True Crime & Brew Time

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Book Club

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Adults, Adults 21+
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Program Description

Book Club

Discuss your latest read with friends.

Event Details

Join us for True Crime & Brew Time to talk about everyone's favorite true crime obsessions! This month we'll be discussing "Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder" by Steve Hodel. So, crack open a cold one and stop in every last Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm!

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88271232891

Meeting ID: 882 7123 2891

 

About the book...

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.