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LA District Attorney Investigator Walter Morgan Redux: His Role in the 1947 Black Dahlia Investigation

February 21, 2021 Los Angeles, California A recent query was made asking about LADA Investigator Walter…

British Writer/Director Scott McQuaid’s Pop Up Theatre Presents “BEHIND THE DAHLIA” an Interview with Steve Hodel

February 16. 2021 Los Angeles, California Our friends “across the pond” will be presenting an interview…

Mike Di Stasio “The Hollywood Kid” Interviews Steve Hodel on the Black Dahlia Investigation from Elizabeth Short’s hometown of Medford, MA.

February 8, 2021 Los Angeles, California Here’s a one hour interview I did last year with…

Remembering My Brother Mike Hodel Host of KPFK’s “HOUR 25”

February 2, 2021 Los Angeles, California Ground Hog Day I dearly miss my brother, Mike. I…

EW columnist Maureen Lee Lenker examines Fact from Fiction in 1949 Actress Jean Spangler Murder

January 23, 2021 Los Angeles, California Here’s a link to a well-researched and well-written article by…

James Valks and Luigi Warren Use Recent Zodiac 340 Cryptogram Solution To Sleuth Out Potential Anagram Linkage of Dr. George Hodel to Separate Zodiac Ciphers

January 3, 2021 Los Angeles, California I am the first to admit that in the world…

Black Dahlia Tapes: Poet Kenneth Rexroth/George Hodel in Conversation and Beyond Baroque Video Rexroth “Signature Beyond All Things” 100th Year Ode to Rexroth

December 21. 2020 Los Angeles, California Happy Winter Solstice! I just had the great pleasure of…

Zodiac ‘340 Cipher” Cracked by International Three Man Team of Code Breakers

December 11, 2020 Los Angeles, California Huge Kudos to the civilian team of code-breakers that have…

Breaking News- Black Dahlia Murder Secretly Solved by Internationally Renowned Detective in 1947

Los Angeles, California November 28, 2020 Much to my amazement I just received “Breaking News” that…

Author Shout Out to Retired Dallas PD Detective and Fellow Writer Robert J. Sadler

October 30, 2020 Los Angeles, California Author and P.I. Robert J. Sadler and Friend (Photo by…

Is Kiyo Hodel Ex-Mistress of George Hodel and Future Wife of Steve Hodel Ready For Her Closeup?

October 20, 2020 Los Angeles, California Happy Birthday to Kamala Harris In these stressed-out times, I’d…

First Photos of Dr. George Hill Hodel’s L.A. Lone Woman Murder Victim Ruth Spaulding Found

October 10, 2020 Los Angeles, California ( George Hill Hodel’s 113th birthday) Here’s another example of…

No “Black Dahlia Missing Week” Further Confirmed By A Fifteenth Reliable Witness, Dancer Betty Blake

September 24, 2020 Los Angeles, California Big thank you to reader Scott Tracy for the heads…

Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker Media Path Podcast: Interview Steve Hodel on his Black Dahlia Investigation

September 17, 2020 Los Angeles, California Very much enjoyed my video/podcast interview last Tuesday, with Fritz…

Santa Monica Daily News Reporter Jack Neworth Interviews “Black Dahlia” Acquaintance Paul Veglia

September 11, 2020 Los Angeles, California (Blessing and Rest In Peace to all those that  lost…

Author/Photographer Alix Lambert’s book, “CRIME”: A Series of Extraordinary Interviews Exposing the World of Crime, Real and Imagined”

August 22, 2020 Los Angeles, California CRIME by ALIX LAMBERT A series of extraordinary INTERVIEWS exposing…

1942 Photograph of Dr. George Hill Hodel Lecturing at LAPD Police Academy on Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short’s Birthday

July 29, 2020 Los Angeles, California Elizabeth Short’s Birthday Today would have been murder victim Elizabeth…

Black Dahlia Noir Perfume-“A Femme Fatale and Fatal Flower” and the Scent of Death?

July 28, 2020 Los Angeles, California “The formless fastidiousness of perfumes in a seventeenth-century boudoir is…

Dorothy Harvey (Huston/Hodel) Short Story Published in Her 1921 LA Franklin HS Yearbook

July 16, 2020 Los Angeles, California Below is a short story that was written by my…

Mady Comfort, Duke Ellington’s original “Satin Doll”, Former Lover of Dr. George Hill Hodel and her status as Prime Witness in 1947 Black Dahlia Investigation

Los Angeles July 12, 2020 (Happy Birthday Brother Mike! Many of you knew him from his…

Fred Sexton’s Maltese Falcon Sculpture Paid Homage in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019)

June 25, 2020 Los Angeles A scene from “Once Upon A Time..in Hollywood” (2019) “Sharon Tate”…

A Brief Summary of My LAPD Career and Promotion to Detective III at LAPD Hollywood Detectives

June 16, 2020 Los Angeles, California A number of readers have asked what were my years…

Update- 14th Witness Ann Toth Interview found in DA Secret Black Dahlia Files Confirming No “Missing Week”

June 5, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just two days after interviewing witness Connie Starr regarding her…

LADA Secret Hodel Black Dahlia Files Reveal 13th Witness Busting the Myth of a “Missing Week”

  June 1, 2020 Los Angeles, California “Connie (Starr) stated that she was invited to dinner…

Author Review of Historian David Kulczyk’s book on Little Known and Long Forgotten Crimes–It’s Pure California Gold-

May 16, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just finished reading author/historian David Kulczyk’s book, “California Flakes Fruits…