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    What’s Crime Capsule about?

    Our mission is to dig up true crime stories from America’s past and bring them to America’s present. Every week we publish historic true crime stories, solved and unsolved. The smoking gun. The bloodstained knife. Nothing fascinates us more than the deeds and misdeeds of our citizens that have stunned our communities and in some cases, shaped our nation. We love the wily ways that crooks just slip past the law, and we crave the stray piece of evidence that clinches a case. We hate the crimes, but wonder at the criminals: who were they? Where did they come from? What drove them to do what they did?

    We travel the country looking for the local, the weird, and the untold. We celebrate local authors who know their stuff: who are passionate about their communities, and whose long hours of research have given us amazing accounts of crime chock-full of all the gory details (often literally). It’s our privilege to bring those stories to you.

    For more about us and our partners, check out our About Us page.

    What can you expect?

    Every week, we add new true crime stories to the website, currently on a variety of topics:

    Expect new stories each week: narrative articles, rogue’s galleries, author interviews, and more. We’re only just getting started!

    How can you get involved?

    First off, sign up for our email newsletter. In addition to killer stories <groan> arriving weekly in your inbox, you’ll also receive special offers and discounts on true crime books, local history titles, and exclusive freebies.

    Second, to welcome you to the family, we’re offering a free PDF eBook about three infamous lady slayers of the past, called Murderesses. Watch out for more of these in the future—no five-fingered discount required! 

    Last, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. After that your next true crime fix will only ever be a click away. And feel free to pass our articles around to your friends—after all, at Crime Capsule, we believe the best capers are always shared.

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    If you’re not sure where to dive in, let us introduce you to some of our favorite stories thus far. Learn how a beer bottle helped solve a murder case in Vancouver, Washington. Or enjoy some good-old fashioned public corruption in Pittsburgh. Or meet some of the most dashing delinquents in all of Alabama’s history. Wherever you end up, from all of us here at Crime Capsule, thanks so much for reading—it’s a pleasure to have you behind our bars!