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Tonya Blust
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Win a copy of "Bath Massacre" by Arnie Bernstein
To celebrate Historic True Crime's 1,000+ "likes" on Facebook, we're having a giveaway! By far, the most-read article on this blog has been the one about the Bath School Disaster , which took place in Bath, Michigan in 1927. So, for this giveaway we're offe...

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True Crime Case File: Frankie Silver
NAME: Frances "Frankie" Silver CRIME: Murder LOCATION: Burke County, North Carolina DATE: December 22, 1831 STATUS: Executed -------------------- In 1833, Frances "Frankie" Silver paid the ultimate price---hanging---for the murder of her husband, Charlie, t...

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August Releases in Historic True Crime
It may be hot outside, but the stories you'll find in August's list of new historic true crime releases are even hotter. Check out the books with which you'll be stocking your shelves throughout the next few weeks. Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an Ameri...

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Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal , by Harold Schechter (August 4, 2015) "In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, on...

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True Crime Mystery: The Death of Billy Woodward
VICTIM: William Woodward, Jr. MYSTERY: Was his death an accidental shooting or murder? LOCATION: New York City DATE: October 31, 1955 OFFICIAL RULING: Accidental -------------------- When journalists deemed William Woodward, Jr. to be the "most eligible ba...

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True Crime Mystery: The Death of George Reeves
VICTIM: George Reeves MYSTERY: Was his death suicide or murder? LOCATION: Los Angeles DATE: June 16, 1959 OFFICIAL RULING: Suicide -------------------- Early in the morning of June 16, 1959, a gaggle of
partygoers was boozing and chatting in the Los Angeles...

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June releases in historic true crime
Outside, the skies are sunny, but summer is still a perfect time to delve into the darker side of human nature. Following are new releases in historic true crime for the month of June. A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia's Most Seduc...

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Alex the Head Bandit
Shop : Alex the Head Bandit Category : Accessories Location : Ann Arbor Discount: Use the code MICHMAKES to save 20 percent on your order! -------------------- My hair is a blessing and a curse. Long, curly strands that on the right day and in the right we...

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True Crime Tales: The Bath School Disaster
Note: Portions of this post originally appeared in my blog, My Michigan , which details unique people, places, and events in the Great Lakes State. -------------------- America's worst school-related mass murder took place on May 18, 1927 in the sleepy com...

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Interview: Nathan Gorenstein, author of "Tommy Gun Winter"
One of my most recent true crime reads was " Tommy Gun Winter " by Nathan Gorenstein. Subtitled, "Jewish Gangsters, a Preacher's Daughter, and the Trial That Shocked 1930s Boston," this book delivers on all the scandal its tagline promises, and then some. I...
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