RARA-AVIS: Goodis and the Black Dahlia

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 09 May 2003

You may have heard of the new book BLACK DAHLIA AVENGER by Steve Hodel. He claims he's solved the Black Dahlia case (the murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947). The killer: his father, Dr. George Hodel. It got a very good review in the Globe and Mail last week. James Ellroy's THE BLACK DAHLIA (1987) was mentioned, along with THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946), the movie that Raymond Chandler wrote, being a possible source for the name.

This was new to me, though: "Crime authors such as David Goodis were called in by the police to try to construct motive." David Goodis working as a profiler!


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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