Malcolm Hillgartner’s Audiobook Narration of “The Early Years Part II – The Further Serial Crimes of George Hill Hodel M.D.” Now Available (Includes Downloadable Copy of Full Text and Graphics)

February 25, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington

(Click on the above book cover to order audiobook and downloadable full text)
I am proud to announce that, The Early Years Part II (The 1930s)-The Further Serial Crimes of George Hill Hodel M.D. has just been released and is available for purchase effective TODAY. (As in Part I the purchase includes a downloadable 436-page text complete with photos and graphics.)
Once again, the narrator, Malcolm Hillgartner has executed a masterful reading of the text as a follow-up to his narration of Part I (The 1920s).
This is the fourth audiobook that Malcolm has narrated for me.
The three earlier volumes include: (1) Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel (Dutton 2009); (2) Most Evil II: Presenting the Follow-up Investigation and Decryption of the 1970 Zodiac Cipher in which the San Francisco Serial Killer Reveals His True Identity (Rare Bird Books 2015); (3) The Early Years Part I (The 1920s)-The Further Serial Crimes of George Hill Hodel M.D. (Thoughtprint Press (2021)
“…a great storyteller—no half-bored professor intoning a history lecture here.” — AudioFile, September 2013
“…one of the more accomplished audiobook narrators at work today, and his range is extraordinary…” —, September 2012
“…Hillgartner’s phrasing and pace are nothing short of remarkable…a real treat.” — AudioFile, October 2014
“His voice has the authoritative, assured presence necessary for a story…” — AudioFile, October 2013

Malcolm Hillgartner


  1. Patricia ONeill on February 26, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Steve, Hillgartner’s voice definitely compelling👍! Have recommended these audiobooks to both my ophthalmologists (one being daughter Grace) since they both have drives during their work weeks in AZ & TX. Relating funny comments from Grace as I spoke about this yesterday w/her. Keep in mind Grace just over a bout of Covid so a little testy: “Mother, I have enjoyed your recommendation & listening to ‘Concert for George’ as I drive & as I rested here at home, beautiful! But I see you are still in the ‘murder & mayhem’ mode!! Have you recommended George’s music to your friend Hodel? Be happy Mom!! Will see my local Opthalm. in couple of months & get her opinions! But did get some good news from Grace’s son Cole as he recoups from a foot injury keeping him out of track racing this season☹️. He has found studying for his LSAT which he will take this summer
    very gratifying & interesting…… Jake Brigance lives!!😃
    Again, Malcolm Hillgartner’s voice was made for your books!👌😎🌵

    • Steve Hodel on February 26, 2023 at 1:56 pm

      Patricia O:
      She has it right. “Concert for Hodel” is most certainly an opera seria in eight acts.
      Yes, Malcolm was the perfect choice for a narrator. He really gets it and has also done a great job on Most Evil I and Most Evil II.

      • Patricia ONeill on February 26, 2023 at 7:20 pm

        Oh, you cannot take the HOLLYWOOD out of we Californians!👍 😉🌵

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