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Behind The True Crime Podcast Everyone Should Be Listening To Right Now

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 10.11.2016 | Crime

At the end of August, a man named Danny Heinrich confessed to sexually assaulting and murdering Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old Minnesotan boy who ha...

The Wolf Family Murders: North Dakota's Most Brutal Crime

The Lineup | Posted 10.12.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

By Jessica Ferri In April 1920, the seven slaughtered members of the Wolf family, as well as their stable boy, were laid to rest in Turtle Lake, Nort...

Another Gripping True Crime Story Might Be Heading To Your Screen

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 10.11.2016 | Entertainment

A complex 2015 murder case, recently covered extensively in a BuzzFeed feature, might be heading to your screen soon. Deadline reports that literary m...

In New Netflix Documentary, We're All A Part Of Amanda Knox's Story

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment

On Nov. 1, it will be nine years since 21-year-old British exchange student Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia, Italy. Her death launched a mill...

The Real Horror Story Behind Those 'AHS' Killer Nurses

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment

Caution: Mild spoilers ahead for “American Horror Story: Roanoke.” Welcome to “American Horror Story: M-U-R-D-E House.” You laugh, I laugh, bu...

For Women, Agatha Christie's Murder Mysteries Are Like Bedtime Stories

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts

“If you could order a crime as one orders dinner,” detective Hercule Poirot asks in Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, “What would you choose?...

A Body in Kentucky: The 30-Year-Long Mystery of "Tent Girl"

The Lineup | Posted 09.07.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons In May 1968, a well digger named Wilbur Riddle traveled along U.S. Route 25 in the Kentucky backwoods, collecting gla...

We're Now Running Out Of Titles For JonBenét Ramsey Specials

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment

The cute blond kid with the frilly name found brutally murdered in her family’s wealthy Colorado suburb on Dec. 26, 1996, is getting one more primet...

One Idiot Does True Crime

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.01.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

One Idiot: This Murder A Real Murder Did you love "Serial" and "Making a Murderer"? Well, good news: another young woman was horribly murdered! Join ...

7 Fascinating Books That Will Turn You Into a True Crime Junkie

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.15.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf From Serial to The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the true crime genre has seen a recent renaissance ...

The Case Of JonBenét Ramsey Is About To Be All Over TV Again This Fall

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment

This fall, one of America’s most infamous unsolved murders will be back on our televisions in more ways than one. The case of JonBenét Ramsey ― ...

The Boston Strangler: How One Man Charmed His Way into Women's Homes

The Lineup | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Photo Credit: Murderpedia In 1963, Boston was in the clutches of a phantom serial killer, who had already claimed the lives of 11 women. Known as the...

Summer's Surprising Hit Podcast: My Favorite Murder

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I'll stop whispering now. There is a new podcast, hosted by comedians Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff, and it's all about true crime. It is unabashedly for the folks who would rather stay home Saturday nights and watch 48 Hours.

The Joy of Killing: Good, Evil, And Everything Justifiable In Between

Catherine Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Catherine Goldberg

View post on imgur.comThe paperback edition of The Joy of Killing was released recently, but I wouldn't recommend taking Harry Maclean's first stab at...

No Beast So Fierce: The Book That Got a Man Released from Prison

The Lineup | Posted 06.01.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Photo taken from Education of a Felon: A Memoir via St. Martin's Press By: Orrin Grey You may know him as Mr. Blue from Quentin Tarantino's ...

Who was the Boston Strangler?

The Lineup | Posted 05.25.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Albert DeSalvo. Credit: Murderpedia By: Orrin Grey It is one of the most famous cases of serial murder in American history. Yet the criminal investi...

The Unsolved DeFoor Family Murder of 1879

The Lineup | Posted 05.03.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Wikimedia Commons By: Orrin Grey At 6 o'clock in the morning on July 26, 1879, Martin Walker passed his grandparents' homestead outside Atla...

Review: Dancing on Her Grave: The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl by Diana Montané and Carolina Sarassa

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Linda Langton, my agent, sent me this book, knowing full well I'd be hooked by a well-written, nail-biting, true-crime story. It's scheduled to becom...

JonBenét Ramsey Murder Case Will Be Re-Examined In True Crime Series

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.08.2016 | Entertainment

The '90s are so in right now, and that goes for the murder cases that dominated the headlines of the decade, as well. According to The Hollywood Repor...

True Crime May Be Trendy, But Sword and Scale Isn't Going Anywhere - Part 1

Andrew Reilly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Reilly

True crime. It's a cultural fascination, an obsession. Like a trainwreck, it's difficult to look away. There's something about delving into the deepest darkest recesses of human nature that we find compelling.

Empathy for the "Devil:" Exchanging Introspection for Outrospection

Lysa Heslov | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

It's hard to believe, but we are already almost three months into a new year. Did you make any resolutions for 2016? If so, you're not alone: each tim...

The Unsolved Killing of Margaret Martin

The Lineup | Posted 03.21.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Wikimedia Commons By: Elisabeth Tilstra It was 1938 in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and Margaret Martin was 19 years old. She had just graduated ...

Before 'Serial,' Two Women Set Out To Bring True Crime To Podcasts

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Arts

Maya (not her real name) opens the third episode of "Criminal" describing a guy she had a crush on as a student at NYU: tall, muscular, good at basket...

Is Our Obsession With True Crime Morally Irresponsible?

Molly Fosco | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

I don't know if we'll ever pinpoint all the reasons why true crime has become such a sensation, but as we inevitably continue to indulge ourselves, we must make sure we consider that real people experienced a significant loss in every single one of these stories.

The Serial Killer Next Door: Sam Smithers

The Lineup | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Courtesy of the Author By Fred Rosen I first found out about serial killer Sam Smithers from a source in Tampa. She tipped me, and I investi...