New York: Mysterious Press, 1987. First American Edition. Ellroy's breakout book based on the Black Dahlia killing in January 1947. Basis for the 2006 film directed by Brian De Palma, starring Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, and Scarlet Johansen. Item #1753
First Printing. Octavo; quarter black cloth over purple paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in purple foil on spine; dustjacket; 325pp. Signed with Ellroy's large initials on title page. Fine in a Fine dustjacket, unclipped, and noticeably absent the discoloration to the purple foil on spine.