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THE BLACK DAHLIA by  James (SIGNED) Ellroy - Signed First Edition - 1987 - from Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. (SKU: 6069)

THE BLACK DAHLIA

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THE BLACK DAHLIA

by Ellroy, James (SIGNED)

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New York/London: The Mysterious Press, 1987. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "BLOOD CRUD!" BY JAMES ELLROY ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. 325pp. Bound in 1/4 black cloth over light purple paper covered boards, spine lettering purple foil. A fine First Edition First Printing in fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket. A novel based on Hollywood's most notorious murder case.

Synopsis

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.   The novel fuses the real-life murder of Elizabeth Short with the fictional story of two police officers investigating the crime. Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948, the year after Short was found murdered, and Ellroy’s own mother was murdered when he was 10 years old - the killer never found.  Black Dahlia  was adapted into a film in 2006 starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, and Hillary Swank.

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book dealer
Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
6069
Title
THE BLACK DAHLIA
Author
Ellroy, James (SIGNED)
Format/binding
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Mysterious Press
Place of Publication
New York/London
Date Published
1987

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