Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Black Dahlia

I completed reading The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy.
Its a fictional take on the 1947's still unsolved brutal murder of a young lady in Los Angles. The lady was christened as Black Dahlia because of her customary black outfit seen in her file photos.
The story revolves around two detectives Lee Blanchard and Dwight Bleichert, who start as boxing rivals, then becomes best friends when they start working as partners and then get overly obsessed with the Black Dahlia case which eventually leads to destroying both their personal and police life.
Although an engrossing book that makes you read it till the end, every time you pick it up, but somehow it falls short of creating the suspense and passion that one expects with a crime mystery.
No doubt the book is full of twists and new disclosures every now and then but somehow it fails to stir any awe or shock within me.
The description of the dead body and how the murder was conducted is quite brutal and violent and the flow of the story too is well paced.
Not a highly recommended book but you can give it a try if you feel like reading crime novels.


  1. i cant read anything....the background is making it difficult

  2. Changed the text color... Hope its better now...

    1. I don't see any change in text color. I think it has only worsened. I think you need to fix the background color from black to something more readable. - Hope

  3. On my screen I don't see any problem :(

    Ok I will change the theme...