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WILTW: Grim Fairy Tales Can Come True

(Warning: mutilation/murder of children)

“Oh, Granny, your teeth are tremendous in size!’/’They’re to eat you!’ — and he ate her!”

Growing up, my mother would tell me a gruesome story. 633 more words

Brain Burp

KILLING GOLDFINGER ... by Wesley Clarkson

Even if it seems faintly indecent to make such comparisons, British gangsters and crime bosses have usually paled into insignificance when compared to their transatlantic cousins. 504 more words

REVIEWS

Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog is one of those movies that I remember coming out when I was younger and was too young to see.  I remember watching the trailer for Clerks 2 over and over again for whatever reason.   561 more words

True Crime done right

The ‘true crime’ genre comes with a lot of baggage – lurid covers, dehumanised killers and pulpy writing all too often neglect reality. But done right true crime books can offer insight into the worst humanity has to offer (and satisfy our… 403 more words

Non-fiction

Book Review: Adnan's Story by Rabia Chaudry

Adnan’s Story
The Search for Truth and Justice After “Serial”
Rabia Chaudry
St. Martin’s Press, August 2016
ISBN 978-1-250-08710-2
Hardcover

I am so glad that I read this book, but at the same time, I almost long for my ignorance.  259 more words

Full Reviews

An Experienced Woman

When Judge Smith sentenced Aimee Meloling to serve three years in San Quentin Prison for burglary, she commented, “May your honor’s heart soon be as soft as your head.” Aimee might have rejoiced at getting a lighter sentence than her husband, Albert Webb Meloling, known as “A.W.” He was ordered to serve five years in Folsom Prison for the same crime. 515 more words

1900s

For Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, a Case Becomes Personal

As a young law-school intern, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich left the august halls of Harvard for Louisiana, where she was assigned to a firm specializing in defending clients facing the death penalty.  1,111 more words

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