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Daddy Was The Black Dahlia Killer

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Author: Janice Knowlton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671880845
Size: 21.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 363
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Book Description: It is one of the most enduringly fascinating crimes in American history. On January 15, 1947, passersby made a grisly discovery in a vacant lot in Los Angeles: the body of a naked young woman, cut in two, and savagely mutilated. The victim was identified as Elizabeth Short, a struggling Hollywood actress. Nicknamed the Black Dahlia by a headline-hungry press, her lurid demise sparked a desperate manhunt. But the mystery of the Black Dahlia murder remained unsolved for nearly half a century -- until now. A victim of incest and brutality from infancy, Janice Knowlton was an old hand at repressing hideous memories by age ten, when she watched her father, George Frederick Knowlton, torture, kill, and dismember Elizabeth Short in the detached garage of their California home. It was not the first of Daddy's murders Jon had witnessed, and it would not be the last -- but she had been so traumatized that it took over four decades for fragments of her memory to resurface. Aided by a family counselor specializing in child abuse, Jan experienced a nightmare flood of childhood memories -- and realized that she had witnessed her father commit up to nine savage and sadistic murders, including that of her own infant son, a child of incest. Using census records, maps, family interviews, police reports, and clippings from a dozen newspapers to document her searing memories, Janice exposes her father's thirty-year rampage of rope and murder in this astonishing survivor's testament -- and provides persuasive evidence that Los Angeles low enforcement authorities always knew the shocking truth...


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Author: John Gilmore
Publisher: Amok Books
ISBN: 187892317X
Size: 44.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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Book Description: Offers a documented and reasoned solution to one of the strangest of all unsolved murders in the annals of modern crime, the murder of aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.


The Black Dahlia

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Author: Brian DePalma
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 31.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 121
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The Black Dahlia

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Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756543584
Size: 77.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: In 1947 the murder of beautiful aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, who became known as the Black Dahlia, horrified the nation. Read all about a notorious case that has fascinated people for more than 60 years.


The Black Dahlia

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Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492648
Size: 40.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: A neo-noir crime novel from the legendary crime novelist James Ellroy. Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'. Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life...


Childhood Shadows

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Author: Mary Pacios
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781420898392
Size: 46.38 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 424
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Book Description: Electronic Distribution Date: October 1999 Printed & Bound Distribution Date: October 1999 This is a unique and compelling account of the Black Dahlia murder - one of Hollywood's most infamous unsolved crimes. Childhood Shadows: The Hidden Story of the Black Dahlia Murder combines the author's personal experience as a close friend of Elizabeth Short with in-depth research, bringing a unique perspective and opening up an intriguing new area of speculation about who the killer might be. Author Mary Pacios sets the stage by recreating the neighborhood she shared with Elizabeth 'Bette' Short during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. The war ends, but instead of peace, the horrendous murder of the young and beautiful Elizabeth Short sends shock waves through the nation. Years later, haunted by the unsolved murder of her childhood friend, Pacios sets out to discover the true circumstances surrounding her friend's brutal death. Because of her personal relationship with the victim, Pacios gains access to officials close to the investigation, who discuss with her unpublicized details of the case and their own privately held theories about who murdered the Black Dahlia. A Network of people sent Pacios information and gave her referrals. The research that Pacios expected to last only a few months, turned into a strange ten-year odyssey, leading her to a well-known celebrity whose name as a suspect is likely to startle millions. Appendices of public documents, an extensive annotated bibliography and photographs are included.


Exquisite Corpse

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Author: Mark Nelson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780821258194
Size: 75.50 MB
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Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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Book Description: Presenting the most compelling explanation yet for the bizarre nature of the Black Dahlia murder, this volume includes never-before published crime-scene photographs and links the alleged killer to a vast array of influential people.


The Black Dahlia Murder Case

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Author: J.D.Rockefeller
Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller
ISBN: 1523605219
Size: 25.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 24
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Book Description: Black Dahlia murder case is one of the most unbelievable and famous murder stories in the city rife, and a lot of fame-seekers around the town were claiming her death and wanted to play part of the case. And over years, the number of people who were claiming her brutal death grew into hundreds, and almost all detectives who handled the murder case of Black Dahlia dropped the case shortly. Elizabeth Short, who is also nicknamed "Black Dahlia", was brutally murdered in January 15, 1947, with her body cut in two and severely mutilated. Dahlia's body was found in a vacant lot that is near the intersection of 39th St. and Norton Ave. South Los Angeles, and had no trace of blood in the place of the crime scene. Her death is one of the most publicized murder cases in 1947, but the police and the investigation team have never been able to solve the brutal crime. Up until now, the case of 'Black Dahlia' was still considered by many as a mystery, and the question still remains today as to "who really killed her" and "what is the true motive of her murderer." The Black Dahlia's murderer was never found, thus, leaving her death as one of the cold case files in L.A. In this e-book, we will again re-open the case of Black Dahlia and try to decipher the mystery of her brutal death, which remained unsolved up until now. Let's us discover the secrets and records of her death and trace the untold mystery of her murder case.


The Black Dahlia Murders

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Publisher: Douglas Dollard
ISBN: 1480166243
Size: 66.54 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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Book Description: ONLY SLOWLY DID HER DISARTICULATED CORPSE emerge from a winter’s low-hanging mist. Early morning joggers thought the bloodless limbs broken pieces from the cold white marble of nearby statues. Only when the mist had completely evaporated did it become apparent these arms and legs had once been rose-colored flesh. Sixty-five years earlier and a continent away a similar crime went unsolved. Now, however improbable the killer appears to have struck again---only this time his target was the headstrong daughter of a United States Senator. In his most baffling and dangerous case yet Riley tracks a cunning and skillful predator through the murky history of Hollywood’s golden age with its studio system of contract actors, aspiring starlets, legendary screenwriters and renowned directors.


Black Dahlia Avenger

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Author: Steve Hodel
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628725966
Size: 44.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 550
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Book Description: For Viewers of the TNT Series I Am the Night and Fans of the Root of Evil Podcast, the Bestselling Book That Revealed the Shocking Identity of the Black Dahlia Killer and the Police Corruption That Concealed It for So Long A New York Times Bestseller An International Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book An Edgar Award Finalist In 1947, the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short led to the largest manhunt in LA history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public for weeks, but his identity stayed a mystery, and the murder remained the most tantalizing unsolved case of the last century, until this book revealed the bizarre solution. Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective who was a private investigator, took up the case, reviewing the original evidence and records as well as those of a separate grand jury investigation into a series of murders of single women in LA at the time. The prime suspect had in fact been identified, but never indicted. Why? And who was he? In an account that partakes both of LA Confidential and Zodiac, for the corruption it exposes and the insight it offers into a serial killer’s mind, Hodel demonstrates that there was a massive police cover-up. Even more shocking, he proves that the murderer, a true-life Jekyll and Hyde who was a highly respected member of society by day and a psychopathic killer by night, was his own father. This edition of the book includes new findings and photographs added after the original publication, together with a new postscript by the author.