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‘Lady Killers’: Chicago Author Explores Lives of Female Serial Murderers

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History takes a look at 14 women who didn’t stop at one murder, or two, or three … Fourteen serial killers throughout history.

Chicago’s own Tori Telfer looks at their origins and motivation, their rationale. Perhaps even more important, she looks at how they were seen. How does society view women who are cold-blooded killers? Differently than men. Let’s start there. We caught up with Telfer with just a few questions in anticipation for her book launch at Women and Children First, Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

JB: “I believe we have to laugh and shudder in order to understand our own human history, which is partially an inheritance of death. Recoiling from crime

Read more at: http://rebelliousmagazine.com/chicago-author-explores-lives-female-serial-murderers/

The demise of a killer: How murderous fiance of author … – Daily Mail

The killer fiance of author Helen Bailey tried to cover up his callous crime by employing calculated delay tactics in police interviews – but later saw his calm exterior crack when he was arrested for her murder, a new documentary reveals.

Ian Stewart, 56, drugged and smothered the writer before dragging her body into a foul sewage pit below the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, in a chilling plot to inherit her £4million fortune. 

Helen was found in the cesspit hidden deep below their garage in July last year, three months after Stewart claimed his fiancee had apparently disappeared after leaving him a note saying she ‘needed some space’. 

Alongside her was her beloved dog Boris, who Stewart had mercilessly lured into the pit and buried alive because he feared the faithful pet might lead police to Helen’s body.

In Investigation

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4902804/Expert-reveals-Helen-Bailey-s-killer-hid-guilt.html

The demise of a killer: How murderous fiance of author Helen Bailey tried to hide his guilt by using delay tactics …

The killer fiance of author Helen Bailey tried to cover up his callous crime by employing calculated delay tactics in police interviews – but later saw his calm exterior crack when he was arrested for her murder, a new documentary reveals.

Ian Stewart, 56, drugged and smothered the writer before dragging her body into a foul sewage pit below the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, in a chilling plot to inherit her £4million fortune. 

Helen was found in the cesspit hidden deep below their garage in July last year, three months after Stewart claimed his fiancee had apparently disappeared after leaving him a note saying she ‘needed some space’. 

Alongside her was her beloved dog Boris, who Stewart had mercilessly lured into the pit and buried alive because he feared the faithful pet might lead police to Helen’s body.

In Investigation

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4902804/Expert-reveals-Helen-Bailey-s-killer-hid-guilt.html

YA author Martin Wilson takes a page from true crime genre for second novel

From FX’s American Crime Story anthology and Netflix’s The Keepers to the 2016 Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight, the resurgence of TV specials surrounding the murders of people including JonBenet Ramsey and Natalee Holloway, and numerous podcasts, true crime stories are at an all-time pop culture high.

Enter Martin Wilson and his sophomore novel We Now Return to Regular Life. The publicist for publisher Ecco, a HarperCollins’ subsidiary, found partial inspiration for his fictional YA drama in a real-life abduction. Here, 14-year-old Sam has just returned home after being abducted three years prior. Told from the perspectives of Sam’s older sister, Beth, and his friend, Josh — the last two people to see him before he vanished — the story traces the ordeal’s impact on his family, community, and Sam himself.

EW talked to Wilson about the controversial dilemmas raised in the book, his real-life inspiration, and depicting a part of the South

Read more at: http://ew.com/books/2017/08/01/ya-author-martin-wilson-true-crime-we-now-return-to-regular-life/

Crime show looks at Columbus’ ‘Stocking Stranglings’ with ‘Big Eddy Club’ author – Columbus Ledger

Welcome to Columbus, Ga., home of the “Stocking Strangler,” and perhaps a plot to pin the serial killings on an innocent man.

That may be what viewers will see Monday in an episode of “Vanity Fair Confidential,” which airs at 9 p.m. EST on the cable crime channel Investigation Discovery.

A film crew visiting Columbus interviewed journalists and others familiar with the series of rapes and stranglings that terrorized the city from September 1977 to April 1978.

In 1986, Carlton Gary was convicted in three of the seven murders, though prosecutors maintained he committed them all, as well as other rapes and assaults.

The show is based on work by David Rose, author of “The Big Eddy Club,” which casts doubt on Gary’s guilt and alleges prosecutors hid evidence of his innocence.

Rose is a British freelance writer.

Here is the online pitch for this episode:

“Seeds of Doubt by David Rose: For six months, a serial

Read more at: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article132295504.html

Author Bashed Teen With Bottle Over Negative Book Review

A self-published author has been convicted in an assault involving a teenager who had left a negative review on something he had written. Investigation Discovery’s Crimefeed reports that 28-year-old Richard Brittain admitted to his actions in a case that is getting a lot of attention on social media, which has saved him from having to go through a lengthy trial.

The incident reportedly took place in October, 2014, — more than a year ago. However, the 28-year-old U.K. man entered a guilty plea in court this week, and is now awaiting sentencing. Since he has admitted to his crime in court, the details have been published, which is why the case is getting so much attention right now.

The Daily Mail reports

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/2558873/author-bashed-teen-with-bottle-over-negative-book-review/