The Black Dahlia
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: August 2006
Duration: 13 hours 59 minutes
Bonus feature includes an original afterword by James Ellroy, titled "Hillikers," read by Stephen Hoye.
On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia -and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history.
Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard. Both are obsessed with the Dahlia -driven by dark needs to know everything about her past, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of postwar Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl's twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches -into a region of total madness.