Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy


A true classic crime fiction novel, set in Los Angeles in 1947. Five days after her murder, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found drained of blood and cut in half. Two cops are embroiled in this investigation, which takes them on a hellish journey.

Ellroy once said that he “prefers boxing to culture.”

Paperback, 2011 (1987)
Windmill Books, 384pp
ISBN 9780099537861