Murder Ballads: Love, Lust, and Legend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Perhaps the only thing Americans love more than the story of a murder is a song about one. Many of our readers know the...

Behind the Scenes: Atlanta’s Missing, Murdered & Lost Children and the story of...

On Sunday, April 5, HBO premiered a new documentary series on the Atlanta Child Murders: a terrifying period between 1979 and 1981...

Murder in the Adirondacks: Murderer Jean Gianini and the Insanity Defense

In 1914, Poland, New York, was a picturesque slice of small-town America. But that innocence was shattered with the shocking...

Can You Crack This Mad Murderer’s Secret Code?

Henry Debosnys: madman? Genius? Murderer? The truth, incredibly, is still out there. A pictographic language inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics. A...

Did a Mysterious Witch Murder Pirate Sam Bellamy?

Golden-haired maiden. Radiant young mother. Seasoned jailbreaker. Feared outcast. Talented healer and sympathetic goodwife—and last but not least, murderous witch. In her years upon this...

Bad Blood: The Murder of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

Previously on Crime Capsule, we took a look at what happens when the dead begin to speak: when DNA evidence helps to...
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What Happens When The Dead Begin To Speak?: Cracking the Tina Faelz Cold Case

It was almost the perfect crime. Stabbed forty-four times, sixteen-year-old Tina Faelz had been murdered in a tucked-away blind spot of Pleasanton, California, her body...

Murder in Woodstock & the Mechanic who bested law enforcement

Self-taught Sherlock: Woodstock's Amateur Detective In his book Woodstock’s Infamous Murder Trial: Early Racial Injustice in Upstate New York,...

Seattle’s Lost Serial Killer Gary Gene Grant

In 1969, the body of a young woman was discovered in the woods of Renton, Washington rocking the communities along...

1896 Unsolved Murder in California and the lone suspect’s surprising escape

When we think of getaway cars, certain famous images spring to mind: Bonnie and Clyde’s rickety jalopy, for instance. Or a sleek...

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Birmingham’s Foot Soldiers for Justice

A tribute to foot soldiers in the Birmingham movement is on the plaque and in the scene depicted in this sculpture...
“Rose Veres was known in her Delray neighborhood for keeping a tight leash on her boarders, treating them like her own children. Author’s collection.”

Burn Her Anyway: The (Wrongfully Convicted) Witch of Delray

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. If only that were true for so many women...

American Nazis: Homegrown Traitors in World War II

Meet Dale H. Maple: native of California, top of his class, Harvard graduate. A precocious student with an IQ over 150. Fluent...