A Thank You and Congrats to my Good Friend and Fellow Author and Longtime Editor, Robert J. Sadler-Retired Dallas Police Officer, Author, Poet, Photographer and All Around Good Guy

February 21, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington This morning I would like to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary skill and abilities of my good friend and fellow author, Robert J. Sadler. Robert and Friends Robert and I connected about fifteen ago online. Then I had a chance to meet him in person when he…

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The 1945-6 Chicago Lipstick Killer Murders; The Teen William Heirens Letters and the George Hodel Timeline

January 26, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington Note to Readers providing questions/responses in my Comment section. Since the inception of my blogging (2005) I have always welcomed and encouraged questions, comments, and constructive criticisms (“feedback method that provides specific actionable suggestions for improvement”) from readers. That said, of late, I have been receiving several rude and…

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David Thomson, Author, Film Critic-Historian Extraordinaire Thank You for Your New York Times Book Review of Black Dahlia Avenger and an EarlyHappy Birthday!

February 6, 2023 Birch Bay, Washington I want to wish author and film critic/historian David Thomson an early (February 18) HAPPY BIRTHDAY. (Turns out we are the same age, and David  is just eight months my senior.) I would also like to take the opportunity to thank and reprint his New York Times Book Review…

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Buster and the Black Dahlia: The Scent of Death-Soil at Sowden/Hodel House Positive for Human Remains-Confirm 1950 DA Investigators Report and Suspicions

January 20, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington In 1950 the original DA investigators suspected that Dr. George Hill Hodel may have buried victims’ bodies in the basement of the Sowden/Franklin House, where my investigation showed the original crime and surgical bisection occurred in 1947.  We know this from a police report I found in the secret…

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Dr. Charles Wesley Hill-Next Door Neighbor to the 1947 Black Dahlia Crime Scene and Acquaintance of Dr. George Hodel, LA’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

January 13, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington In my BDA series of books, I think I only mentioned our neighbor, “Dr. Hill” twice, in passing. The first was that we three boys would play next door with his children on rare occasions and the second was in quoting mom and dad’s acquaintance, Joe Barrett (our Franklin…

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A Timeline of Horror: The Reconstruction of the Abduction and Torture Murder of Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short on January 14-15, 1947

January 10, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington Five days from today, January 15, 2024, marks the 77th anniversary of the murder of Elizabeth Short. Based on my now twenty-five-year investigation into that 1947 kidnap-torture-murder of twenty-four-year-old victim Elizabeth Short, known to the world as “The Black Dahlia” I here present the following “Timeline of Horror.”  (This…

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Homicide Investigations – From Fact to Theory -Black Dahlia Murder to Jeanne French Lipstick Murder to Chicago Red Lipstick Murders to Manila Jigsaw Murder to Zodiac

January 2, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington Sherlock Holmes makes the above elementary observation in A Study in Scarlet (1887) and this is the exact point that I would like to make this morning as we begin our New Year 2024. Some critics of my now twenty-four-year investigations have dismissed them out-of-hand once they learned or…

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Correction to today’s article in The Messenger, “Unsolved Hollywood Mystery: The 1949 Disappearance of an Aspiring Actress”

December 30, 2024 Birch Bay, Washington Just read the below, well-written article in The Messernger by Eboni Boykin-Patterson : “Unsolved Hollywood Mystery: The 1949 Disappearance of an Aspiring Actress” (December 30, 2023). I want to make corrections to references attributed to me in the below article just posted on The Messenger today.  1) Our former…

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