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The Resource Black Dahlia avenger : a genius for murder, Steve Hodel

Black Dahlia avenger : a genius for murder, Steve Hodel

Label
Black Dahlia avenger : a genius for murder
Title
Black Dahlia avenger
Title remainder
a genius for murder
Statement of responsibility
Steve Hodel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this startling tour-de-force, a professional homicide detective finally solves the case of one of the most shocking murders of the twentieth century in this true-crime page-turner. In 1947, the sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman, twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Short, led to the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history and came to be known as the Black Dahlia murder. In the film noir streets of Los Angeles, the killer teased and taunted the police and public alike through notes written to L.A. papers, much like Jack the Ripper had done in London sixty years earlier. When the LAPD failed to solve the crime, it was passed down from year to year to crack homicide detectives, but none could ever bring the killer to justice -- until now. Even more startling is the identity of the murderer: the author's own father, George Hodel, a real-life Jekyll and Hyde, a man who by day was a highly respected member of society and by night a mad, sadistic killer
Cataloging source
IVJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodel, Steve
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short, Elizabeth
  • Hodel, George
  • Sexton, Fred
  • Man Ray
  • Hodel, Steve
  • French, Jeanne
  • Bauerdorf, Georgette
  • Murray, Ora Elizabeth
  • Kern, Gladys Eugenia
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Murder
  • Serial murderers
  • Murder investigations
  • Police corruption
  • Young women
  • Fathers and sons
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Black Dahlia avenger : a genius for murder, Steve Hodel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In 1947 the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman led to the largest manhunt in L.A. history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public, but his identity remained a mystery.... That crime, which until now has never been solved, became known to history as the Black Dahlia murder"--Front flap
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-481) and index
Contents
Biltmore -- Jane Doe Number 1 -- Death in the family -- Voice from beyond the grave -- Dr. George Hill Hodel Jr., 1907-1999 -- George and Dorero -- Hollywood scandal -- Gypsies -- Subic Bay -- Kiyo -- Dahlia witnesses -- LAPD and the press: Joint investigation -- LAPD and the press: Avenger mailings -- "Red lipstick" murder -- Tamar, Joe Barrett, and Duncan Hodel -- Fred Sexton: "Suspect Number 2" -- LAPD secrets and the Marquis de Sade -- Elizabeth Short's "Missing Week" -- Final connections: May Ray thoughtprints -- Franklin House revisited -- Watch, the proof-sheet papers, the FBI files, and the voice -- Handwriting analysis -- More 1940s L.A. murdered women cases -- Boomhower-Spangler kidnap-murders -- Sergeant Stoker, LAPD's gangster squad, and the abortion ring -- George Hodel: Underworld roots-"Hinkies" -- Dahliagate: Double cover-up -- Grand jury -- Dahlia myths -- Dahlia investigation, 2001-2002 -- Forgotten victims, 1940s: probables -- Forgotten victims, 1950s: probables -- George Hodel-Elizabeth Short: reconstructed timeline -- Filing my case with the District Attorney's office -- Final thoughtprint -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm52006770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
481 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781559706643
Lccn
2003101031
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Black Dahlia avenger : a genius for murder, Steve Hodel
Publication
Note
"In 1947 the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman led to the largest manhunt in L.A. history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public, but his identity remained a mystery.... That crime, which until now has never been solved, became known to history as the Black Dahlia murder"--Front flap
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-481) and index
Contents
Biltmore -- Jane Doe Number 1 -- Death in the family -- Voice from beyond the grave -- Dr. George Hill Hodel Jr., 1907-1999 -- George and Dorero -- Hollywood scandal -- Gypsies -- Subic Bay -- Kiyo -- Dahlia witnesses -- LAPD and the press: Joint investigation -- LAPD and the press: Avenger mailings -- "Red lipstick" murder -- Tamar, Joe Barrett, and Duncan Hodel -- Fred Sexton: "Suspect Number 2" -- LAPD secrets and the Marquis de Sade -- Elizabeth Short's "Missing Week" -- Final connections: May Ray thoughtprints -- Franklin House revisited -- Watch, the proof-sheet papers, the FBI files, and the voice -- Handwriting analysis -- More 1940s L.A. murdered women cases -- Boomhower-Spangler kidnap-murders -- Sergeant Stoker, LAPD's gangster squad, and the abortion ring -- George Hodel: Underworld roots-"Hinkies" -- Dahliagate: Double cover-up -- Grand jury -- Dahlia myths -- Dahlia investigation, 2001-2002 -- Forgotten victims, 1940s: probables -- Forgotten victims, 1950s: probables -- George Hodel-Elizabeth Short: reconstructed timeline -- Filing my case with the District Attorney's office -- Final thoughtprint -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm52006770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
481 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781559706643
Lccn
2003101031
Other physical details
ill., ports.
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