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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.
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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

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English


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THE KILLER ACROSS THE TABLE-Mark Olshaker

5/14/2019
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The FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas, has studied and interviewed many of America’s most notorious killers—including Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader—trained FBI agents and investigators around the world, and helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in The Silence of the Lambs and the hit television shows...

Duration:01:06:25

THE LAZARUS FILES-Matthew McGough

5/8/2019
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A deeply-reported, riveting account of a cold case murder in Los Angeles, unsolved until DNA evidence implicated a shocking suspect – a female detective within the LAPD’s own ranks. On February 24, 1986, 29-year-old newlywed Sherri Rasmussen was murdered in the home she shared with her husband, John. The crime scene suggested a ferocious struggle, and police initially assumed it was a burglary gone awry. Before her death, Sherri had confided to her parents that an ex-girlfriend of John’s, a...

Duration:01:07:58

DEATH ON THE RIVER-Diane Fanning

5/2/2019
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In Death on the River, bestselling true crime author Diane Fanning recounts a tragic kayak accident that left one man dead—and his fiancée arrested for his murder. A DREAM GETAWAY. A REAL-LIFE NIGHTMARE... It seemed like the perfect romantic afternoon: a kayaking trip for two on the Hudson River. But it ended in tragedy when beautiful, blonde Angelika Graswald called 911 to report that her fiancé, the handsome and athletic Vincent Viafore, had fallen into the choppy frigid waters....

Duration:01:02:21

I AM JESSICA-Jessi Toronjo and Jamie Collins

4/28/2019
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A SHOCKING 1989 QUADRUPLE FAMILY MURDER AND THE LITTLE GIRL LEFT BEHIND TO TELL THE STORY. As a child, I was known as "Jessica Pelley." When I was nine, I went to a sleepover at a friend's house for the weekend. While I was away, my entire family was murdered. I would spend the next 30 years fighting, crawling, and clawing my way through the darkness. This wasn't just a national news headline, a cold case, or a true crime show. It was my family. And my life. I was the broken little girl left...

Duration:01:01:43

Pardonable Matricide-Tobin T. Buhk

4/24/2019
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In January 1889, as London constables hunted for Jack the Ripper and theaters around the world presented theatrical renditions of the Jekyll and Hyde story, Jackson, Michigan, Police Captain Jack Boyle searched for the murderer of Mary Latimer. This book follows Captain Boyle to the bordellos of gaslight-era Detroit—populated by madams, pimps, prostitutes and gamblers. It describes the investigation that led him to a pharmacist that prowled the streets, akin to a real-life Jekyll and Hyde....

Duration:01:11:15

ALICE & GERALD-Ron Franscell

4/19/2019
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Would you kill for love? True-crime master Ron Franscell tells the grisly story of Alice and Gerald Uden, a loving couple who murdered at least four people, and live happily ever after--while cops try for decades to piece together a petrifying tale of murder and secrets. The appalling details are made even more vivid by the author's familiarity with the Wyoming times and places that formed the backdrop of his national bestseller The Darkest Night. In 1974, Alice, a desperate young mother in...

Duration:01:13:50

THE HOT ONE-Carolyn Murnick

4/10/2019
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A true-crime, coming-of-age story with a tragic twist: a New York editor’s quest to uncover the truth about the brutal murder of her wild and seductive friend in a “riveting…and thoughtful examination of how we grow up and apart. As girls growing up in rural New Jersey in the late 1980s, Ashley and Carolyn had everything in common: two outsiders who loved spending afternoons exploring the woods. Only when the girls attended different high schools did they begin to grow apart. While Carolyn...

Duration:01:01:44

THE MOORS MURDERS-Ian Brady and Myra Hindley-Alan R. Warren

4/5/2019
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It was in Manchester, England in 1965, when the police were called to a possible crime scene at the residence of Ian Brady and girlfriend Myra Hindley. What they found in the upstairs spare bedroom were the remains of 17-year-old Edward Evans, who had been cut into pieces with an axe. After an investigation and search, the police found two suitcases that were full of graphic pictures and a videotape of a young 10-year-old girl, Lesley Ann Downey who had been missing for months. The pictures...

Duration:01:10:17

DEAD IN THE WATER-Penny Farmer

3/26/2019
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This is a study of the brutal torture and murder of the author's brother and his longtime girlfriend 40 years ago. In July 1978, two bodies were found in the sea off the coast of Guatemala and proved to be the remains of Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton, respectively a medical graduate and a law graduate, aged 25 and 24, from Greater Manchester. They had been beaten, tortured, and killed, their bodies weighted down and dumped in the sea from the yacht on which they had been crewing. For nearly...

Duration:01:25:17

MURDER! 12 SHOCKING TRUE CRIME STORIES-Rod Kackley

3/20/2019
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Murderers. Homicidal Maniacs. Serial Killers. The police who put them behind bars. A mother kills her children one by one. A teenage girl runs away from home for Spring Break and never returns. Rumor has it; the alligators devoured her body after a gang rape. A loving couple starts killing prostitutes on Sunset Strip. How many hookers will have to die? A man electrocutes his wife. Was it murder or a sexual fetish that went wrong? For the first time ever, 12 of Rod Kackley's shocking true...

Duration:01:11:34

UNSOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME CASES UNCOVERED-Amber Hunt

3/14/2019
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Ever wondered who murdered JonBenét Ramsey, or who terrorized San Francisco as the Zodiac Killer? Puzzled over the notorious Black Dahlia murder, or the mysterious Long Island Serial Killer case? This true crime book makes you the detective, investigating some of the most infamous unsolved cases of the 20th and 21st centuries. Crime scenes, crucial evidence, witnesses, and persons of interest are clearly and concisely presented, along with essential details and clues, so you can judge for...

Duration:01:13:56

YOU HAVE A VERY SOFT VOICE, SUSAN-Susan Fensten

3/5/2019
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This is not a typical story of Internet stalking. It is an unusual case of friendship and deception so pitiless and unyielding that it opened a door to Hell into the author’s life. This is an unforgettable story for today’s digital world driven by social media in all of its permutations and cruelest forms. The story begins with Susan Fensten’s online search for her father’s family, a search that soon turns into a two-year frightening odyssey of internet stalking and threats when a posting...

Duration:01:40:26

THE GRINDR SERIAL KILLER: STEPHEN PORT-Alan R. Warren

2/26/2019
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In today’s world where meeting people for the purpose of having sex with a simple click on your phone, a new type of gay sex called ‘Party N Play’ or ‘Chemsex’ has become all the rage in the mainstream. Several young gay men were being found dead, appearing to have overdosed on the favorite sex drugs used at these chemsex parties, in a city church yard in east London. Was this what the metro police claimed it was, “a sex drug overdose," or was there something more going on here? It would...

Duration:01:04:04

ISDAL WOMAN. Life and Death.Norway's Biggest Mystery-Lauren Robinson

2/21/2019
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This is a true life and death mystery. A case that dates back to November 1970. A time before cell phones, CCTV cameras, Tightened border security, DNA... Although this strange and haunting cold case occurred in Bergen, Norway, in theory, it could be solved by anyone, from anywhere in the world. Because no-one knows where the woman came from. The woman appeared from nowhere - she travelled around with many false identities - and she died in a remote valley in what looked like a classic case...

Duration:01:05:46

BURNED: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't-Edward Humes

2/12/2019
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Was a monstrous killer brought to justice or an innocent mother condemned? On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. Though the fire at first seemed a tragic accident, investigators soon reported finding evidence proving that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricaded her four-year-old son inside a closet to prevent his escape. Though she insisted she did nothing wrong, Jo Ann Parks...

Duration:01:26:12

UNDER THE TRESTLE-Ron Peterson Jr.

2/5/2019
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“Under The Trestle” is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history. In 1980, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, a Radford University freshman, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night. She was never seen again. Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle bridging the New River, with blood in the trunk. The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Former Virginia Tech football...

Duration:01:17:53

UNDER THE TRESTLE-Ron Peterson Jr.

2/5/2019
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“Under The Trestle” is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history. In 1980, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, a Radford University freshman, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night. She was never seen again. Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle bridging the New River, with blood in the trunk. The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Former Virginia Tech football...

Duration:01:17:23

FRUSTRATED WITNESS-Willis Morgan

1/31/2019
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On July 27, 1981, six year old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida and later found decapitated. The horror of the event would change America forever and bring about much needed changes to child protection and safety laws. Willis Morgan was at the Hollywood Mall on the same day. It was there he had an unnerving encounter with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, just before Adam went missing. However his witness statements about...

Duration:01:38:48

FRUSTRATED WITNESS-Willis Morgan

1/30/2019
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On July 27, 1981, six year old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida and later found decapitated. The horror of the event would change America forever and bring about much needed changes to child protection and safety laws. Willis Morgan was at the Hollywood Mall on the same day. It was there he had an unnerving encounter with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, just before Adam went missing. However his witness statements about...

Duration:01:38:19

THE DEPRIVED-Steffen Hou

1/24/2019
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Thousands of Americans have been convicted and sentenced to death for crimes they never committed. Some have even been executed despite their innocence. The Deprived is a true crime book that tells the stories of Americans who have been sent to death row simply because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time. The book looks into the murder cases, investigations and trials that put them on death row, and describes what life is like when you are exonerated after decades in the death...

Duration:01:12:32