A “true” crime book that was “written in secret” evokes “Black Dahlia Avenger” and it’s intriguing that “The Most Dangerous Animal of All” treads the same territory as Steve Hodel’s “Most Evil.” In case you don’t recall, retired LAPD Det. Steve Hodel, after claiming that his father killed Elizabeth Short and a lot of other women, also says Dr. George Hodel was the Zodiac killer.
And no, your memory isn’t deceiving you. We just had another book by a retired detective who calls himself “Cold Case Cameron” which says that the Zodiac killer was Edward Wayne Edwards.
Who also killed Elizabeth Short.
When he was 13.
The “Daddy Did It” genre, which was pioneered by the late Janice Knowlton in “Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer” seems to be flourishing these days. “The Most Dangerous Animal of All” is ranked No. 120 in Amazon sales.
It’s revealing that the Amazon reviews are utter pans except for one from Perry M “avid reader” (Greenwell Springs, LA United States), a publicist’s dream who writes nothing but raves and one from Gina B. “It’s a dry heat!” (Chandler, AZ USA) who hands out five-star reviews like candy, although she usually focuses on home furnishings, appliances and cosmetics rather than literature.
Meanwhile, the critics rave:
This is an uninteresting, plodding personal memoir that compares with a Uri Geller manual on spoon bending.
Literally, every month another snoop comes out of the woods and claims he knows who the Zodiac Killer is. But the claims never stands up to the evidence.
Why does true crime have to be truly bad writing? I have no idea. This book is really interesting if you are related to the author and care about genealogy.
Don’t waste your money, just like everybody else that claimed their Father was zodiac, this Author is full of it.
Note: And no, as far as I can tell the book has nothing about the Black Dahlia case.