True Crime Short Stories --
As I do my research in the dark dusty archives trying to find exciting stories of the scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, I often come upon feature stories about interesting crimes and criminal personalities in Sunday magazine sections. They’re not enough for an entire episode, so I’ve strung a few of them together for you.
The first two are of a piece:
-- Murder for $2.45, which tells of how a newsboy finds the clue to solving a professional, sorta, murder, while ...
-- The Waitress and the Death Row War Hero ties in the murder of a theater tycoon with a bit of romantic intrigue.
-- Following that, Love and the Counterfeiters is an exciting tale of counterfeiters and double-crossers in the old school Italian mob.
-- The next article is titled, When The Ouija Board Spelled “DADDY MUST DIE”, the tragic story of a teenage girl falling into her mother’s web of betrayal and murder.
-- And finally, from the classic pages of Master Detective magazine, I give you comes Phantom in the Window: The Murder of Mary Louise Stammer, a heartbreaking tale of another teenager.
Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
I’m True Crime Historian Richard O Jones signing off for now