This noir crime novel is set in 1940s Los Angeles and follows two LAPD officers, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, as they investigate the brutal murder of a young woman, dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press. As they delve deeper into the gruesome crime, they are drawn into a dark world of corruption, obsession, and madness. The case becomes personal for both men, testing their friendship and sanity, and leading them down a path of self-destruction.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 55th on Tozai Mystery Best 100 (2012 Revision) (Shūkan Bunshun (Japanese Newspaper))
- 294th on The 500 best books of all time from Culture Café users (Culture Café)
- 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)