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New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Hodel

Steve Hodel

ABOUT STEVE

Steve Hodel was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He served four years as a medic in the U.S. Navy, and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1963. After six years in uniform patrol, he transferred to Hollywood Division Detectives where he worked all of the “tables”: Burglary, Robbery, Auto-Theft, Juvenile, Crimes against Persons and was then permanently assigned to the Homicide Detail.

ABOUT STEVE'S BOOKS

Steve’s first book, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder published in 2003 with new updated investigative chapters added to the HarperCollins paperback edition in 2004 and 2006. Black Dahlia Avenger is a New York Times Bestseller, a NYT Most Notable Book and was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category.

Steve’s sequel, MOST EVIL: The Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel, is scheduled to be published by DUTTON – PENGUIN GROUP on September 21, 2009.

LATEST BLOG

Professor Roland Giolli Dies At 85: Respected Neurobiologist Provided Key Information Corroborating LAPD Chief Parker’s Knowledge That Dr. George Hodel Was The Black Dahlia Killer

November 9, 2019 Los Angeles, California Roland Andrew Giolli  PhD 1934-2019 Professor Roland Giolli at his microscope (Photo courtesy of and taken by his son, Mark) This morning I received an email notification from Mark Giolli, the son of Professor Roland Giolli, informing me that his father passed away some five months ago. Sad news….

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