Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder: The True Story

Skyhorse, 3. feb. 2015 - 550 sider
For Viewers of the TNT Series I Am the Night and Fans of the Root of Evil Podcast, the Bestselling Book That Revealed the Shocking Identity of the Black Dahlia Killer
and the Police Corruption That Concealed It for So Long

A New York Times Bestseller
n International Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
An Edgar Award Finalist

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.

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Elizabeth Shorts Missing Week
Man Ray oughtprints
e Franklin House Revisited
e Watch the ProofSheet Papers the FBI Files and the Voice
Handwriting Analysis
More 1940s L A Murdered Women Cases
e BoomhowerSpangler KidnapMurders
Sergeant Stoker LAPDs Gangster Squad and the Abortion Ring

e Dahlia Witnesses
e Joint Investigation
e Avenger Mailings
e Red Lipstick Murder
Tamar Joe Barrett and Duncan Hodel
Suspect Number 2
LAPD Secrets and the Marquis de Sade
Underworld Rootse Hinkies
e Double Coverup
e Dahlia Myths
e Probables
Reconstructed Timeline
e Final oughtprint
Hard Evidence and Forensics
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Om forfatteren (2015)

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.

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