My goodness, one never knows what will turn up on Ebay. This morning I found a copy of “Black Dahlia Avenger” inscribed by Steve Hodel to James Ellroy, who wrote the introduction to the paperback, praising Hodel’s work and endorsing his solution.
Nice way to treat your “blood brother,” James. I don't know whether the gods are laughing--but I am.
Can it be?
Here's the paperback version of "Avenger" inscribed to Ellroy, which carries Ellroy's forward to the case!