Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Hello! Larry W. here again, your Pulp Noir book reviewer. I'm going to review the following books in the coming weeks written about the Black Dahlia murder that occured in Los Angeles in 1947, Elizabeth Short's ghoulish bisection.

The first group of books were purportedly written as True Crime exposés, claiming to name the killer. We shall see who is truly full of Penn and Teller's Bullshit and who has the plausible solution--if any.

The second group contains Novels with the Black Dahlia murder as the basis on which each book's story turns.

(1) Severed: The True Story Of The Black Dahlia Murder by John Gilmore.
(2) Childhood Shadows: The Hidden Story of the Black Dahlia Murder by Mary Pacios.
(3) Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer by Janice Knowlton with Michael Newton.
(4) Black Dahlia Avenger, The True Story by Steve Hodel.

(1) Black Dahlia by James Ellroy.
(2) Angel In Black by Max Allan Collins.

If you have a suggestion for additions to group two, let me hear it*

The rating system will be simple, one to four stars with a summary as to why the book is worth the price, or why the book should remain in the warehouse.

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