The Black Dahlia Study Guide

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Bucky follows Madeleine’s car one night. Madeleine is dressed up like Betty, hanging out at a bar. He follows her and a sailor to a hotel, where he watches them go to their old room. He does this for four nights. He starts taking the same pills Lee took.

Bucky asks to be transferred to a beat. While working one night, he calls Madeleine and is invited over. She opens the door dressed as Betty, and he reaches for her.

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