Starting Saturday, I’ll begin reposting all 88 entries that I wrote in 2006 when I blogged in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s awful “The Black Dahlia Files,” a book that refutes Piu Eatwell’s claim in “Black Dahlia, Red Rose” that she was the first to look at the Los Angeles County district attorney’s files. (For the record, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez; “Black Dahlia Avenger” author Steve Hodel; Jacque Daniel, author of “Curse of the Black Dahlia”; and I had all looked at the files before Eatwell.)
This series of posts was a ridiculous amount of work and consumed several months. Which is why I’m not going to bother with a page-by-page debunking of Eatwell’s “Black Dahlia, Red Rose.” (Executive summary: Eatwell’s supposed “killer,” Leslie Dillon, was in San Francisco on the day Elizabeth Short was murdered – oops).
All the posts, which ran from Feb. 3, 2006, to May 1, 2006, in 88 entries, are already online if you want to skip ahead.