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Book Review: The Black Dahlia


★★★☆☆
THE BLACK DAHLIA: THE CRIME GRAPHIC NOVEL by Matz (Adapted by), James Ellroy (Creator), David Fincher (Adapted by), Miles Hyman (Illustrations)

Genre: Fiction, Comic, Graphic Novel, Mystery, History
Original Publication Date: 2016


Review

Read: 26 Sep 2016

Summary: When a beautiful young woman is found brutally murdered, Bucky Bleichart and Lee Blanchard are set to investigate her death. What they find is an unsavory side of Hollywood, which doesn’t prove to be as stark a contrast to their “happy” lives as they originally thought. Their obsession with the case leads both men down dark roads from which they can never properly return.

Review: I won’t lie, I had a lot of trouble telling a lot of the characters apart in this story, especially the two main detectives. They looked so similar and I couldn’t remember which one was which most of the time. It definitely has the 1940s noir detectives down pat: grizzled, plucky, and charming with the ladies. I liked that it looked back at the 1940s with some level of honesty that it wasn’t all glamor and fun, there was an undercurrent of racy scandal behind the glitz.

Recommendation: If you like 40s noir and racy detectives, definitely check this book out.


More Info

Publisher: Archaia
Edition ISBN: 9781608868681

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