The Black Dahlia

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756543584
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The Black Dahlia. In 1947 the murder of beautiful aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, who became known as the Black Dahlia, horrified the nation. Read all about a notorious case that has fascinated people for more than 60 years.

The Black Dahlia

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492648
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The Black Dahlia. A neo-noir crime novel from the legendary crime novelist James Ellroy. Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'. Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life...

The Zodiac Killer

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756543576
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The Zodiac Killer. Examines the details of the Zodiac Killer case in 1960s San Francisco, including the victims, the crimes, and speculations as to the identity of the Zodiac Killer.

Black Dahlia Avenger

Author: Steve Hodel
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1611454662
Size: 47.89 MB
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Black Dahlia Avenger. A New York Times Best Seller! More than fifty years after what has been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the 20th century," the case has finally been solved.On January 15, 1947, the body of beautiful 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black clothing and the dahlia she wore in her hair, was discovered on a vacant lot in downtown Los Angeles, her body surgically bisected, horribly mutilated, and posed as if for display. Even the most hardened homicide detectives were shocked and sickened by the sadistic murder. Thus began the largest manhunt in LA history. For weeks the killer taunted the police, and public, much as his infamous English counterpart Jack the Ripper had done in London 60 years before, sending tantalizing notes, urging them to "catch me if you can." And for weeks and months the LAPD came up empty. Charges of police ineptitude soon gave way to rumors of corruption and cover-up at the highest levels. Meanwhile, a rash of lone women in LA were brutally murdered, and their cases also remained mysteriously unsolved. Could the Black Dahlia Avenger be, in fact, a serial killer stalking the city streets?

White Jazz

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307798429
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White Jazz. The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary noir masterpiece of historical paranoia. Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns--it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire. Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins--all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time. Klein tells his own story--his voice clipped, sharp, often as brutal as the events he's describing--taking us with him on a journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, avarice, and perversion. It's a world he created, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive. Fierce, riveting, and honed to a razor edge, White Jazz is crime fiction at its most shattering.

True Crime

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher:
ISBN:
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True Crime. A comprehensive analysis that explores how American authors have written on crime in its various incarnations is a compendium of excerpts from the past three hundred years, in an anthology that includes literary evaluations of pieces on some of history's most notorious cases. 30,000 first printing.

The Hilliker Curse

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307594327
Size: 62.62 MB
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The Hilliker Curse. The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.” The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read. From the Hardcover edition.

Crazy Horse

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756518448
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Crazy Horse. Profiles the respected leader, Crazy Horse, who was loved by the Sioux people for his generosity and determination. Strong in battle, he fought to preserve the Sioux way of life and protect their lands from homesteaders who flocked to settle the frontier.

Alexander Hamilton

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756510732
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Alexander Hamilton. Profiles the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Hollywood Babylon

Author: Kenneth Anger
Publisher:
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Hollywood Babylon. From Chaplin to Garland, this shocking classic uncovers the film capital's history of sex, drugs, violence and tragedy. Hundreds of rare photos.