Episode 28: Watching the Detectives, Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series My Writing

Have you ever considered knitting? There’s no corpses in knitting, BeeGee. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime case of the missing person Maura Murray. Missing Maura Murray Podcast at Apple Podcasts the statement of the website of the podcast and soon-to-be documentary […]

Episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories

Halloween, 2017 Contributing podcasts Creepy Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children Murder Road Trip Evil Podcast The Trail Went Cold Encrypted Podcast 36 Times Moms and Murder True Crime Island Cold Case Notes Bless This Mess Mad Scientist Podcast Minds of Madness Music used in episode Kevin McLeod Aesis Surrain Paolo Messere Kiddycar

Episode 24: The Bell Tale Heart

  Ranker: 15 Bizarre Facts About the Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Westminster Hall and Burying Ground E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore: Results of Tests on the Hair of Virginia and Edgar A. Poe: Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Uranium, […]

Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror writing: neurological reflections on an unusual phenomenon by G. D. Schott Philip Henry, 4th Earl of Stanhope Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of Cleveland, neé Stanhope   Referenced and quoted Lost Prince: […]

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through a Prism of Color by Letha A. See The Color of Crime: Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment and Other Macroaggressions by Kathryn Russell Further recommended reading Sins […]

Halloween Teaser

Episode 27 Teaser: mega episode coming Monday to usher in Halloween. My friends and I are bringing you a group episode full of urban legends, true ghost stories, creepy pastas, and perhaps even the creepiest of true crime stories. If you are a podcast fan, I guarantee you listen to several of the participants. If […]

Review: Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Profilic Serial Killer

This book is not for everyone. The authors are very honest about what Kermit Gosnell, and what Gosnell did went far beyond abortion. He murdered and decimated. If you are uncomfortable with Ed Gein’s story, do not read this book, for Gosnell was the same type of hoarder. This book was finely investigated, so I […]

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series My Writing

 And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich in frustrations, many of which they could not even name. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives   As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime […]

Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate’s smile —Cyndi Lauper, “Sally’s Pigeons” The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing March 2, 1996 while traveling to Charlottesville, VA from Baltimore, MD; found May, 1996 Julianne Williams and Laura “Lollie” Winans: murdered May, 1996 in Shenandoah National Park Anne McDaniel: missing […]

Episode 8: Toxic Doxology

Toxic Doxology Filicide: Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk Recommended books on mothers mentioned Beyond All Reason: My Life With Susan Smith by David Smith My Daughter Susan Smith by Linda H. Russell with Shirley Stephens Susan Smith: Victim or Murderer by George Rekers Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting […]

Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book

…and a true crime mystery from Carla’s past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting in episodes, bemoans the dentist appointment that makes this episode short (but 1 of 2 this week!), and reads you a Scottish folktale explaining how evil was loosed unto the […]

Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Paranormal

First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272 ​official Facebook page official website: how to be a volunteer how to make investigation reservations as well as reservations for historic tours about the santatorium at Troy Taylor’s Prairie Ghosts USS North […]

Documentary Review: Tabloid

Errol Morris is the master of the quirky documentary. So much love. Just watched Tabloid–it’s about a woman who stalked, kidnapped and raped a male Mormon missionary. It’s also about those same two people having an epic love story the likes of Romeo and Juliet and Brother Sun, Sister Moon. It just depends on who you […]

Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series My Writing

Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations: Before the list of true crime books, I must mention this splendid novel, about a father who learns that his son might be a murderer: Defending Jacob, by William Landay   Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony: A Psychological Portrait, by […]