The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles

November 1, 2020
The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul, and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles

In 1946, Elizabeth Short traveled to Hollywood to become famousand see her name up in lights. Instead, the dark-haired beautybecame immortalized in the headlines as the "Black Dahlia" when hernude and bisected body was discovered in the weeds of a vacant lot.Despite the efforts of more than four hundred police officers andhomicide investigators, the heinous crime was never solved. Now,after endless speculation and false claims, bestselling authorDonald H. Wolfe discovers startling new evidence—buried in thefiles of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for more thanhalf a century.With the aid of archival photos, news clippings, andinvestigative reports, Wolfe documents the riveting untold storythat names the brutal murderer—the notorious Mafia leader, Benjamin"Bugsy" Siegel—and the motive—an unwanted pregnancy resulting fromShort's involvement with the most powerful figure in Los Angeles,Norman Chandler. But Wolfe goes even further to unravel thelarge-scale cover-up behind the case. Wolfe's extensive research,based on the evidence he discovered in the recently opened LADAfiles, makes The Black Dahlia Files the authoritative work on themurder that has drawn endless scrutiny but remained unsolved—untilnow.