About the Book

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly object" is identified as the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts who had been lured west by the siren call of Hollywood. Her killer would never be found, but Short's death would bring her the fame she had always sought. Her murder investigation transformed into a real-life film noir, featuring corrupt cops, femmes fatales, gun-slinging gangsters, and hungry reporters, replete with an irresistible, legendary moniker adapted from a recent film -- The Black Dahlia.

About the Author

Piu Marie Eatwell

Piu Eatwell was born in India, of mixed Anglo-Indian descent. She studied English at Oxford University, graduating 'summa cum laude' with a starred First Class degree, coming fourth in her year. She subsequently worked as a lawyer and television producer for the BBC and other TV companies. Piu now lives in Paris and writes about French-themed subjects, as well as historical true crime. Books include:'They eat horses, don't they? The truth about the French' (Head of Zeus, August 2013 UK/St Martin's Press December 2014 USA) . Won the Next Generation Indie Award for non-fiction (multi-cultural category) , and was the Daily Mail and the Times book of the week. 'The Dead Duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse. ' (Head of Zeus, October 2014 UK/WW Norton October 2015 USA) . Nominated for the Readers' Choice Best History Book of the Year, 2015. 'F is for France. ' (St Martin's Press, June 2016) . Treasury of fun facts about France. Piu is presently working on a new historical true crime book. When not delving in history archives, Piu divides her time between London and Paris. She is married with three children. You can follow her on Twitter (@PiuEatwell) or Facebook (Piu Eatwell)

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