The search for the Long Island Serial Killer, who investigators believe killed 10 people and left their bodies along a beach highway starting in 2010, is heating up. Nancy Grace assembled an all-star panel of experts on the case, including Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Murder Mystery.”
“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is now a national radio show, heard on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 132, five times a day. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iTunes and Google Play.
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From Criminal Minds to American Crime Story, In Cold Blood to Killers of the Flower Moon, Serial to My Favorite Murder, it is no secret that Americans have a serious true crime obsession, but there is one particular area of the subject we can’t get enough of: serial killers. Whether we are watching real criminal investigations play out on the news, listening to journalists try to solve cold cases on a podcast, or reading the most popular true crime books from the comfort of our own homes, it is clear that we are absolutely hooked on true crime. Luckily, there’s plenty of material to keep us interested.
According to recent data from Scribd, a reading subscription service that offers access to books, audiobooks, magazine articles, Americans aren’t just casually reading true crime, but are in fact obsessed with serial killer stories. Based on their reader
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Some people are fascinated by true crime and murder, especially one man in Lee’s Summit who dedicated his van to it.
“I looked over and I saw this clown on it, and I go: ‘No way is that what I think it is. There’s no way I saw that on the side of this van,'” said true crime enthusiast and Lee’s Summit resident Samantha Gaither.
But it wasn’t just any clown, but Pogo the Clown, the alter-ego of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
So Gaither obviously had to take a picture.
“I put it on the My Favorite Murder Kansas City Page, and it just went crazy,” she said. “Everybody was like, ‘Oh my God, this is insane.’ It’s hilarious. It’s so funny, and it’s just wild.”
My Favorite Murder is a comedy podcast. It has hundreds of thousands of fans that
SCITUATE – Crime novel enthusiasts got a taste of what real police work looks like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true crime story of an unsolved 1988 serial killer investigation.
“I think it’ll be interesting to read this compared to what you see on TV, just to see the actual processes,” said Jeannie Boyce of Scituate.
Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 listeners Sunday at Scituate Town Library.
The book, published in September, describes the case, in which eleven women went missing from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along the highways in
Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.
What’s it about?
Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.
A lesbian couple and their two children were brutally murdered earlier this month in upstate New York. RadarOnline.com has learned through reports that the vile crime mirrors the 2014 killing of a nearby family. Investigators are now searching for the alleged serial killer responsible for the murders.
According to a report, the victims – identified as a mother, her two young children and her lesbian partner – were found dead in their Troy home this Tuesday. They were bound and slit at their throats.
Troy Police Chief James Tedesco told Albany Times Union that “There are indications at the crime scene that this was not a random act.”
“After being in this business for almost 42 years, I can’t describe the savagery of this. I don’t have the word,” he added, speaking of the horrific killings.
As the continue to investigate,
Crime fiction may be a genre traditionally associated with men, but whodunnits by female authors offer a unique insight into criminal psychology. Laura Silverman meets the women making a killing in a cut-throat world
Helen Fields , 47
Helen Fields, 47, was a barrister for 13 years, before leaving the law in 2006 to look after her children. She writes Scottish police stories with straight-talking detectives and dashes of violence. Her debut crime novel Perfect Remains came out in January; Perfect Prey was published in July and Perfect Death will be published next month. She lives in Hampshire with her husband David, who runs a film production company, and their three children, aged seven, 11 and 13.
Thirteen years as a
Reece, who is serving a 60-year sentence in Oklahoma for kidnapping a teenage girl two months before Cox went missing, led police to a Brazoria County field, where they found Cox’s remains as well as those of 17-year-old Jessica Cain. Cain went missing in La Marque, south of Houston, a month after Cox vanished.
Reece has also been charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnson of Oklahoma and 12-year-old Laura Smither of Friendswood, both of whom went missing in 1997. He is currently awaiting trial in Johnson’s case.
Cox’s disappearance baffled those who knew her, as well as authorities. She was both book smart and street smart, Bynum said, and had a 2-year-old daughter she loved. There was nothing to suggest she would run away.
The day she went missing, Cox got locked out of her car and used a payphone to call her boyfriend to bring a spare key. When he arrived 30 minutes later, Cox’s car
Every town has its secrets. Some terrifying. Some unspeakable.
In the classic David Lynch crime thriller Blue Velvet, behind the facade of homogeneous small town tranquillity lurked in monsters, heartache and pain.
Go to Podunkville anywhere and eventually you’ll get the 411 on dirty secrets and bad people.
Blue Velvet took place in Lumberton, N.C.
During the past six months, real life has begun imitating art with three young women dead and two more vanished off the face of the earth.
Severing Lumberton — about 100 km over the state line from Myrtle Beach — is I-95, the main Interstate artery on the U.S. eastern seaboard. It runs from the Canadian border to Miami.
For years, the FBI behavioural science unit has believed cold-blooded killers in the guise of truckers have been plying their vile