The Black Dahlia Study Guide

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Bucky begins to wonder if he and Lee were set up by Sprague to kill George. He begins to watch the family again.

Bucky visits Jane Chambers and sees the painting again. He learns the painting was sold to the Chambers by Ramona, Sprague’s wife. He recognizes the writing on the receipt as the writing on the confession. Ramona killed Betty.

Ramona confesses to the murder, saying she followed George and Betty to the bungalow. She and George tortured Betty for two days before killing her.

Bucky follows Madeleine to the hotel. She tells the man she is with she killed Lee in Mexico. Bucky arrests Madeleine.

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