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Publisher's Summary

When veteran LAPD homicide detective Steve Hodel discovered that his own late father, Dr. George Hill Hodel, was the killer in the infamous Black Dahlia murder case, he wrote the best seller Black Dahlia Avenger, a book that convinced even the L.A. County Deputy District Attorney that George Hodel was responsible for Elizabeth Short's gruesome death. As a veteran police investigator, Steve Hodel's instincts told him that if his father was capable of that level of cruelty, it probably didn't begin or end with the Black Dahlia. Steve Hodel has devoted his life to examining the evidence of his father's fascinating and mysterious life, and shocking new revelations that have come to light in the last five years are the subject of Most Evil.
If Steve Hodel's research is correct, Dr. George Hill Hodel was among the most prolific serial killers in history, beginning as a young man and continuing to kill throughout his long life of 91 years. Among his crimes are dozens of unsolved murder cases stretching back 60 years.
Most Evil compiles an astonishing amount of never-before-seen visual, circumstantial, and forensic evidence to prove Hodel's case. This relentless, compelling, and persuasive investigation will revolutionize the way we think about some of the most intriguing, brutal, unsolved, and previously unconnected murders in American history - and it may change our understanding of serial killers altogether.
©2009 Steve Hodel and Ralph Pezzullo (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Lee Kirkland on 09-06-16

Pretty Good.

Another "Dad is the killer" investigation by Steve Hodel. I didn't dislike this book, but I didn't find it as intriguing as his first book regarding his father as the killer of Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia). I think the reason behind that is that much of the information background information is repeated in this book. Steve Hodel also has a tendency of telling you of an event in detail, and when referencing said event, will once again re-describe the entire event. It just seems to drag on a bit in those instances. As I said, not a bad read, not a great read, just a good interesting theory on unsolved crimes.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharon Krieg on 09-18-17


Well written and concise! Amazing story. Authors evidence laid out beautifully. This writer has convinced me.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cat on 07-07-17

Warning: don't purchase as Audio Book

This book is entirely unfathomable on audio as it refers often to pictures and drawings that are unavailable on audio. Additionally the Kindle version is not available as a companion. There should be a warning before purchasing that this is the case. Can't finish which is a shame because the topic is fascinating. And can't afford to re-purchase as kindle or paper version.

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5 out of 5 stars
By kathryn on 10-22-13


If you could sum up Most Evil in three words, what would they be?

hideous, incredible, ongoing!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Most Evil?

Linking with other murders which almost convinces me....but I have questions.

What does Malcolm Hillgartner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Im not really a reader, makes me fall asleep. I listen to books as i do my job which is on computers.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Most notorious unsolved murder finally solved.

Any additional comments?

Most awful, hideous, sad, account of a life rubbed out by a genius who did not live in this world.

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