[Donald H. Wolfe] ã The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles [lds PDF] Read Online Å In , Elizabeth Short Traveled To Hollywood To Become Famous And See Her Name Up In Lights Instead, The Dark Haired Beauty Became Immortalized In The Headlines As The Black Dahlia When Her Nude And Bisected Body Was Discovered In The Weeds Of A Vacant Lot Despite The Efforts Of Than Four Hundred Police Officers And Homicide Investigators, The Heinous Crime Was Never Solved Now, After Endless Speculation And False Claims, Bestselling Author Donald H Wolfe Discovers Startling New Evidence Buried In The Files Of The Los Angeles District Attorney S Office For Than Half A CenturyWith The Aid Of Archival Photos, News Clippings, And Investigative Reports, Wolfe Documents The Riveting Untold Story That Names The Brutal Murderer The Notorious Mafia Leader, Benjamin Bugsy Siegel And The Motive An Unwanted Pregnancy Resulting From Short S Involvement With The Most Powerful Figure In Los Angeles, Norman Chandler But Wolfe Goes Even Further To Unravel The Large Scale Cover Up Behind The Case Wolfe S Extensive Research, Based On The Evidence He Discovered In The Recently Opened LADA Files, Makes The Black Dahlia Files The Authoritative Work On The Murder That Has Drawn Endless Scrutiny But Remained Unsolved Until Now
I actually believe that the solution Wolfe provides is how things really happened It all makes sense, pieces fit in the gaps Even if it s not true, files that became public only recently give away pretty big clues, things that dirty cops and corrupt big shots had so adamantly wanted to hide Mafia involvement was the biggest factor I was pretty shocked to find out that Cary Grant and Gary Cooper among others were Bugsy Siegel s friends, at least until Hollywood realized he was a raving gangster.
Marilyn Monroe also talked to Elizabeth Short at one point, when she was asking about how to get into the right Hollywood crowd, and later Monroe was very disturbed by her murder There was so much anecdotes and information about the case, varying from plausible an interview with the possible murderer to downright ridiculous lesbian killer hoax The cover up probably lasted well until the 1980s when someone talked a bit too much hint a very movie like scenario involving an apartment fire Whatever the truth is, it s likely that the murderer s will never be punished for what they did.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Do your research before reading this book or believing anything contained therein While this book is very well written and nicely structured, it s full of holes and is just plain not true Donald Wolfe builds a bit on John Gil s crackpot theory and throws some of his own odd tidbits in there for good measure I would direct people to Larry Harnisch s blog where he disects this book chapter by chapter first He finds many of the holes I mentioned and lays out why Wolfe s theory is just impossible I personally though, don t believe Larry s theory Dr Leslie Audrain, a doctor in his 60 s at the time who also had a bad heart, just doesn t seem plausible Then I would encourage you to do your own research and read the other books available about the Dahlia before believing wholeheartedly in Donald s theory Overall, this was just too far fetched for me to believe and I stumbled upon Larry Harnisch s blog while reading this book so I just found myself questioning and researching everything in this book It was not an enjoyable read because of that and I wouldn t recommend it unless you are someone like myself who is intensely interested in all aspects, angles, and theories about the Black Dahlia murder.
Hmmmm I kind of feel like this is two books in one, the first half dealing with the facts of the murder itself and the second which is the author s own theory and solution to the killing Both are really well written and vivid in their accounts, bringing the people and places, sights and sounds to life so you feel the public terror and outcry at such a brutal killing But then the theory side of things, while well supported by various pieces of evidences and less well by hearsay and gossip including from the author s own background , is just too far fetched and barely believable While I like the idea that the Dahlia killing was some kind of mob hit covered up by the LA police and politians, I really struggle to actually believe this This is the first book on the Black Dahlia that I ve read and now I feel like I need to read muchto be able to say whether Wolfe s theory holds any kind of water, but I really doubt it Because of this I found I enjoyed the second half much less, spending much of the time incredulous and cynical at the conclusions and accusations being made An interesting read but a dubious conclusion.
Muchviolence than I usually want to read about However, my family lived in Los Angeles at the time I was a 9 year old,and recall overhearing adults talking, without wanting children to hear, about this brutal murder This book was compelling in describing the life of Elizabeth Short, AKA The Black Dahlia, as it led up to her death More interesting to me was the picture it painted of the movie industry and the competing mob interests that operated within the control of a corrupt police force and city government.