THE SERIAL KILLER’S APPRENTICE

April 15, 2024

Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. was only fourteen when he first became entangled with serial rapist and murderer Dean Corll in 1971. Fellow Houston, Texas, teenager David Brooks had already been ensnared by the charming older man, bribed with cash to help lure boys to Corll’s home. When Henley unwittingly entered the trap, Corll evidently sensed...

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THE COURAGE TO FACE COVID-19

April 8, 2024

At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Peter McCullough was a highly regarded practicing physician, program director, teacher, and clinical investigator at a major academic medical center in Dallas, Texas. When COVID-19 arrived in March, he felt a duty to find a treatment for the disease. He wasn’t alone. Other doctors all over the world were...

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KILLING TIME WITH JOHN WAYNE GACY

March 25, 2024

John Wayne Gacy raped, tortured, and murdered 33 boys and young men, burying most of them in the crawlspace under his Chicago home. Karen Conti was in high school at the time watching the bodies being removed on the television news. Fourteen years pass. Through a twist of fate, Conti, now a young and inexperienced attorney, is...

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THE MEANING OF MALICE

March 18, 2024

Sandra Bridewell was a beguiling Dallas socialite in the seventies and early eighties. Her first husband was a prominent dentist who was found shot to death in their home in 1975. The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide. Her second husband, Robert Bridewell, developed the Mansion on Turtle Creek—the first property of Rosewood Hotels and...

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WOMEN WHO MURDER

March 11, 2024

From historical accounts to modern cases, explore the captivating psychology behind these killer women, unraveling their motives and unveiling the dark complexities of human behavior. The fair sex. We’ve often heard this clichéd expression being used to refer to women. Although it has become increasingly outdated, the mindset still exists that women are the gentle...

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THE BERMAN MURDERS

March 4, 2024

At daybreak on January 6, 1986, a couple on a camping trip in the Mojave Desert set out for a stroll and never returned. The local sheriff’s office eventually discovered that Barry and Louise Berman had been murdered. As years passed and the double homicide remained unsolved, the Berman case spawned speculation and conjecture. Despite...

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FILTHY MURDERS OF YE OLDE ROCHESTER

February 27, 2024

In the late 1800’s in Rochester, New York, Monroe County—there were 5 sensational murders. The first story is about the home invasion murder of a young wife and mother. Her body was found in the cellar, a flour sack tied tightly around her neck, and her skirt hiked up. At first, of course, the husband...

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ZENITH MAN

February 19, 2024

Was this small-town TV repair man “a harmless eccentric or a bizarre killer” (Atlanta Journal Constitution). For the first time, Alvin Ridley’s own defense attorney reveals the inside story of his case and trial in an extraordinary tale of friendship and an idealistic young attorney’s quest to clear his client’s name—and, in the process, rebuild...

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A MURDER IN HOLLYWOOD

February 12, 2024

From the outside, Hollywood starlet Lana Turner seemed to have it all―a thriving film career, a beautiful daughter, and the kind of fame and fortune that most people could only dream of. But when the famous femme fatale began dating mobster Johnny Stompanato, thug for the infamous west coast mob boss Mickey Cohen, her personal...

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THE EDGE OF DOUBT

February 5, 2024

In the tight-knit community of Lorain, Ohio, a whirlwind of horror swept through as unsettling allegations surfaced – a trusted bus driver and her alleged companion accused of shattering the innocence of preschoolers in the respected Head Start program. The verdict? Life-long prison sentences that would cast a shadow over a community, and initiate an untiring quest...

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STARKWEATHER

January 29, 2024

On January 21, 1958, nineteen-year-old Charles Starkweather changed the course of crime in the United States when he murdered the parents and sister of his fourteen-year-old girlfriend (and possible accomplice), Caril Ann Fugate, in a house on the edge of Lincoln, Nebraska. They then drove to the nearby town of Bennet, where a farmer was...

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THE COLONIAL PARKWAY SERIAL KILLINGS and ALAN WADE WILMER SR.

January 22, 2024

In their book, A Special Kind of Evil: The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings, authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester wrote about Alan Wade Wilmer, Sr., who was the prime suspect in the 1988 disappearance and murders of Richard Keith Call and Cassandra Hailey. He was under police survellance and fit the profile the F.B.I. had developed. An expert...

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MISTRESS OF LIFE AND DEATH

January 15, 2024

By the time of her execution at thirty-six, Maria Mandl had achieved the highest rank possible for a woman in the Third Reich. As Head Overseer of the women’s camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, she was personally responsible for the murders of thousands, and for the torture and suffering of countless more. In this riveting biography, Susan...

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KILLERS AMIDST KILLERS

January 8, 2024

Best-selling author, cohost of the hit podcast The Murder Squad, and true-crime investigative journalist Billy Jensen goes to Columbus, Ohio, where he examines the unsolved cases of 18 dead and missing women whom he suspects were the victims of serial killers on the loose and operating under cover of the opioid epidemic in America’s heartland.In Chase...

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WRECKING CREW

January 8, 2024

Updated 5th Anniversary Edition Including Exclusive Interview with Steve Avery In 2016-17, while working for the USA TODAY NETWORK’s Wisconsin Investigative Team, author John Ferak wrote dozens of articles examining the murder case against Steven Avery, who had already beaten one wrongful conviction only to be charged again with the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. This...

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MONSTER MIRROR

January 2, 2024

Chances are, you’ve already met the Son of Sam in movies, documentaries, books, etc. May I introduce you to David, a fellow human being with familiar vulnerabilities? The monster you met in print collides with the man I met in person. Irrefutably, the precious lives he ended scream from the graves about his barbarism. Yet, my 100...

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MURDERABILIA

December 11, 2023

From veteran true crime master Harold Schechter comes a unique look into the history of crime told through the dark objects left behind. The false teeth of a female serial killer from 1908, the cut-and-paste confession of the Black Dahlia killer, the newly cracked cipher of the Zodiac killer, the shotgun used in the Clutter...

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THE ASSASSINS OF YOUTH-Part 2

December 3, 2023

In 1937 U.S. drug czar Harry Anslinger claimed that Marijuana was the Assassin of Youth, connecting Marijuana use to pychosis, rape and murder. It began a wave of years of Marijuana hysteria, with harsh sentences imposed for users and dealers. The hysteria was clearly still evident in the mid-80’s. Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club was a...

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MY LIFE OF CRIME

November 13, 2023

Erin Moriarty, a CBS News journalist for three decades, has been a correspondent on “48 Hours” since 1990. In addition to reporting for “48 Hours,” Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including “CBS Sunday Morning,” “CBS Mornings” and the CBS News Streaming Network. Her reporting has earned Moriarty virtually every major...

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CONVICTING A MURDERER

November 6, 2023

CONVICTING A MURDERER unveils the shocking truth behind one of the most controversial criminal cases in history. In Netflix’s MAKING A MURDERER docuseries, which had 100 million viewers, Steven Avery was portrayed as an innocent victim of corrupt law enforcement, but theres more to the story than what we were shown. CONVICTING A MURDERER is narrated by Candace Owens who...

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THE ASSASSINS OF YOUTH

October 30, 2023

On Halloween morning, 1984, 17 year-old Scott Christopher Dove left home in his car heading to classes at high school and disappeared. 8 days later his abandoned car was discovered behind the psychiatric hospital, across the street from the high school. Evidently he had been abducted. On December 1st, 30 days after he had disappeared,...

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MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE

October 23, 2023

In 1931, San Diego’s idyllic image as a beach town with peaceful suburbs concealed a harrowing reality: a series of unsolved crimes targeting women, fueling fear and vulnerability. MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE tells the tragic and true stories of three women murdered early that year: Virginia Brooks, Louise Teuber, and Hazel Bradshaw.Local law enforcement, out-of-town criminologists, and...

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MURDER IN A SUNDOWN TOWN

October 9, 2023

In Murder in a Sundown Town, author Alexandra Kitty looks at the shocking 1968 homicide of Carol Jenkins, a sweet and resilient 21-year-old woman stabbed in the heart on her first day on the job selling encyclopedias in Martinsville, Indiana. What seemed to be an easily solved homicide turned into a four-decade cold case and...

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WHILE IDAHO SLEPT

October 2, 2023

Just after 4:00 am on November 13, 2022, four University of Idaho students were viciously stabbed to death in an off-campus house. The killings would shake the small blue-collar college town of Moscow, Idaho, dominate mainstream news coverage, and become a social media obsession, drawing millions of clicks and views. While a reticent Moscow Police...

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