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Black Dahlia Avenger
Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder: The True Story | Steve Hodel
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In 1947, the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short led to the largest manhunt in LA history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public for weeks, but his identity stayed a mystery, and the murder remained the most tantalizing unsolved case of the last century, until this book revealed the bizarre solution. Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective who was a private investigator, took up the case, reviewing the original evidence and records as well as those of a separate grand jury investigation into a series of murders of single women in LA at the time. The prime suspect had in fact been identified, but never indicted. Why? And who was he? In an account that partakes both of LA Confidential and Zodiac, for the corruption it exposes and the insight it offers into a serial killers mind, Hodel demonstrates that there was a massive police cover-up. Even more shocking, he proves that the murderer, a true-life Jekyll and Hyde who was a highly respected member of society by day and a psychopathic killer by night, was his own father. This edition of the book includes new findings and photographs added after the original publication, together with a new postscript by the author.
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Lauranahe
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Good grief this was long winded. Hodel provides a lot of circumstantial evidence that his dad is the black dahlia killer, but claims all the evidence is irrefutable. 🤷‍♀️ Also, he thinks very highly of himself. I say if you‘re interesting, read maybe the first half, then chapter 33, which is a summary of the whole book. Otherwise, pass.

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• 2nd long day at work and I‘m struggling to stay awake during my nightly relaxation time. However, this book is getting BONKERS crazy and is doing a decent job of keeping me interested in something other than my pillow...😲 •

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lonelybluenights
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Three chapters in and I‘m already getting scared. 😂 #readingatwork

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• when you just want to show off one of the homemade bookmarks your cousin made for you!! 😊 I love that you can get these designs online and make them yourself!! but it‘s always cooler when you‘re gifted them! •

Jennifer3 ♥️ your bookmark! 2y
LeahBergen Love it! 2y
Readage @Jennifer3 Thank you, me too!! 2y
Readage @LeahBergen Thank you 😊 2y
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