Black Dahlia by Rick Geary
(Treasury of XXth Century Murder)

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The Black Dahlia is one of many graphic novels in this series, and Geary does justice to telling the story. If the rest of the collection is this well done and this interesting, the series would be a good addition to the library shelf—one guaranteed to raise questions and probably be pirated.
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On January 15, 1947, a woman was walking with her daughter in a Los Angeles neighborhood. She passed what looked to be a discarded manikin. It turned out to be the body of Elizabeth Short: posed, drained of blood, meticulously scrubbed, and cut in two. From this point, Geary reconstitutes and reveals for us the life of this 22-year-old woman who had become known as “Black Dahlia” because of her striking appearance. How could her life have ended in such a ghastly fashion? Was it a jealous boyfriend, a rejected suitor, or one of LA’s notorious mafia connections whom she had apparently been dabbling with? The case gets more complex when, days later, a local newspaper receives a cut-out letter from an anonymous “Black Dahlia Avenger” admitting to the crime. 
 

About Rick Geary

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Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who has been published by Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Heavy Metal magazine, Rolling Stone, National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review, to name a few. He is the author of the long running A Treasury of Victorian Murder series and the Treasury of XXth Century Murder series. He lives in Carrizozo, New Mexico, with his wife, Deborah.
 
Published November 1, 2016 by NBM Publishing. 80 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Judith Reveal on Oct 31 2016

The Black Dahlia is one of many graphic novels in this series, and Geary does justice to telling the story. If the rest of the collection is this well done and this interesting, the series would be a good addition to the library shelf—one guaranteed to raise questions and probably be pirated.

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