SEVERED: THE TRUE STORY OF BLACK DAHLIA

WWith his hard-boiled, yet hauntingly evocative prose, Gilmore tells several previously unrevealed stories at once, each filled with its own bizarre elements which transcends the true crime genre. One is the tale of victim Elizabeth Short, small-town beauty queen with big hopes who seemed to float through her tragically futile life, already an alluring yet doom-laden enigma. Another is the tangled inside story of the police investigation and remorseless Hearst-stoked press hoopla which paralleled it. Finally, Gilmore reveals the twisted psychology and down-and-out life story of the suspected murderer— as well as the startling circumstances and gruesome details of the killer's indirect confessions. SEVERED contains a thirty-two page photo section with many never-before-published photos from the life of Elizabeth Short and from the case, including graphic crime scene and postmortem police photos.

January 29, 2012, was the 65th anniversary of the murder of Elizabeth Short. "Severed," by Gilmore, the first true crime study of the Black Dahlia, remains the most authoritive; according to Colin Wilson, "the best book on the Black Dahlia--in fact, the only reliable book."

Gilmore met Elizabeth Short in October, 1946, on her visit to Gilmore's grandmother, Margaret Knox, in the Silver Lake area. It was a week before Halloween. Gilmore was eleven years old, and Elizabeth Short was twenty-two. Less than three months later, Elizabeth was found brutally murdered. Gilmore met Elizabeth Short in October, 1946, on her visit to Gilmore's grandmother, Margaret Knox, in the Silver Lake area. It was a week before Halloween. Gilmore was eleven years old, and Elizabeth Short was twenty-two. Less than three months later, Elizabeth was found brutally murdered.

The case can never been solved.

WARNING

The following may not be suitable for younger or sensitive viewers. The images below are graphic in nature and depict scenes of graphic violence  and mutilation which some viewers may find quite disturbing.

LOS ANGELES CRIME SCENES and LOS ANGELES COUNTY MORGUE PHOTOS

JANUARY 15, 1947

Crime scene black dahlia Los Angeles 1940's www.johngilmore.com

 

Morgue photo Black Dahlia Los Angeles www.johngilmore.com

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Morgue photos Black Dahlia www.johngilmore.com
Dead body Black Dahlia www.johngilmore.com Los Angeles Morgue photos Black Dahlia www.johngilmore.com

 

"...only with author John Gilmore's SEVERED do we get previously undisclosed information from police files, never-before-published photos and a look at the probable murderer--and why he escaped prosecution." -- Larry Flynt

Los Angeles morgue photos Black Dahlia www.johngilmore.com
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