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Black Dahlia avenger : a genius for murder : the true story / Steve Hodel.

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 364.1523 S5595h 2015 (Text) 33126020280594 Adult Nonfiction To Be Reordered -
Covington Branch Adult Nonfiction (Text) ACQ0460460 Adult Nonfiction On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781628724394
  • ISBN: 1628724390
  • Physical Description: xii, 530 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Arcade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2003. Includes an "Author's note: 2015 edition" written in 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-508) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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 killer's 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Short, Elizabeth, 1924-1947.
Hodel, George.
Murder > California > Los Angeles > Case studies.
Murder > Investigation > California > Los Angeles > Case studies.

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