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Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey is the author of two books of nonfiction, Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing & the Search for Genius (Unbridled Books, 2010), and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith (Unbridled Books, 2012). He’s a contributor to Lapham’s Quarterly and the LA Review of Books, and his work has also appeared in The New Inquiry, Cabinet, and The Believer, among other places.


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The Haunted Hotels of Los Angeles

January 30, 2013 | Essays

Why does Elizabeth Short—the Black Dahlia—haunt the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles? True, it was the last place she was seen alive, but why doesn’t she haunt the sad stretch of sidewalk in South Los Angeles where her body was found? W [...]