Black Dahlia Avenger A Genius for Murder: The True Story By Steve Hodel
A New York Times Best Seller!

In 1947, the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short led to the largest manhunt in LA history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public for weeks, but his identity stayed a mystery, and the murder remained the most tantalizing unsolved case of the last century, until this book revealed the bizarre solution.

Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective who was a private investigator, took up the case, reviewing the original evidence and records as well as those of a separate grand jury investigation into a series of murders of single women in LA at the time. The prime suspect had in fact been identified, but never indicted. Why? And who was he? In an account that partakes both of LA Confidential and Zodiac, for the corruption it exposes and the insight it offers into a serial killer’s mind, Hodel demonstrates that there was a massive police cover-up. Even more shocking, he proves that the murderer, a true-life Jekyll and Hyde who was a highly respected member of society by day and a psychopathic killer by night, was his own father. This edition of the book includes new findings and photographs added after the original publication, together with a new postscript by the author.
TitleBlack Dahlia Avenger
SubtitleA Genius for Murder: The True Story
AuthorBy Steve Hodel
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published17 February 2015
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Steve Hodel was born and brought up in Los Angeles. Now a private investigator, he spent almost twenty-four years with the LAPD, most of them as a homicide detective supervisor, and had one of the highest solve rates on the force. He is also the author of Most Evil and Black Dahlia Avenger II. He lives in Sherman Oaks, California.

“Completely convincing . . . As far as I am concerned, this case is closed.” —Michael Connelly, bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series

“The most haunting murder mystery in Los Angeles county during the twentieth century has finally been solved." —Stephen R. Kay, L.A. County Head Deputy District Attorney

“A must-read book . . . A blockbuster.” —Liz Smith, New York Post
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