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ArdiAlspach
May 15 2017

Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest

If you’re looking for a quick bit of interesting true crime and don’t have time for the long docuseries that have become popular lately, look no further that HBO’s newest, Mommy...
CrimeHQ
May 11 2017

Who Killed Sister Cathy? Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Latest True Crime Documentary, The Keepers

The Catholic Church. Sexual abuse. A murdered nun. Netflix’s new 7-part docuseries, The Keepers: Who Killed Sister Cathy?, explores the intriguing and frustrating cold case of the murder...
AdamCWagner88
May 4 2017

Munchausen by Proxy: Exploring HBO’s Upcoming True Crime Documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest

The latest HBO true crime documentary deals with a very strange and often baffling disorder: Munchausen syndrome by proxy. An offshoot of Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy sees a caregiver—often...
CrimeHQ
April 20 2017

Mapping the Mad Bomber of New York City

Especially prescient in today’s times, Michael Cannell's Incendiary whisks us through the streets of Manhattan—to Grand Central, Times Square, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall—where...
LanceC
March 30 2017

Operation Antiquity: From Thailand with Love

A crowd gathered outside the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, on the morning of January 24, 2008. They weren’t museum junkies; they were federal agents raiding the place. By the end...
KevinFlynn
March 16 2017

How We Compiled The New York Times Book of Crime

I’ve had a good amount of exposure to crime as a journalist, which influenced how I approached a task like editing The New York Times Book of Crime. But, of course, like all of us, my first...
KristenHoughton
February 23 2017

Crimes of the Century: Leopold and Loeb

Compulsion, a novel written in 1956, details the true story of a murder that gripped the nation back in the Roaring Twenties—1924 to be exact. “The Crime of the Century,” screamed...
SherylScarborough
February 16 2017

Forensics: Where Science Meets Faith

An apt description of forensic evidence: “…This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses...
LanceC
February 9 2017

Gray Market: Crime and the Art Market by Riah Pryor

Crime and the Art Market by Riah Pryor brings together the author’s direct experience from both fields to present an accessible, informative, and realistic overview of art crimes in...
ArdiAlspach
February 2 2017

Review: The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe

The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe is a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense where a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and...
CrimeHQ
January 26 2017

Q&A with Claudia Rowe, Author of The Spider and the Fly

Claudia Rowe is a current reporter for the Seattle Times that spent 5 years in correspondence with serial killer Kendall Francois—a man convicted of killing eight sex workers and piling their...
ArdiAlspach
January 19 2017

Review: HBO’s Beware the Slenderman (2017)

I want you to go back in time for a moment and try to remember when you were twelve. You would have been in the fifth or sixth grade then, and if your childhood was anything like mine, you'd...
CrimeHQ
January 12 2017

5 Cold Cases Finally Solved

There's no such thing as the perfect crime. Sure, some cases go unsolved. But these 5 cold cases prove that you should never give up hope. Advancements in technology, guilty consciences—you...
CrimeHQ
January 5 2017

5 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

With the success of the podcast Serial and the HBO documentary The Jinx, several networks are getting into the true crime game. In addition to a couple of Netflix Originals, the popular streaming...
BradRicca
January 3 2017

True Crime and Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

This is how a story starts: In 1917, on the day before Valentine’s Day, eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger left her family’s apartment to do some errands around their Harlem neighborhood....
DirkRobertson
December 15 2016

Review: Not Just Evil by David Wilson

For readers of true crime sagas like Tinseltown and Little Demon in the City of Light comes a chilling account of a murder that captivated the United States in the 1920s. The subtitle for David...
DavidWilson
December 8 2016

True Crime: Fact vs. Fiction

Read this exclusive guest post from David Wilson, author of Not Just Evil: Murder, Hollywood, and California's First Insanity Plea, and make sure you're signed in and comment below...
CrimeHQ
December 1 2016

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s New True Crime Documentary: Beware the Slenderman

What drives two twelve-year-old girls to stab a mutual friend nineteen times and leave her for dead? What could possibly fill young and innocent minds with such cold blood and carnage?  HBO’s...
CrimeHQ
November 3 2016

True Crime Documentaries: Where to Watch Online

While the true crime documentary has exploded in popularity, it is not a particularly new phenomenon. There are thousands of true crime documentaries—some good, some bad, some unwatchable—out...
LanceC
October 27 2016

Van Gogh Goes to Italy: Oil and Cocaine Do Mix

In December 2002, two burglars broke into the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They didn’t use helicopters or lasers or any of the stuff art thieves use in the movies; they climbed a...
CrimeHQ
October 20 2016

21 Disturbing Serial Killers

We’ve all heard of Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy—but serial killers have been living among us, haunting our dreams, and making sure we lock our doors...
DavidCranmer
October 13 2016

Media or Murder? Netflix’s Amanda Knox

Did she get away with murder? Or did she simply get caught in the line of fire? Don’t expect answers to such direct questions from this Netflix Original Documentary.  Key people...
AdamCWagner88
October 6 2016

5 of the Worst Wrongful Convictions

It's frustrating to be wrongfully accused of anything, but I can't imagine sitting on trial, hearing the judge read a guilty verdict, knowing all the while that you're innocent. With...
CrimeHQ
September 29 2016

Amanda Knox: Netflix’s New True Crime Documentary

The popularity of true crime stories continues to rise, and it looks like Netflix might have struck it big again with their new feature-length documentary, Amanda Knox. Centered on the wrongful...
CrimeHQ
September 22 2016

5 Lesser-Known Unsolved Murders

Unsolved murders can be frustrating—not only to those directly involved, but to the world at large. We like to think the world works under some form of justice and retributive control. Even...
CrimeHQ
September 14 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 13, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the...
DirkRobertson
September 8 2016

Review: Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder by Gerry Spence

Police State: How America's Cops Get Away with Murder by Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system in this true crime account from the legendary “country...
CrimeHQ
September 1 2016

4 Serial Killers You’ve Never Heard Of

Serial killers, for reasons better or worse, tend to gain all sorts of fame—from the fear to the hunt to the trial, we are fascinated with these real-life monsters who commit unspeakable...
CrimeHQ
August 25 2016

5 Incredible Prison Escapes

Human beings can get pretty creative when backed into a corner—or locked in a cage. While not everyone has to crawl through a river of shit to come out clean on the other side, some pretty...
CrimeHQ
August 23 2016

What Is Your Favorite True Crime Series?

Reading about a fictional murder in a mystery novel doesn't resonate the same way that exploring the details and evidence of a real-life homicide does. In true crime, we can't just close...