at least tell you the details. 1y
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola but where why how?! No body means it‘s still a mystery to me! And he hasn‘t been convicted of the murder so it remains unsolved! 1y
Meredith3 @Hollie 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Meredith3 @Books_Bikes_12 that‘s a great point! I‘m with ya! 1y
Meredith3 @Cinfhen so sad! 1y
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LibraryCin
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Panpan

It took a long time for the story to really get going, I thought. I really wasn‘t interested in the detective‘s personal life – at all. Once Elizabeth‘s body was found, it got more interesting, but even still, only to a point. I listened to the audio, so it may have had some effect on my rating, but I‘m not sure it would have brought it up all that much if I‘d read it, either. I have to admit, the narrator did accents very well.

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Godmotherx5
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Going to Powell‘s is on my bucket list. More so now...
https://twitter.com/powells/status/969710553475239937?s=12

@shanebeth @2BR02B #Murderino

MayJasper 😍 2y
Velvetsun Love this. 2y
shanebeth that‘s cool! 2y
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ferskner Powell's is the best! 2y
tapgurl Went there for the first time this summer and loved it!! 2y
Godmotherx5 @tapgurl How much time do you need to plan for a visit? 2y
tapgurl I'd say at least 4 hours. More if you can. They have a cafe there too. We were in Portland for 3 days (hotel was 1 block away) so I made repeat visits. The best was by myself when my husband and daughter went to dinner without me! It's huge taking up the whole block! All 4 corners! (edited) 2y
Godmotherx5 @tapgurl I knew it was big but I didn‘t realize it reached four corners. If you don‘t mind my asking, is there a hotel you recommend? I‘m not always confident in what I find online & I really want to go there. 2y
tapgurl Sure we stayed at the Benson. It's about a block away. We did a river jet boat ride too that was fun if you're looking for things to do:) 2y
Godmotherx5 @tapgurl Thanks so much. A friend moved to Portland in 2012. I want to visit with her then see the sights. 2y
K.Wielechowski I just started listening to My Favorite Murder and I LOVE it!! #MFM #Murderino 2y
2BR02B I spy some excellent reads! Loved Killers of the Flower Moon and The Alienist! 2y
Godmotherx5 @2BR02B I looked at the display saying, “Read it, read it, want it, have it, read it....”. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Leftcoastzen Nice ,love your Instagram and Ellroy. 2y
AmyG I love your instagram. I‘m gratefulamyg and I am amazed at your posts. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @AmyG thank you!!! 2y
GripLitGrl Love this book❤ great insta post👍 2y
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witchynarcoleptic
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Godmotherx5
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1) I‘m looking forward to The Black Dahlia. True crime about a cold case from 1947.
2) Twix
3) Generation X
4) Aquaphor Lip Repair
5) Birthday dinner at Hob Nob with hubby & my parents. Hob Nob is featured in Wisconsin Supper Clubs.

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

Gina The Black Dahlia is a fascinating and gruesome case. I had no idea there was a WI supper club book, I'm excited to get my hands on that read 2y
Godmotherx5 @Gina He wrote a second book. I just have the first. 2y
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Bostonmomx2 My step-Gpa‘s partner in LA was on that case. I wish now I would have talked to him about but I never did. 2y
Godmotherx5 @Bostonmomx2 Do you know if he‘s mentioned in the book? 2y
Bostonmomx2 I really don‘t know. Gpa is gone now and I have no idea what his partners name would have been. 2y
Godmotherx5 @Bostonmomx2 Sorry about your Gpa. Still kind of a cool link to history. 2y
Aseleener Are you in Kenosha!? I live not far from the Hob Nob! 2y
Godmotherx5 @Aseleener Yep, Pleasant Prairie. 2y
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bookworm.krizia
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Panpan

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AshleyHoss820
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"Cherchez la femme, Bucky. Remember that."
This book is a fictionalization of the unsolved Black Dahlia/Elizabeth Short murder. The narrator is a detective who's life slowly, continually spirals out of control due to his (and his partner's) obsession with the case. As far as noir goes, it's aces. The movie is decent too. ? side note: while reading, keep in mind that this takes place in the '40s... 114/1,001 #1001Books

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AshleyHoss820
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I'm like 6 pages in when I start wondering, "What the hell is a pachuco?" I headed to Google and I was not disappointed.

vivastory Zoot suit riot, indeed 2y
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory Throw back a bottle 'o beer! 😄 2y
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Andrew65
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#MelodiousMusicals #SunsetBoulevard This book tells a fictionalised account of a young Hollywood hopeful, Elizabeth Short, who was murdered in 1947 and her body left in the Leimert Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. To the best of my knowledge this grisly case has never been solved and was made into a film in 2006. The streets of Hollywood aren't always paved in Gold, but no one deserves this ending. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dahlia

CrowCAH An interesting cold case of a movie star; neat! 2y
BarbaraBB I once played a computer game based on the book! 2y
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB That would be interesting. 2y
BarbaraBB A typical adventure game in the 90s in which you are the detective looking for clues! 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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Howseldomtheydo
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Smangela Unsolved murders always tug at my heart 😢 3y
Reviewsbylola Such a sad story. 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Hollywood noir at his best. #maybookflowers #hollywood. These have been in my #TBR list so long.

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Ubookquitous
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James Ellroy's twisted novel includes more than one #badromance that really fit the lyrics
#lyricalApril

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🖤🙌🏻🖤🙌🏻🖤 3y
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TeeCee
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Awesome! Reading this for book club, and digging the noir feel. Stephen Hoye is super in this role!! (Can't believe I never read this!)

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Itchyfeetreader
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Not sure I have every telly understood the idea of crime noir but here goes nothing!!

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v_cuev
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Another cool bookish podcast for those that like #truecrime. Delves into a number of Los Angeles murders that may or may not be connected to The Black Dahlia murder.

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Ponchosancho
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Here we go

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Effischer
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My next book to reread after listening to #unsolvedmurders podcast

MrBook Looks like a good pairing 😎👌🏻! 3y
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Smangela
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All I want to do today is keep tackling my #TBR! I'm about 100 pages into Black Dahlia and I want more! The downfall of not reading the ebook is I can't sneak it on my phone 😑#photoadaynov16 #NovemberTBR

GeekyGirlBooks I've wanted to read If I Did It but am afraid it will put me over the edge! 3y
Smangela @GeekyGirlBooks so I was a little young to follow it when it happened and I recently listened to a podcast about it and was blown away. If I recall correctly, the proceeds of the book actually go to the Goldman family and they consider it his confession. I'll be sure to review it! 3y
GeekyGirlBooks @Smangela I hate to admit that I was 18 when we watched that white bronco flew down the highway. 🙊 They did a great documentary series on it just recently. It really marked so many turning points in our culture. I think it's his real confession too. 3y
Smangela @GeekyGirlBooks age is but a number! I need to check out the documentary! 3y
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Smangela
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#AllHallowsRead #TBR I've had this book for awhile and am finally planning to read this month with our book club

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Callemarie
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I saw this movie forever ago and I remember think how messed up it was. Of course i saw it after i became obsessed with reading up on the dahlia murder when I heard a movie would be made about her. I found the dialogue to be shocking at time which is odd for me because I'm not a prude at all. I also had to remind myself a cop was narrating and this was during an era where women were still seen very beneath men. It's an interesting story for sure.

murflegirl It took me forever to get through this one because of the way Ellroy wrote. Still such an interesting mystery! 3y
Callemarie @murflegirl I listened to this on audiobook which wasn't too bad 3y
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Callemarie
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What a perfect fall day for training. Listening to an audiobook and completely falling in love with Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from DD 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Smangela Oh god that sounds so good 3y
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Godmotherx5
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I happened to find an autographed copy of this book on the shelf at The BookCellar (web photo) in Chicago. Another book I might actually get off of my TBR when time permits. #getindie

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raeintheworld
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Mehso-so

I've been meaning to read Ellroy for a long time because I like noir, but, man, this book was brutal. It was good but there was some serious violence and gore. It also lowered my faith in humans treating other humans like humans.

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Josie
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Wonderful writing! Grisly and sad story. This book is based on the murder, but the officers and conclusion are all fiction. The authors style and talent makes it worth the read.

winemom This case always fascinated me! I remember reading about it when I was around 9 or 10 and being obsessed. 4y
Josie @winemom, that's such a young age! I don't know if I could have handled it. I starting getting into it around 16 or 17 and it freaked me the fuck out! Great book though! 4y
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Sweettartlaura
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It's harder to find a more distinctive voice in fiction than Ellroy's. It's worth a read just to study his craft.

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LaurenReads
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really hoped I'd like it, but not so much.

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