BLACK DAHLIA, RED ROSE
Piu Eatwell, born in India of mixed British-Indian descent, is a highly accomplished author and former lawyer/TV producer. A graduate of Oxford University with a stellar academic record, Piu has won awards for her writings, including the Skeat-Whitfield Essay Prize during her time at Oxford. Her notable works include "The Dead Duke, his Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse," a historical mystery shortlisted for the Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards. Another acclaimed book, "Black Dahlia, Red Rose,...
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Scheduled for release in 2017, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ murder, this book presents a fresh and bold perspective on one of America's most notorious crimes. On January 15th, 1947, the lifeless body of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, a hopeful Hollywood starlet, was discovered in Los Angeles. Despite extensive police efforts and numerous suspects, the case remains unsolved.
Dubbed the ‘Black Dahlia’ by the press, the murder has become a legendary, enigmatic noir mystery in Hollywood's history. While fictional treatments exist, this book by Piu Eatwell is the first thoroughly researched factual account of the case. Titled "Black Dahlia, Red Rose," it unveils a compelling new solution, offering a virtually conclusive narrative on the identity of the killer, the motive behind targeting Short, and the reasons for the case's enduring mystery. Against the backdrop of Hollywood's darkest noir era, the book paints a vivid and atmospheric picture of this brutal chapter in history.
"Compulsively readable, impeccably researched and heart-rending at times, BLACK DAHLIA RED ROSE deserves a place at the top of any true crime aficionado’s bookshelf. With forensic precision and an admirable eye for detail, Piu Eatwell not only uncovers plausible new insights into the notorious and brutal murder of Elizabeth Short, she unpicks the mores of the time, delves into the motivations of the main players and blasts through the smoky noir clichés surrounding 1940s Los Angeles. " Sarah Lotz "Piu Eatwell is hot on the trail of one of the 20th Century’s most famous cold cases — the Black Dahlia murder – and she takes us along for the ride … back to Los Angeles in the winter of 1947, back to the wealth of evidence assembled by the cops, by the tabloids and news dailies, by a 1...