There is no where else in the world quite like Glasgow, and no people quite like Glasgow people. The best illustration of this is the fact that when interviewed about Fred West's connection with Glasgow the so-far only funny joke I've heard about a serial killer is told. "People ask me if the Gorbals was …
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Bible John, Creation of a Serial Killer: A Feminist True Crime Podcast
Through the decades of speculation all the focus has been on the who of the killer, not the who of the women, who were easily dismissed and almost faded into the background while the mysterious Bible John, became bigger than life in the way that unsolved mysteries often do.
On The Farm – A True Crime Book about Willie Pickton
When we hear the word farm we normally think of a beucolic idyl, of hard but satisfying work on the land. Not so for anyone who had the misfortune to be sucked into the orbit of the Pickton farm, and crimes so truely haneous that it strengthens my argument that some true crime could really …
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Unravelled: A True Crime Podcast
Once you've been consuming true crime for a while things can get, well, a bit boring. It is possible to hear the same cases again, and again, all researched from the same Wikipedia article, and as humans we crave novelty. However as a genre which has to do more than any other in terms of ethical naval gazing the search for novelty is something that has to be finely and carefully balanced with what is both legal and moral. It is this difficult high wire act where Unravelled is placing itself.
Triflers Need Not Apply: A Crime Fiction Book
Yet, when we look at the evidence over time it's likely that women have been just, if not more prolific in their voilence. A combination of using methods which have been more difficult to detect and less showy, such as posoin, combined with cultural taboo's that still exist around women, caring and motherhood which mean their violence can often not be contemplated, very weirdly leads me to conclude this is yet another area in which women's contributions have been overlooked. And as pshycologist Anna Motz says, when we deny women's violence, we deny women.
Book Review: My Sister The Serial Killer
Buy the book from the TCF bookshop here. Every so often a book will come along which is just perfectly executed. I don't often ratebooks 5 stars, but My Sister The Serial Killer deserves it. Oyinkan Braithwaite manages to pull off a story with perfect pacing, depth, fully formed characters, and which manages to be …
Audiobook review: The Phantom Prince, my Life With Ted Bundy, Updated and Expanded.
Since Ted Bundy's death by electric chair in 1989 a veritable industry has grown up around him. One I am sure he would be pretty pleased with as he was an inveterained antention-monger. Most of what the recent Bundy circus has thrown up is the realisation (yet again) that really, really good looking people can …
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True Crime Audiobook Review: Killing for Company
You can buy the book in the True Crime Fiction bookshop here. Killing for Company, by Brian Masters is a slightly different offering in the True Crime genre, but definitely one I would suggest could become part of the cannon. I picked it up after watching the ITV drama Des, which features David Tennant, eerily …
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True Crime Podcast: The Happy Face Killer
Ain't nothing happy about this. True Crime Podcasting has taken off tremendously over the last few years. It all started with the addictive Serial and now there are hundreds which are either ongoing series which look at a new, or several new cases each week, or deep dives, which forensically examine a case, or series …