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The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles
Donald H. Wolfe
0060582499
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This unsettling exposé presents a comprehensive look at the case the captivated Los Angeles in the 1940s. Wolfe, who investigated the controversial death of another Hollywood beauty in 1998's The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, turns his attention to aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short, whose severed body was found in a vacant lot on January 15, 1947. A student at Beverly Hills High at the time, the author felt the city's temperament in those days, which adds texture to his account of a murder police never intended to solve. Using files from the District Attorney's Office that were recently made public, Wolfe connects Bugsy Siegel and Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler to Short's death, detailing an extensive police cover-up and exhaustive efforts to mislead the press. Although his theory is largely...


Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder
John Gilmore
1878923102
December 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Gilmore, whose father was an LAPD cop at the time of Elizabeth Short's murder, delves deeply into one of Hollywood's most celebrated murder cases. His true-crime procedural unfurls like a hard-boiled film noir and plays the victim's femme fatale persona to the hilt. Nicknamed "the Black Dahlia" by fellow barflies taken with her jet-black hair, black dresses and exotic looks, small-town Massachusetts beauty queen Short went to Hollywood seeking stardom. In 1947, she was brutally murdered at age 22, her naked, mutilated body found hacked in two in a vacant lot. Gilmore presents evidence that strengthens the LAPD's case against chief suspect Jack Wilson, a reclusive, alcoholic burglar and possible serial killer. In an afterword, Gilmore describes his early 1980s interview with Wilson, who divulged details of the...


Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer: The Identity of America's Most Notorious Serial Murderer--Revealed at Last
Janice Knowlton
0671880845
June 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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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...


Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder
Steve Hodel
0060589957
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
For 56 years, the Black Dahlia murder case remained one of the most notorious and high-profile unsolved crimes of the 20th century. Now, Steve Hodel, a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, believes he has finally solved the case. On January 15, 1947, 22-year-old Elizabeth Short—"The Black Dahlia"—was found dead in a vacant lot in Los Angeles, her body horribly mutilated, bisected at the waist, and posed in a bizarre manner. The horrific crime shocked the country and commanded headlines for months as the killer taunted the police with notes and phone calls. Despite the massive manhunt, the murderer was never found. Hodel began working on the case after he retired from the LAPD when he chanced upon an intriguing piece of evidence that led him on trail that he had no choice but to follow since it...


The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias (Gardener's Guide)
Gareth Rowlands
0881924342
October 1999
Hardcover
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Marty Figley, Garden Spot - Observer & Eccentric, March 30, 2000
The book is very well organized with all pertinent information necessary to grow these flowers.

From Booklist
Rowlands, who has been growing and showing dahlias for more than 30 years, begins with a brief history of this beautiful plant, which now boasts more than 20,000 varieties. One chapter describes physical characteristics, and another explains the breakdown of groups within the genus. Rowlands gives detailed instructions on cultivation, which include data on pest and disease control, watering, and storing the tubers. There are chapters on propagation, raising new varieties, and exhibitions at horticultural shows. Rowlands lists more than 400 cultivars, giving their origin when known, along with a brief description of each...


Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
051513855X
October 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stella—brash and impulsive, he thrives on chaos—but their...


Black Dahlia
James Ellroy
0446674362
April 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Based on a notorious, unsolved Los Angeles murder case, the central drama of this hard-boiled mysteryset in the late 1940sbegins when the body of Elizabeth Short, an engagingly beautiful and promiscuous woman in her 20s, is discovered in a vacant lot, cut in half, disemboweled and bearing evidence that she had been tortured for several days before dying. Dubbed "The Black Dahlia" by the press, the victim becomes an obsession for two L.A.P.D. cops, narrator Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, both ex-boxers who also are best friends and in love with the same woman. Despite a huge effort by the department, leads seem to go nowhere, and Bucky is mortified when he inadvertently helps to suppress evidencethe apparently innocuous fact that a woman he spends many nights with, casually bisexual Madeleine...


Neuropsychology Of Art: Neurological, Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspectives
Dahlia Zaidel
1841693634
December 22, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The significance of art in human existence has long been a source of puzzlement, fascination, and mystery. In Neuropsychology of Art, Dahlia W. Zaidel explores the brain regions and neuronal systems that support artistic creativity, talent, and appreciation.

Both the visual and musical arts are discussed against a neurological background. Evidence from the latest relevant brain research is presented and critically examined in an attempt to clarify the brain-art relationship, language processing and visuo-spatial perception. The consequences of perceptual problems in famous artists, along with data from autistic savants and established artists with brain damage as a result of unilateral stroke, dementia, or other neurological conditions, are brought into consideration and the effects of damage to specific regions...


Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
1593556071
Oct 2004
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stella—brash and impulsive, he thrives on chaos—but their...


Encyclopedia of Dahlias
Bill McClaren
0881926582
September 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Mary Ann Newcomer Garden Themes : After reading this book, I may have to dig a new bed just for the varieties I know I have to have! Another terrific encyclopedic reference for your gardening library.
Big Sky Journal : Loaded with beautiful images and useful information ... a perfect resource for growers.
Heidi Gaiser Daily Inter Lake : The first comprehensive dahlia book...Anyone with even a mild interest in the flower will be inspired.
Valerie Sudol Newark Star-Ledger : Draws on McClaren's 50 years of experience in growing dahlias.
Northern Gardener : A comprehensive guide to American-grown dahlias.
Bill McClaren Northwest Gardens : A beautful book for anyone who finds dahlias endearing.
Suzanne Hively Cleveland Plain Dealer : A comprehensive study that...


Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
1593556128
May 2005
Audio Cassette - Abridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stella—brash and impulsive, he thrives on chaos—but their...


Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
1594130612
January 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stella—brash and impulsive, he thrives on chaos—but their...


Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
1596008229
October 2004
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stella—brash and impulsive, he thrives on chaos—but their...


Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
159600424X
May 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Flower metaphors run amok in this first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy, which focuses on a quaint nursery called In the Garden and the haunted estate neighboring it. The book starts out at a plodding pace, with the sudden death of Stella Rothchild's beloved husband and her subsequent move, with her two young boys, from Michigan to the outskirts of Memphis. Fortunately, the pace picks up after Stella plants her roots at Harper estate and secures a job managing In the Garden, which is owned by Roz Harper, the same blunt, self-assured woman who presides over the estate. Though strictly regimented Stella forms a fast friendship with Roz, she clashes with Logan Kitridge, the nursery's sexy landscape designer. Logan is the antithesis of Stella—brash and impulsive, he thrives on chaos—but their...


I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Larry Berger, Dahlia Lithwick
0316092738


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From Publishers Weekly
Children from age seven through 17 find reasons to sing at the camp that actor Newman founded and named after the hideout in his hit film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Although terminally ill, the campers are determined to live and do. The seven boys and girls in this book, with guidance from counselors Berger and Lithwick, offer poems and prose of stunning originality--funny or wistful reflections on family, the larger world, even politics and the careers they plan for their adult years. Benson's photographs of the children at the camp and on visits to their homes will enhance readers' affection and respect for the kids, their supportive parents and siblings, and all involved with the Hole in the Wall Gang. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Blue Dahlia
Nora Roberts
0641703929

Audio
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Dahlias: A Colour Guide
Ted Collins
1861265824
June 2003
Hardcover
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