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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of Americas Greatest Unsolved Murder

Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of Americas Greatest Unsolved Murder

Written by Piu Eatwell

Narrated by Robertson Dean


Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of Americas Greatest Unsolved Murder

Written by Piu Eatwell

Narrated by Robertson Dean

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4.5/5 (20 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
Oct 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781681688282
Format:
Audiobook

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The gruesome murder of hopeful starlet Elizabeth Short, in the noir-tinged Los Angeles of 1947, has a permanent place in American lore as one of the most inscrutable of true-crime mysteries. Now, Piu Eatwell—relentless legal sleuth and atmospheric stylist—cracks the case after seventy years. With recently unredacted FBI files, newly released sections of the LAPD files, and explosive new interviews, Eatwell has unprecedented access to primary evidence and a persuasive culprit. She layers her findings into a gritty, cinematic retelling of the case from the corrupt LAPD and the take-no-prisoners press to the seedy underworld of would-be actresses and the men who preyed on them. In mesmerizing prose, Black Dahlia, Red Rose is a panorama of 1940s Hollywood, a definitive account of one of the biggest unsolved murders of American legal history.

Released:
Oct 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781681688282
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (3/5)
    The brutal murder of Elizabeth Short (Black Dahlia) has fascinated crime aficionados since it occurred in the late 1940s. There have been many theories, books and movies made on the topic. "Black Dahlia, Red Rose" by Piu Eatwell offers a thoroughly researched account of the available evidence in the case. Her conclusions (I won't give them away) are, on the balance of probability, likely to be correct. The piece offers a comprehensive examination of the functioning (or lack there of) of the police investigation, interference (and withholding of information) by the press, and difficulty gathering evidence from the less than cooperative members of the dregs of LA society. The book is over referenced, and is full of unnecessary facts and back stories - but this may just be an irritation for me. I'm a "just the facts ma'am" sort of a gal, when it comes to true crime.
  • (5/5)
    An excellently researched book - rounding off Ellroy's account, however I was missing the discussion of the "murder" weapon, i.e. to perform this kind of mutilation you do need more than having volunteered in a morgue - where did he get the "tool" and how did he get rid of
    it ?
  • (4/5)

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    In 1947, the body of Elizabeth Short was found neatly bisected at the torso. The gruesomeness of the murder caused media sensation, as the police scrambled to solve the crime. This book offers a theory of the crime, one that focuses on Leslie Dillon, a suspect interviewed in detail and ultimately released. Well written and researched, it was well organized and offered just the right amount of details. Overall, an interesting read.

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    Meticulously researched with newly opened FBI files, interviews and incredible detective work.....this book about Elizabeth Short was unique among all others. I've read others, watched the documentaries and movies, so of course my interest was piqued. She was a beautiful woman from the east hoping to make it big in Hollywood, like thousands of others. Her desires, her needs, were no different than anyone elses, particularly at the time. Fame....love.....the need to make something of herself.....all made her human. Not just some dissected corpse named Dahlia. Eatwells findings shifted my views and thoughts, read it and see what YOU think!

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