New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Hodel


Steve Hodel’s New True-Crime Book, “IN THE MESQUITE: The Solving of the 1938 West Texas Kidnap Torture Murders of Hazel and Nancy Frome” Launches Today

August 14, 2019 Los Angeles, California                Print Edition Available HERE. Retired LAPD Homicide Detective III, Steve Hodel, brings over fifty-years of law enforcement, homicide, and private investigative experience to bear on what the Texas Rangers said, “Remains the biggest unsolved mystery in the American Southwest.”  March 1938- The breaking story started out slow, announcing…

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Fact Checking a Major Newspaper Article in the U.K.’s THE TELEGRAPH: “Party monster: the deranged, decadent life of Black Dahlia suspect George Hodel”

August 11, 2019 Los Angeles, California The above article was first published in London’s, THE TELEGRAPH back on February 28, 2019. The three-thousand-word article was written by staff journalist, Alice Vincent. I first became aware of the article in late June 2019 and published my fact-checking response in the “Comments” section of The Telegraph’s online…

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House of Lucie Gallery Presents- “The Art of the Archive” LAPD Crime Scene Photos Exhibit and a Conversation and Q&A with Author Steve Hodel- Thursday, August 29, 2019 ROW DTLA 6 PM

August 7,2019 Los Angeles, California I will be giving an overview of my investigation and conduct an audience Q&A on AUG 29th 2019 at 6pm in the DTLA Art District.  This talk is in conjunction with House of Lucie’s exhibit-  “The Art of the Archive” which has been extended to September 15th. Rick Morton, the…

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Los Angeles Times Publishes Major Retrospective for 50th Anniversary of Manson Murders: Interviews DA Steve Kay, and Veteran Journalists Sandi Gibbons and Linda Deutsch-Three LA Heroes

July 28, 2019 Los Angeles, California LOS ANGELES TIMES 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE  MANSON 50TH ANNIVERSARY ARTICLE JULY 28 19 (click here for full article) LADA Head DDA Steve Kay, AP reporter Linda Deutsch and City News reporter/DA Spokesperson Sandi Gibbons all three who have “been there/done that” provide their personal insights and reflections on the…

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The Sixties-Remembering Laurel Canyon- Kiyo, Neil Young, John Densmore and a Twilight Zone Zodiac Synchronicity

July 17, 2019 Los Angeles  Yesterday, I was doing some research and chanced upon an excellent article, “Laurel Canyon is where the new Hollywood lives.”  The article (full text as PDF) was written by journalist Nathaniel Freedland,  and appeared in the Toronto Daily Star,  on, Oct. 11, 1969. Here is an excerpt from the article, referencing…

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