The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles by Don WolfeThe Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles by Don Wolfe

The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles

byDon Wolfe

Paperback | September 5, 2006

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In 1946, Elizabeth Short traveled to Hollywood to become famous and see her name up in lights. Instead, the dark-haired beauty became immortalized in the headlines as the "Black Dahlia" when her nude and bisected body was discovered in the weeds of a vacant lot. Despite the efforts of more than four hundred police officers and homicide investigators, the heinous crime was never solved. Now, after endless speculation and false claims, bestselling author Donald H. Wolfe discovers startling new evidence—buried in the files of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for more than half a century.

With the aid of archival photos, news clippings, and investigative reports, Wolfe documents the riveting untold story that names the brutal murderer—the notorious Mafia leader, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel—and the motive—an unwanted pregnancy resulting from Short's involvement with the most powerful figure in Los Angeles, Norman Chandler. But Wolfe goes even further to unravel the large-scale cover-up behind the case. Wolfe's extensive research, based on the evidence he discovered in the recently opened LADA files, makes The Black Dahlia Files the authoritative work on the murder that has drawn endless scrutiny but remained unsolved—until now.

Donald H. Wolfe is the author of The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, which became an international bestseller and Literary Guild Selection. In Hollywood, California, where he was born and raised, Wolfe became a film editor at Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros., where he worked on All the President’s Men and became a screenwriter for Stev...
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Title:The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los AngelesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.11 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060582502

ISBN - 13:9780060582500

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Date published: 2009-11-29