As heard about in the hit podcast Root of Evil In Black Dahlia Avenger III bestselling author and veteran LAPD homicide detective Steve Hodel presents his four-year follow-up investigation into Los Angeles's 1947 Black Dahlia murder and other serially connected 1940s Lone Woman Murders. This edition includes ten new chapters with all new evidence and forensics further linking his father, Dr. George Hill Hodel to the 1947 Black Dahlia Murder, as well as the 1945 Chicago Lipstick Murders, the Manila "Jigsaw Murder" and the 1969 San Francisco Bay Area "Zodiac" murders. Black Dahlia Avenger II (2018) is the sequel to the 2003 New York Times Bestseller and Edgar-award winning Black Dahlia Avenger, and it raises the investigative bar from rock solid to beyond a reasonable doubt--the legal requirement for readers to arrive at a finding of GUILTY.
About the Author
Steve Hodel was born and brought up in Los Angeles. Now a private investigator, he spent almost twenty-four years with the LAPD, most of them as a homicide detective-supervisor. During his tenure, he worked on more than three hundred murder cases and had one of the highest "solve rates" on the force. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, published in 2003, became a New York Times bestseller and was a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Nominee. Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel published in 2009, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Steve's Black Dahlia investigation and related books have been featured as full-hour segments on: Dateline NBC, CBS' 48-Hours, A&E's Bill Kurtis Cold Case Files, Discovery Channel's "Most Evil," and The Truth about the Black Dahlia on NBC Universal.