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Black Dahlia, Red Rose

Nonfiction: History, True Crime
Unabridged   9.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/10/2017

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Black Dahlia, Red Rose

The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681688275
Digital Download ISBN:9781681688282


With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.

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Product Description

The gruesome murder of hopeful starlet Elizabeth Short, in the noir-tinged Los Angeles of 1947, has a permanent place in American lore as one of the most inscrutable of true-crime mysteries. Now, Piu Eatwell—relentless legal sleuth and atmospheric stylist—cracks the case after seventy years. With recently unredacted FBI files, newly released sections of the LAPD files, and explosive new interviews, Eatwell has unprecedented access to primary evidence and a persuasive culprit. She layers her findings into a gritty, cinematic retelling of the case from the corrupt LAPD and the take-no-prisoners press to the seedy underworld of would-be actresses and the men who preyed on them. In mesmerizing prose, Black Dahlia, Red Rose is a panorama of 1940s Hollywood, a definitive account of one of the biggest unsolved murders of American legal history.


"A superb unraveling of a sensational mystery-and an absolutely gripping read." —David King, bestselling author of Death in the City of Light on The Dead Duke

“Eatwell makes a convincing case for the Black Dahlia killer’s identity.” —Publishers Weekly

“A thoroughly researched look at the crime . . . Eatwell successfully paints a portrait of the city and its police department, signifying that the cover-up and corruption involved in this case (as well as throughout the department) was a product of the time and not reflective of today's practices. . . . .The investigative materials provide a solid foundation for Eatwell's film noir-style narrative; a first purchase where true crime titles circulate widely.” —Library Journal

Author Bio

Piu Eatwell is the author of The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse and has produced historical documentaries for the BBC. She divides her time between Paris and London with her husband and three children.