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Episode 12: "Stick Of Dynamite"

Listen to part 12 of Vince Ciacci’s MOBSHOT below.

Caution: Explicit language, descriptions of violence and sexual activity 6 more words


Closing Time

Page turner about the 1973 murder of a schoolteacher on New York City’s Upper West Side by a troubled drifter. I haven’t read the book or seen the film Looking for Mr. 414 more words


The Michigan Murders

I was surprised when I got this to see that it was originally published in 1976. From what I understand, it’s a backlist title from the publisher that’s just been published in ebook format. 556 more words


Heaven Knows Who

Although this was a little bit difficult to get into in the beginning, it’s worth sticking with for an interesting story by the end. Written in the 1960s about a murder case already a century old, forensic science and technology were worlds ahead even by then, not to mention the advancements we have today. 524 more words


Somebody's Daughter

A journalistic account of prostitution and trafficking out of Nova Scotia in the early ’90s, mostly centered on underage cases. The author tells detailed stories about how several of the women fell into prostitution and horribly damaging and senseless relationships with pimps, and these personal elements made a strong impact. 266 more words


Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

Interesting, quickly readable history with some modern interpretation of an officially “unsolved” Victorian murder. A teenage maid was murdered and the son of her former employing family is suspected and tried for it, police make some big mistakes, witnesses misremember, societal tensions, some pretty damning evidence, no other obvious suspect, a twist here and there…all the elements for good true crime! 265 more words


The Boston Strangler

I know I have to take a break from true crime sooner or later, but this kept getting recommended as a good example of the genre, and then I noticed a newly released ebook version from Open Road Integrated Media on Netgalley. 425 more words