Archive for 'Feature Stories'
That Time Nevada Executed a 17 year-old, 1944
This story is dedicated to ‘packerpil.’ Thank you for your continued support. During the summer of 1942, Lafayette, Indiana, residents experienced a six-week “reign of terror” in which fifty serious and misdemeanor crimes were committed by one or more individuals. Beginning on June 2, the crime wave included: Twenty counts of breaking into automobiles, […]
Posted: February 11th, 2022 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1940s, Execution, Juvenile, Murder, Nevada
The Most Miraculous Execution in American History (That Nobody Told You About), 1904
Dedicated to Bela Deraj who told me to get back to work! 🙂 This is a story I have wanted to write for a long time. Over the last twenty-years, I have become convinced that the internet is 10-percent original, and the rest is just a copy. Case in point: When it comes to […]
Posted: September 17th, 2021 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1900-1919, bizarre, Execution, Ohio
Abraham Lincoln wrote a True Crime Story, and it was Good!
For a few short weeks during June 1841, residents of Springfield, Illinois, were caught up in the mass hysteria of a sensational murder case that had all the elements of an Edgar Allan Poe murder mystery. Three strangers from out of town arrive in Springfield, but one of them soon goes missing. Wild rumors abound […]
Posted: August 9th, 2021 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1800s, Illinois, Injustice, Murder
The Price of His Inheritance, 1995
This story is newer than most, but it’s also better than most, in the worst ways possible. New Year’s Eve is a celebration of hope. For most, that hope is a resolve we make to begin again. To renew ourselves. To improve who we are, and be better than we were. To make resolutions, […]
Posted: May 26th, 2021 under Feature Stories.
Tags: Filicide, Greed, Inheritance, Louisiana, Murder, Patricide
Free Audiobook Sample Chapter Available
‘The Carver Family Hatchet Murders, 1930’
Last year, 2019, I was approached by former Broadway actor and audiobook narrator Charles Huddeston, who offered to narrate my two books in the Famous Crimes the World Forgot series. I’ve been approached before by other narrators, but passed on their offers for one reason or another. I’m so, so thankful that I did not […]
Posted: November 1st, 2020 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1930s, Audio, Florida
Serial Killer’s Anonymous: Chapter 4 ‒ The Mystery of the Hobo Jungles, 1950-51
Hobocidal Maniac Lloyd Gomez Killed Nine Men in 15 Months Tap or click on a thumbnail for pop-up image gallery. Hover mouse middle, right side for arrow. October 15, 1953 San Quentin Prison, California Six hundred and thirty days after he confessed to California authorities to murdering nine men between 1950 and 1951, Lloyd […]
Posted: May 5th, 2020 under Feature Stories, Serial Killers Anonymous.
Tags: 1950s, California, Execution, Murder, Serial Killer
Chapter 17 of “Vintage True Crime Stories V-1,” The Collins Case, Topeka, 1898
[September 7, 2018] Posted below for your consideration is Chapter 17 from the first volume of a new anthology series presented by HCD Publishing entitled, Vintage True Crime Stories: An Illustrated Anthology of Forgotten Cases of Murder & Mayhem, Volume I, 314 pages. The book will be released on Amazon Kindle this coming Monday, September […]
Posted: September 7th, 2018 under Feature Stories, New Books.
Tags: 1800s, Kansas, Patricide
The Fate of the Bender Family, 1873
Editor’s Note: The Bloody Benders were a family of serial killers who lived and operated in Labette County, Kansas, between 1871 and 1873. Nearly a dozen travelers who stopped at their small inn were murdered, and their bodies later found buried on the Benders’ property. The family of four disappeared before they could be arrested. […]
Posted: August 10th, 2018 under Feature Stories.
The Mysterious Murder of 15 year-old Nora Fuller, 1902
Introduction: On January 11, 1902, fifteen-year-old Nora Fuller disappeared after she left her home. She told her single mother of three that she was going to meet with a man about a job as a nanny after she found his advertisement in the local newspaper. She didn’t come home that night or the next, and […]
Posted: November 10th, 2016 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1900-1919, California, Juvenile, Murder, Mystery, Sex Crimes, unsolved
Guest Feature Story: Murder and Masonry, 1890, by Dr. Barry Morton
Special Guest Feature Story by: Dr. Barry Morton: At few times in its history has the small town of Crawfordsville, Indiana ever been more regularly in the spotlight than it was between the autumn of 1889 through November 1890. The Pettit murder trial, “the most publicized case in this period,” began with published rumors of […]
Posted: August 24th, 2016 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1800s, Indiana, Murder, Wife Killer