All articles by Steve Hodel

Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat of Crime Junkie Podcast Take a Dive into the Troubled Waters of William Heiren’s Lipstick Killer Investigation

April  6, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just finished listening to this morning’s “Crime Junkie” podcast in which Ashley Flowers with … More Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat of Crime Junkie Podcast Take a Dive into the Troubled Waters of William Heiren’s Lipstick Killer Investigation

Dr. Alan Campbell NPR Host of “Watching America” Radio Interviews Steve Hodel on Black Dahlia Investigation

March 18, 2020 Los Angeles, California NPR radio “Watching America”  interview with Dr. Alan Campbell on my Black Dahlia investigation. … More Dr. Alan Campbell NPR Host of “Watching America” Radio Interviews Steve Hodel on Black Dahlia Investigation

Film Noir Meets Dahlia Noir- Fiction and Fact Collide in 1940s Hollywood Twilight Zone: New George Hodel “Thoughtprints” Courtesy of DownUnder Film Documentarian Frans Vandenburg

 March 9, 2020 Los Angeles, California This morning I received the below email from a friend, Australian filmmaker,  Frans Vandenburg. … More Film Noir Meets Dahlia Noir- Fiction and Fact Collide in 1940s Hollywood Twilight Zone: New George Hodel “Thoughtprints” Courtesy of DownUnder Film Documentarian Frans Vandenburg

1924 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) Annual Shows Freshman Student George Hodel as Member of College Debate Team

February 17, 2020 Los Angeles, California Thanks to J. Anon for the “heads up” on two separate pieces of information … More 1924 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) Annual Shows Freshman Student George Hodel as Member of College Debate Team

Elizabeth”Black Dahlia” Short Jacksonville, Florida Photos and Handwriting Revisited- More “Thoughtprints”

February 8, 2020 Los Angeles, California A big thank you to one of my readers, Max Martin from Jacksonville, Florida.  … More Elizabeth”Black Dahlia” Short Jacksonville, Florida Photos and Handwriting Revisited- More “Thoughtprints”

The Snake & Bake Murder- My 1974 Hollywood Homicide Division Murder Investigation now available as Ebook Standalone Short Story

February 3, 2020 Los Angeles Cover Design by Robert J. Sadler   “The Snake & Bake Murder—is a short TrueCrime … More The Snake & Bake Murder- My 1974 Hollywood Homicide Division Murder Investigation now available as Ebook Standalone Short Story

73rd Anniversary of LA’s Black Dahlia Murder- LAPD Original Police Chief, LAPD Chief of Detectives, LASD UnderSheriff and DA Chief Investigator Confirm “Case Solved” In 1950 and Name Dr. George Hill Hodel Former LA County Chief of Social Hygiene As Her Killer

January 15, 2020 Los Angeles, California 73rd Anniversary of the Elizabeth Short, “BLACK DAHLIA” MURDER Photo Credit Robert J. Sadler, … More 73rd Anniversary of LA’s Black Dahlia Murder- LAPD Original Police Chief, LAPD Chief of Detectives, LASD UnderSheriff and DA Chief Investigator Confirm “Case Solved” In 1950 and Name Dr. George Hill Hodel Former LA County Chief of Social Hygiene As Her Killer

Entertainment Weekly Magazine (January 2020 edition) Names “Root Of Evil” Podcast as Top Pick For 2019

December 28, 2019 Los Angeles, California Entertainment Weekly’s current (January 2020) edition picks Zak Levitt’s production of ROOT OF EVIL: … More Entertainment Weekly Magazine (January 2020 edition) Names “Root Of Evil” Podcast as Top Pick For 2019

Mrs. X’s 1945 Letters from the Grave- George Hodel’s Motive for Murder of His Clinic Secretary- Ruth Spaulding

December 22, 2019 Los Angeles, California (Updated from an earlier FAQ 69 posted on 3/29/2008)  Mrs. X’s—1945 Letters from the … More Mrs. X’s 1945 Letters from the Grave- George Hodel’s Motive for Murder of His Clinic Secretary- Ruth Spaulding

Professor Roland Giolli Dies At 85: Respected Neurobiologist Provided Key Information Corroborating LAPD Chief Parker’s Knowledge That Dr. George Hodel Was The Black Dahlia Killer

November 9, 2019 Los Angeles, California Roland Andrew Giolli  PhD1934-2019 Professor Roland Giolli at his microscope (Photo courtesy of and … More Professor Roland Giolli Dies At 85: Respected Neurobiologist Provided Key Information Corroborating LAPD Chief Parker’s Knowledge That Dr. George Hodel Was The Black Dahlia Killer

Rebekah Sebastian True Crime Expert Podcast: DIE ALOGUE with Author Steve Hodel – Black Dahlia 2019 Airs November 6th

November 5, 2019 Los Angeles, California Rebekah Sebastian Intro (1 min.) https://stevehodel.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Die-alogue-Trailer-Edit-1-1-1.mp3 Die Alogue Link        The post … More Rebekah Sebastian True Crime Expert Podcast: DIE ALOGUE with Author Steve Hodel – Black Dahlia 2019 Airs November 6th

“Professor X” Discovers a Seventy-Year-Old Major “Thoughtprint”- Man Ray 1948 Drawing Depicts A Couple Witnessing a Nude Woman Being Sexually Assaulted in the Courtyard of Dr. George Hodel’s Sowden/Franklin Residence (1947 Black Dahlia Crime Scene)

October 22, 2019 Los Angeles, California BACKGROUND: 1948 Gift from Man Ray to Dr. George Hodel Man Ray sculpture, “Objet … More “Professor X” Discovers a Seventy-Year-Old Major “Thoughtprint”- Man Ray 1948 Drawing Depicts A Couple Witnessing a Nude Woman Being Sexually Assaulted in the Courtyard of Dr. George Hodel’s Sowden/Franklin Residence (1947 Black Dahlia Crime Scene)

Author Interview with Journalist Zack Kopp-“George Hodel’s Exquisite Corpse(s): Beyond The Black Dahlia”: Setting The Record Straight On Miniseries, “I Am The Night”

October 19, 2019 Los Angeles, California GEORGE HODEL’S EXQUISITE CORPSE(S): BEYOND THE BLACK DAHLIA Here is a link to a … More Author Interview with Journalist Zack Kopp-“George Hodel’s Exquisite Corpse(s): Beyond The Black Dahlia”: Setting The Record Straight On Miniseries, “I Am The Night”

Surrealist Artist William Copley’s New “Hat Trick” – A Third Drawing and Clue to Black Dahlia Whodunit?

October 10, 2019 Los Angeles, California Today would be Dr. George Hill Hodel’s 112th Birthday “There are no coincidences.”   … More Surrealist Artist William Copley’s New “Hat Trick” – A Third Drawing and Clue to Black Dahlia Whodunit?

Coast to Coast AM Live Radio Interview Sunday SEPTEMBER 29, 2019: Award Winning Journalist George Knapp and Steve Hodel Dicuss “Black Dahlia Investigation 2019”

September 24, 2019 Los Angeles, California ATTENTION NIGHT OWLS! Mark your calendars for late-night radio Coast to Coast AM this … More Coast to Coast AM Live Radio Interview Sunday SEPTEMBER 29, 2019: Award Winning Journalist George Knapp and Steve Hodel Dicuss “Black Dahlia Investigation 2019”

IN THE MESQUITE: The Solving of the 1938 West Texas Kidnap Torture Murders of Hazel and Nancy Frome Now Available in Print and Ebook- Cops and Writers Weigh In On 6th Book in Series

September 11, 2011 Los Angeles, California IN THE MESQUITE LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT AS PDF LINK BELOW: In The Mesquite Announcement   … More IN THE MESQUITE: The Solving of the 1938 West Texas Kidnap Torture Murders of Hazel and Nancy Frome Now Available in Print and Ebook- Cops and Writers Weigh In On 6th Book in Series

Has A DownUnder Reader Discovered A “Not So Over-The-Top” New Surrealist Artist William Copley Black Dahlia Art Clew Riddle Further Linking Dr. Hodel’s Historic Sowden House As 1947 Crime Scene?

September 9, 2019 Los Angeles, California “It is Midnight Dr. _____. ” (Oil on canvas) by William Copley (1961)  Reproduced … More Has A DownUnder Reader Discovered A “Not So Over-The-Top” New Surrealist Artist William Copley Black Dahlia Art Clew Riddle Further Linking Dr. Hodel’s Historic Sowden House As 1947 Crime Scene?

Fototeka/House of Lucie DTLA Exhibit of Archival LAPD Crime Scenes (1920s-1960s) and Black Dahlia-LA Lone Woman Murders Author Talk Well Received- Photo Exhibit Extended to SEPT 15th

August 31, 2019 Los Angeles, California My sincere thanks to the fifty-plus attendees who braved the DTLA rush hour traffic … More Fototeka/House of Lucie DTLA Exhibit of Archival LAPD Crime Scenes (1920s-1960s) and Black Dahlia-LA Lone Woman Murders Author Talk Well Received- Photo Exhibit Extended to SEPT 15th

House of Lucie: Talk with Author Steve Hodel This Week Thurs Aug 29th 6 PM + The Art of the Archive Exhibition Extended!

August 27, 2019 Los Angeles, California Conversation Q&A with Steve Hodel  Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6 PM House of Lucie at ROW … More House of Lucie: Talk with Author Steve Hodel This Week Thurs Aug 29th 6 PM + The Art of the Archive Exhibition Extended!