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So there I was naked and in handcuffs.

It was 7 am.

Having only fallen asleep an hour earlier, I had not really thought to dress myself when the loud banging had occurred at the door. 1,860 more words

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this day in crime history: march 6, 1970

On this date in 1970, members of the Weather Underground accidentally detonated a bomb they were constructing in a Greenwich Village, NY townhouse. Three members of the group, Terry Robbins, Theodore Gold and Diana Oughton, were killed in the blast. 94 more words

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Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi, "The Monster of Florence"

“Out of the Everest of evidence in the Monster case, Giuttari had pried out a few pebbles that he felt supported his new theory. First, Lotti had made an offhand statement, ignored at the time, that “a doctor asked Pacciani to do a few little jobs for him.” For Giuttari, this revived the old suspicion that a doctor was responsible for the killings— this time not as the killer himself, but as a mastermind. 333 more words

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Mini review: “The Million-Dollar Wound” by Max Allan Collins (audiobook version)

This is the third part of the “Frank Nitti” trilogy that kicked off the long series of books featuring Chicago PI Nate Heller.  This time he has just returned from military service in the  276 more words


Savage Harvest:

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
by Carl Hoffman
2014 / 323 pages
read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m… 111 more words


this day in crime history: march 4, 1944

On this date in 1944, it was the big adiós for Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and two of his henchmen. Lepke Buchalter and Albert “Mad Hatter” Anastasia ran the stable of killers that the media of the day tagged “Murder, Incorporated.” Buchalter, along with Murder, Inc. 61 more words

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‘The Hid Works of Darkness’: The Mysterious Death of John Schaw and the Paisley Witches

The Reverend Law attributed many strange events to the hidden works of darkness, i.e., to the works of Devil or his servants, witches. The unearthly death of John Schaw of Bargarran in winter was no exception. 996 more words