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Author:
John Gilmore
ISBN13:
978-0938331032
ISBN:
0938331035
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Zanja Pr Dangerous Concepts; First Printing edition (August 1, 1994)
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Offers a documented and reasoned solution to one of the strangest of all unsolved murders in the annals of modern crime, the murder of aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today.

Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder is a 1994 American historical true crime book by John Gilmore. The book details the life and death of Elizabeth Short, also known as "The Black Dahlia," an infamous murder victim whose mutilated body was found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles in 1947, and whose murder has remained unsolved for decades.

The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell and this impenetrable mystery was the haunting crown jewel of LAPD's unsolved murders.

The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell and this. The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell and this impenetrable mystery was the haunting crown jewel of LAPD's unsolved murders. Even before her savage death, beautiful 22-year old Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet and nightclub habitué, was known as the Black Dahlia.

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John "Jonathan" Gilmore was an American author and gonzo journalist .

John "Jonathan" Gilmore was an American author and gonzo journalist known for iconoclastic Hollywood memoirs, true crime literature and hard-boiled fiction. The publication of his true crime book "Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia," ushered in a cult following for the author. Black Dahlia is a 2006 United States production horror film inspired by the mysterious unsolved murder of the"Black Dahlia", Hollywood actress Elizabeth Short.

The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell and this impenetrable mystery was the . But it appears that this book, SEVERED, is his major work in the true crime field. This book is written with the same sureness that a Zen marksman uses in hitting a target.

The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell and this impenetrable mystery was the haunting crown jewel of LAPD’s unsolved murders. The reader will most assuredly have nightmares about Elizabeth Short, the young woman this tale concerns itself with as she wages a losing battle with survival.

Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder. San Francisco: Zanja Press, 1994. New York: Lyle Stuart Books, Carol Publishing Group, 1986. Granlund, Nils T. Blondes, Brunettes, and Bullets. New York: David McKay, 1957. They Had a Way with Women. London: Arrow Books, 1967.

The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell. The best book on the Black Dahlia - in fact, the only reliable book. an impenetrable mystery-the haunting crown jewel of LAPD's "unsolved" murders. Even before her savage death, beautiful 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet and nightclub habitué, was known as the Black Dahlia-now a magnetic icon in American pop culture, an almost mythical symbol of noir Hollywood.

John Gilmore's comprehensive re-telling of the infamous real-life slaying of Elizabeth.

The Black Dahlia murder hit post-War Los Angeles like a bombshell and this impenetrable mystery was the haunting crown jewel of LAPD’s unsolved murders. Even before her savage death, beautiful 22-year old Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet and nightclub habitu‚, was known as the Black Dahlia. Since her horrible demise, she has become a magnetic icon in American pop culture, a mythical symbol of noir Hollywood. In this new, expanded edition, John Gilmore plumbs to the dark core of this terrifying story that he argues can never be truly solved and delivers to us the real Elizabeth Short, the girl who became the enigmatic Black Dahlia. He ushers the reader into her world and her life in intimate, searing, explosive, first-hand revelations.

The most satisfying and disturbing conclusion to the Black Dahlia case. After reading Severed, I feel like I truly know Elizabeth Short and her killer. -- David Lynch

The most uncanny evocation of LA during and after the war... His portrait of Elizabeth Short as a strange, unknowable somnambulist sleepwalking through that unique junction of time and space is permanently haunting. -- Gary Indiana

  • I was one month old when this crime occurred. However, I heard the story from my parents and from that moment, I read everything I could on this poor woman. This was the crime of the century and now we are in the 21st century and it still has not been solved. In my opinion, while there are many books out there about this, I doubt that this murder will ever be solved. Too much time has gone by, detectives working on the case and all the evidence that was collected is gone. I am not a "murder mystery" reader, but this case has always caught my attention. There are other books out there, but this one is the only one that I think is most accurate.

  • I finished Severed in about a day and found it very engaging. The writing style was smooth without being too literate and ponderous. The factual information regarding Beth Short's perambulations and cross country travels were well researched, especially considering it all happened in the 40's. As a matter of fact I found it interesting that so much of her whereabouts were known since she seemed to get around so much. The facts regarding the nature of the crime and subsequent investigation were also well documented. I thought the crime and autopsy photos enhanced rather than detracted from the story. A picture says a thousand words and that certainly applies in this case. (Note-the pics are extremely graphic and not for the squeamish) I agree with other reviewers that more of a timeline could've been developed with specific dates laid down, assuming these were known. Like most true crime writers documenting a case in which the killer is unknown, Gilmore feels it necessary to provide his own idea of the killer. In this book he provides us with a shady character named Wilson, aka Smith who Gilmore meets along with some other unsavory individuals in an apartment. Why or how Gilmore is there in the first place is not clear but apparently Wilson starts discussing the Dahlia case and Gilmore, acting as an informant over an undisclosed period of time, records Wilson on tape providing details of Short's murder as told to him, Wilson, by some other figure named Morrison who is then the assumed murderer. A bit confusing but the written transcript of the taped recordings is in the book. Is Wilson the Black Dahlia killer? Who knows, but I found one bit of interesting piece of info not in the book. In the book Gilmore describes how Wilson showed him a photo of Short and Wilson together, thereby at least establishing a link between the two people. However, at the Black Dahlia website Gilmore mentions that a photo Wilson showed him is of a naked girl whose face had been cut out of the picture and Gilmore assumes is Short. How can he be so sure it's her, and is this the photo that is supposed to link Short and Wilson together. Most likely the murderer of Beth Short will never be known just like who the real identity of Jack the Ripper is. Still, as an historical account of Beth Short's life/death and the followup investigation, this book tells the unvarnished true story.

  • This book I am glad the I read to get the full understand of the mystery of the Black Dahlia. Saw the movie, wanted to understand more about her. This book portrays who she is and tells about her life from the time she grow up, up to the point to here she dies. I don not recommend from any kids of any age to read this book. The pictures at the end are hard to deal with. You think back in those times that some one could not be that crazy to do what was done to her. I was glad I read this from someone that had knowledge of the case. I love the book about how her life was but didn't love the part about her death and how bad it was. Murder this bad you will and do not want to understand how sick a person is to do this to her. I do recommed for adults to read if they want to understand her and know what happen but can also deal with the bad part of the book also because it is detailed.

  • This was a well written and interesting book. I found the hypothesis that Elizabeth Short may have been intersex quite fascinating- it's based on the facts that she had no womb when found ( Gilmore asserts that she may never have had one) and that the vagina ended blindly ( although other books speculate that chunks of her flesh that were stuffed up there may have contributed to that perception). There are interesting interviews with people who claimed to have had brief quasi-sexual liaisons with her, and good photos. The ending is inconclusive although it does pose an identity for a suspect but it's unconvincing. Good book nonetheless.