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

1945 Chicago Lipstick Murders: A New Jack The Ripper Thoughtprint Is Found

April 11, 2021 Los Angeles, California Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper By Robert Bloch (Orig pub May 1943) Once again, huge kudos to my longtime reader and online friend, computer scientist, and bacteriologist, Dr. Luigi Warren, aka LW. LW has regularly contributed his insightful “comments” to many of my “Squad Room Blogs.” In a recent…

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