The Black Dahlia Study Guide

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Bucky heads to Tijuana to find Lee and gets a tip he is in Ensenada. A bar owner tells him Lee was there a few months ago. A private investigator tells Bucky Lee paid two men to kill Bobby. Lee was killed with an axe, but no one knows who killed him. He digs up Lee’s body and runs when he sees the decay.

Kay tells Bucky she knew Lee before the trial. He planned the robbery with three other men and set up Bobby. Bobby threatened to tell of Lee’s involvement. The men shot by Bucky and Lee were the other men involved in the robbery.

Bucky marries Kay and promises to drop the case.

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