True Crime

The Van Accident That Nearly Killed Stephen King

My first books: collections of short stories. I had Night Shift and Nightmares & Dreamscapes. It wasn’t until I got Insomnia for Christmas that I really fell headlong for King’s writing style. My first books: collections of short stories. I had Night Shift and Nightmares & Dreamscapes. It wasn’t until I got Insomnia for Christmas that I really fell headlong… Read more →

Cobain's Death

[Podcast] Kurt Cobain’s Death: Was it Suicide or Murder?

On April 8, 1994, an electrician looking to install a security system at Kurt Cobain’s Seattle, WA residence saw what he thought was a mannequin through a greenhouse window. Upon further inspection, he came to regard the figure as a human being, and a few minutes later, unknowingly made one of the most profoundly disturbing discoveries in rock-n-roll history. Kurt… Read more →

The Black Dahlia

‘Hollywood and Crime’ Podcast Discusses ‘Black Dahlia’ Murder In-Depth

The Black Dahlia murder has to be one of the most fascinating true crime cases of the last…ever. I mean, there’s so much to pick through for fans of unsolved mysteries. It’s a classic story about the underbelly of Hollywood: Elizabeth Short moves to LA in hopes of becoming a star, and instead she gets dumped on the side of the… Read more →

Steve McNair's Death

Titan Fall: The Horrific Story of NFL Star Steve McNair’s Death

Saturday, July 4, 2009. A relatively quiet Independence Day for the US. The Statue of Liberty crown reopened after being closed for 8 years due to the attacks on the World Trade Center. North Korea tested ballistic missiles of their own to rattle the saber of their military at the United States, but nothing extraordinary. Seemed like it would be… Read more →

the killing season

Co-Creators of The Killing Season Talk True Crime, Serial Killers, and Meaningful Art

‘The Killing Season’ on A&E is one of the most engrossing true crime documentary series I have ever watched, and I was lucky enough to interview the series creators, Rachel Mills and Josh Zeman. We discussed their experiences investigating the Long Island Serial Killer, the Daytona Beach Serial Killer, and the Chillicothe, Ohio murders. In making ‘The Killing Season,’ Josh… Read more →

Cliff Burton

To Live is to Die: The Tragic, Accidental Death of Cliff Burton (1986)

Anyone who knows me should be aware that I LOVE Metallica. (I’ve even name-dropped them in the Rolson McKane novels.) What’s weird is that the death of Cliff Burton was something I had to mourn retroactively, well after the event. See, I came to Metallica, really, when the Black Album was released. My stepbrother owned Master of Puppets, and I would jump… Read more →

The 10 Most Evil Serial Killers Apprehended Since 2000

True Crime is seriously hip right now. With the Emmy-nominated miniseries The People Vs. OJ Simpson, the Amanda Knox documentary, and the competing JonBenet Ramsey shows flooding our TV screens, tales of brutal homicides are very chic. You can’t throw a stone without hitting an unsolved murder case, and we fans of true crime are reaping all the benefits. Though… Read more →