New Line has bought the rights to the thriller novel, Black Dahlia Avenger.

The book is written by ex-L.A. homicide detective Steve Hodel, and details Hodel's investigation into Hollywood's most infamous unsolved crime that led him to finger his own father as the killer. Variety adds it's also the subject of the upcoming film, The Black Dahlia from Universal, which is based on the book by James Ellroy.

Ralph Pezzullo is set to write the script. No production schedule has been set for Black Dahlia Avenger.