What happens when you discover your father is a psychotic killer?

In 1947, California’s infamous Black Dahlia murder inspired the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history. Despite an unprecedented allocation of money and manpower, police investigators failed to identify the psychopath responsible for the sadistic murder of the beautiful Elizabeth Short. Decades later, former LAPD homicide detective turned private investigator Steve Hodel launched his own investigation into the grisly unsolved crime—and it led him to a shockingly unexpected perpetrator: Hodel’s own father.

Join us in a riveting presentation with Steve Hodel, author of The Black Dahlia Avenger and Most Evil, as he reveals how he solved the most notorious murder of the twentieth century only to discover his father was the murderer in this crime, and many others…

Los Angeles native Steve Hodel joined the LAPD in 1963. As a lead detective in the Hollywood homicide division, he handled over 300 separate murder investigations and had one of LAPD’s highest “solve rates.” Upon retiring from the LAPD in 1986, he established Hodel Investigations. Steve’s first book, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, was published in 2003 To learn more about Steve, go to: www.stevehodel.com.

Westside Tavern
10850 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(Just below the Landmark Theatre in the Westside Pavilion; Parking is complimentary.)

Wednesday, May 26
6:30 pm: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30 pm: Presentation

$35 members
$40 non-members
RSVP online by May 25, 2010
Space is limited

Orit Arfa, Executive Director
(310) 415-2349

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