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

EW columnist Maureen Lee Lenker examines Fact from Fiction in 1949 Actress Jean Spangler Murder-Update 2022

June 27, 2022 Birch Bay, Washington UPDATE Many Black Dahlia “theorists” and “self-appointed experts” claim that the Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” murder was a “one-off.” “None before-none after.” They go on to claim their own suspect (which includes a drunken drifter, an abusive father, an allegedly senile mentally deranged WWI vet/M.D., and a possible A-List Hollywood…

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