To crime writer James Ellroy, the brief life and horrific death of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short is a classic American tragedy. His classic novel dealing with the murder, The Black Dahlia (Mysterious Press), is out this month in a new edition, coinciding with the release of the film by the same name. Ellroy talks with Patt about his novel, which is based on this most famous unsolved murder in Los Angeles history.
Mr. Ellroy's upcoming talks and signings:
Wednesday, 9/13, 7:30 pm, Barnes & Noble, The Grove.
Saturday, 9/16, 4:00 pm, Borders, Century City.
Tuesday, 9/19, 7:00 pm, Vroman's, Pasadena.