Corruption, debauchery, scandal and murder. This one starts out as a character study of two former boxers turned cops and then gets deep in several intertwined plots that shine a light on the seedy underbelly of Hollywood in the 1940’s. Thick with atmosphere, this one drips with noir and never loses it’s true crime feel, even though this is a highly fictionalized account of the famous Black Dahlia murder and events surrounding the case. At once dark and chilling, this one from James Ellroy is a beautifully written piece with all of the elements of a true classic. That’s because it is. Excellent. Solid 4+ Stars! Highly Recommended.