Black Dahlia Avenger

Author: Steve Hodel
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628725966
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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.

Black Dahlia Avenger Rev Ed

Author: Steve Hodel
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780061139611
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In 1947, California's infamous Black Dahlia murder inspired the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history. Despite an unprecedented allocation of money and manpower, police investigators failed to identify the psychopath responsible for the sadistic murder and mutilation of beautiful twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Short. Decades later, former LAPD homicide detective-turned-private investigator Steve Hodel launched his own investigation into the grisly unsolved crime -- and it led him to a shockingly unexpected perpetrator: Hodel's own father. A spellbinding tour de force of true-crime writing, this newly revised edition includes never-before-published forensic evidence, photos, and previously unreleased documents, definitively closing the case that has often been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the twentieth century."

Black Dahlia Avenger II

Author: Steve Hodel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983074434
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In Black Dahlia Avenger II bestselling author and veteran LAPD homicide detective Steve Hodel presents his eight-year follow-up investigation [2006-2014] into the Los Angeles Black Dahlia and other serially connected 1940s L.A. Lone Woman Murders. After the 2003 publication of his NYT bestseller and MWA Edgar nominated true-fact crime book, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, and receiving a "CASE SOLVED" legal opinion from many of LA's top law enforcement officials-which included a then active Head Deputy District Attorney and LAPD's Chief of Detectives-Hodel didn't stop there. In this investigative sequel he presents his careful deconstruction of the Dahlia Myth-exposing and correcting the Black Dahlia Murder's Three Greatest Urban Myths: Myth No. 1 - "It was a standalone murder" Myth No. 2 - "There was a Missing or Lost Week" Myth No. 3 - "The case was never solved. 2006-2014 Investigation Includes: The obtaining of Dr. George Hodel's full DNA PROFILE which can now be made available for law enforcement testing and comparison to multiple cold case unsolved crimes. Discovery of the Hollywood residence where the BLACK DAHLIA MURDER was committed along with physical evidence connecting the killer to the house and to the vacant lot where he later transported and posed the victim's surgically bisected body. Identification of "The Baron," George Hodel's house-guest and accomplice overheard by detectives discussing "crimes and payoffs" on the 1950 DA bugging tapes. New expert medical testimony and evidence photos proving - "A Doctor did it." Complete original and unabridged 1950 DA-Hodel Black Dahlia Bugging Transcripts. [146 pages] THE HUSTON LETTERS - Personal correspondence between famed film director, John Huston and his ex-wife, Dorothy Huston Hodel [the author's mother] covering the years 1948-1957. In these private letters Dorothy shares with John the day to day personal fear and terror she was experiencing living with George Hodel, as the doctor threatened her and the children with physical harm in the months just prior to his fleeing the country. A World Class Surrealist Photographer reveals his firsthand knowledge of the crimes. Over 300 photographs and crime exhibits including the 1969 Sowden House 17-Photo Historical Survey. Five New Investigative Chapters added to this 2014 edition: Chapter 23-LAPD Historical Society-The New Evidence Chapter 24-Odor Mortis-The Smell of Death Chapter 25-The KMEX-Univision Interviews Chapter 26-Murder as a Fine Art: The Hodel/Man Ray Nexus Chapter 27-Biometrics: New Photo Forensics About the Author: STEVE HODEL is a licensed P.I. and has specialized in criminal investigations for the past 44-years. He spent twenty-four years with LAPD and was assigned to Hollywood Homicide where he worked more than three hundred murder cases and achieved one of the highest "solve rates" on the force. He resides in his hometown of Los Angeles.

The Black Dahlia

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756543584
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In 1947 the murder of beautiful aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, who became known as the Black Dahlia, horrified the nation. Read all about a notorious case that has fascinated people for more than 60 years.

Der Fall Scholl

Author: Anja Reich
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843707049
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Eine Frau wird brutal ermordet und im Wald verscharrt. Der Verdacht fällt auf ihren Ehemann — den ehemaligen Bürgermeister von Ludwigsfelde, einer Kleinstadt im Süden von Berlin. Sie waren fast fünfzig Jahre miteinander verheiratet. Und galten als perfektes Paar ... Anja Reich hat den Gerichtsprozess begleitet. Sie sprach mit Verwandten und Freunden des Opfers und des Angeklagten — und mit Heinrich Scholl selbst, der die Tat bis heute bestreitet.

Zodiac

Author: Robert Graysmith
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641028922
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„Ich töte Menschen, weil es mir so viel Spaß macht.“ Jahrelang versetzte ein als Zodiac berühmt gewordener Serienkiller Kalifornien in Angst und Schrecken und spielte mit der Polizei ein grausames Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Regisseur David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) verfilmt die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Mordserie mit u. a. Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. und Gary Oldman.

Cold Cases

Author: Hélèna Katz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376921
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This book explicitly chronicles 40 cases of unsolved murders and disappearances over a period of more than 160 years, tracing the evolution of criminal investigation and forensic techniques. * 40 chapters document all the major unsolved murders and disappearances of the 19th and 20th centuries * A complete chronology of unsolved murders and disappearances from 1841 to 2003, illustrating how murder investigations and forensic science have advanced * 31 photographs depict the victims of unsolved murders and disappearances portrayed in this book * Bibliography of books, magazine and newspaper articles, and websites about unsolved murders and disappearances * Includes an appendix detailing milestones in the development of forensic techniques, from a Chinese text from 1248 explaining the differences between death by drowning and by strangulation, to the modern use of DNA

Most Evil

Author: Steve Hodel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101140356
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Black Dahlia Avenger Former LAPD detective Steve Hodel compiles never-before-seen evidence that reveals his father as a serial killer who may have been responsible for some of the most infamous murders of the last century- including the Zodiac killings.

Hard Boiled Hollywood

Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520284313
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The tragic and mysterious circumstances surrounding the deaths of Elizabeth Short, or the Black Dahlia, and Marilyn Monroe ripped open Hollywood's glitzy fa�ade, exposing the city's ugly underbelly of corruption, crime, and murder. These two spectacular dead bodies, one found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, the other found dead in her home in August 1962, bookend this new history of Hollywood. Short and Monroe are just two of the many left for dead after the collapse of the studio system, Hollywood's awkward adolescence when the company town's many competing subcultures--celebrities, moguls, mobsters, gossip mongers, industry wannabes, and desperate transients--came into frequent contact and conflict. Hard-Boiled Hollywood focuses on the lives lost at the crossroads between a dreamed-of Los Angeles and the real thing after the Second World War, where reality was anything but glamorous."

Cross Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions

Author: V. Miller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137016760
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A collection of ten original essays forging new interdisciplinary connections between crime fiction and film, encompassing British, Swedish, American and Canadian contexts. The authors explore representations of race, gender, sexuality and memory, and challenge traditional categorisations of academic and professional crime writing.