The Black Dahlia Study Guide

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Bucky goes to the house to talk with Lee. Kay says Lee left yesterday and her ex is out of jail. Kay tells Bucky not to come back tonight unless he plans on sleeping with her. He tells her that is not possible. She tells him he is scared.

The Chief of Detectives asks Bucky to explain Lee’s actions. Lee is suspended. Bucky discovers Bobby, Kay’s ex, has not checked in with his parole officer. He bought a ticket to Tijuana.

Lee is also in Tijuana, supposedly investigating the man who made the dirty movie. Earlier, Lorna told the truth- the man who made the movie lives in LA. Bucky decides to go to Tijuana to straighten things out.

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