The Snake & Bake Murder- My 1974 Hollywood Homicide Division Murder Investigation now available as Ebook Standalone Short Story
February 3, 2020
Cover Design by Robert J. Sadler
“The Snake & Bake Murder—is a short TrueCrime story that will have you singing 1972s chart-topper “Brandy, You’re a Fine Girl” and reliving (even if you were never there) the swinging ‘free love’ sex scene in Tinseltown’s Hollywood Hills where a greedy, gruesome murder begins involving an absolute Beauty and several Beasts. Read, retired LAPD Homicide Detective III, Steve Hodel’s first-hand account of his Snake & Bake Murder investigation.”
“…For the next two hours, intermittently between tears and laughter, and four refills of coffee, Brandy Dawson told me her story. Working Hollyweird for the previous eight years, I thought I had heard it all. I was wrong! “
Det.III Steve Hodel
LAPD Hollywood Homicide (ret.)
(Excerpt from The Snake & Bake Murder)
BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl)
by Looking Glass (1972)
The song reached No.1 on both Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box Top 100 charts
NOW AVAILABLE AS a short TRUE CRIME STORY
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My “Snake and Bake Murder” short story, (an edited and abridged version) was originally published in Rare Bird Books (2016) paperback ed. an anthology of happenings in Los Angeles in the 1970s.: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine.
I just bought your book. I am looking forward to reading it.
Thanks, Kimberly, hope you enjoy the short story. ALL TRUE.
Do you know whatever happened to Brandy? She sounds like an interesting Hollywood character. Would love to see a picture of her!
Betty: No, last contact was shortly after the Preliminary Hearing. Not sure what happened to her in the years following? May have moved out of State or ?? Have often wondered myself “what ever became of Brandy D?”
Thanks for the response! That story was a wild (and entertaining) ride. I enjoyed it!
Will this be released as aprint edition book?
Jules: No, it’s only 45 pages, but an abridged version was published as a chapter in an anthology of the Seventies. It can be found as a chapter in “LA in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine Link here: https://www.amazon.com/Los-Angeles-1970s-Scenes-Goldmine/dp/1942600712/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=la+in+the+1970s&qid=1581905184&sr=8-8
Okay, thank you Steve. I’ll look at this.