In both Black Dahlia Avenger (Arcade Pub. 2003) and again in MOST EVIL (Dutton Pub. 2009) I printed my father’s four-page response to a letter I had written him four months earlier,.on Christmas 1979, I wanted to tell him how much I loved and respected him.
In March, 1980, I received father’s response, mailed from his office/ residence in Manila, Philippines.
In light of what we now know related to his serial killings, I believe this thirty-two-year-old communication gives us the best look into both George Hodel’s fragmented personal philosophy and psychology, and I will let his own words speak for him.
Below I have attached a PDF copy of the original letter as well as a reading of it by actor, Malcolm Hillgartner from the Brilliance audio-book.
in his reading of the complete book, Malcolm did an outstanding job of capturing the feel and flavor of Dr. George Hill Hodel. The book closes with Hillgartner reading my father’s original 1925 poem, INFERENCE, which in many respects, “Say’s it all.”
George Hodel’s original 1980 Letter as PDF
Parable of the Sparrows Ltr 1980.pdf