Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related.
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 psychiatrist Keith Ablow (highly recommended)
- Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony, by Jeff Ashton (the prosecutor–also highly recommended)
- Parents Who Killed Their Children: True Stories of Filicide, Mental Health and Postpartum Psychosis, by R. J. Parker
- for fairness’ sake: Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, by Jose Baez
- Mommy’s Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee’s Tragic Fate, by my friend Diane Fanningf
- The Casey Anthony Murder Trial, by Claudette Walker, Matrix Filia
- Outrage!: The Casey Anthony Story, by Steve Helling
- Who Is Casey Anthony?: Understanding the Motherly Motivation to Murder, by Leslie Seppinni
- Mothers Who Kill Their Children: Understanding the Acts of Moms from Susan Smith to the “Prom Mom”, by Cheryl Meyer, Michelle Oberman, Kelly White
- When Mothers Kill: Interviews from Prison, by Michelle Oberman, Cheryl Meyer
Let me know if you had read or are going to read any of these. I love discussing books! But you know that already. I’ve added all of the above to the Goodreads There Might Be Cupcakes Bookshelf.
The three-part Casey Anthony documentary that ID produced is now available digitally: 5.99 for the set of 3 in HD, 4.99 in SD, and the trailer, if you cannot decide, is a free download.
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And please, don’t forget to listen to the four-parter that moved this episode from the brainstorm list to number 2: True Crime Garage’s project on Casey Anthony, episodes 101-104: available to stream or download on all platforms via Podbean: 101, 102, 103, 104
their official site: truecrimegarage.com. Tell Nic and the Captain Carla sent ya.
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