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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/

Shreveport true crime TV show renewed for second season

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Former Shreveport Police Department Detective Rod Demery is the focus of a new show on Investigation Discovery, “Murder Chose Me,” which premieres Feb. 15. Each episode will examine a case worked by Demery in Shreveport.
(Courtesy Discovery Communications)

A true crime television show highlighting past murder cases in Shreveport has been renewed for a second season on Investigation Discovery. 

Deadline, an entertainment industry online magazine, reports that 10 new episodes of “Murder Chose Me” will premiere in 2018.

The series focuses on former Shreveport Police Department homicide

Read more at: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2017/06/29/shreveport-true-crime-tv-show-renewed-second-season/439101001/

‘The Coroner’ will return for a second season; here’s what you can expect

Dauphin County’s coroner will share even more details from his forensic investigations when “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead” returns next month.

The Investigation Discovery program’s second season will premiere 10 p.m. Monday, July 17, according to a news release. Each episode details a forensic investigation that Graham Hetrick was involved in in the last 26 years that he’s served as Dauphin County’s coroner.

Hetrick recounts each case starting from the moment that he’s called to the scene of a crime, according to the news release. He details “every aspect of his investigation until he determines the cause of death and, ultimately, helps law enforcement deliver justice for the victim and their (sic) family.”

The program also has dramatic re-enactments and interviews with those who were directly involved with the case.

The premiere episode of the upcoming season is titled “First Cut is the Deepest,” which is about the stabbing

Read more at: http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/06/the_coroner_will_return_for_a.html

Investigation Discovery Premieres Second Season of I AM HOMICIDE, 6/6


Investigation Discovery Premieres Second Season of I AM HOMICIDE, 6/6

Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading destination for true crime programming, announced today the return of its hit series I AM HOMICIDE for an all-new season. Retired Charlotte Mecklenburg County detective Garry McFadden is an officer unlike any other. As one of America’s most dedicated detectives, he immerses himself on every street corner to protect and serve the community he has devoted his life to defending. Over his career, McFadden has solved nearly 700 homicide cases, resulting in a 90-percent success rate with the investigations he pursues. But he uses his street smarts, and most importantly his relationships within the community, to forge a deep connection that goes beyond the search for the perpetrator. His dedication to the pursuit of justice is equally as important as the lives of the families he has vowed

Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discovery-Premieres-Second-Season-of-I-AM-HOMICIDE-66-20170510

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES 2017 IDCON – SECOND ANNUAL ID FAN CONVENTION COMING TO …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES 2017 IDCON – SECOND ANNUAL ID FAN CONVENTION COMING TO NYC ON MAY 20

— Tickets for #IDCon2017 Go on Sale Friday, April 7 at 9am With All Proceeds Donated to the Silver Shield Foundation –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – The ultimate Investigation Discovery fan experience is back! Promising to be an event to-die-for for true crime fanatics everywhere, IDCON is taking fans behind the yellow tape of their favorite network. With access to ID’s beloved on-air personalities, sneak peeks of upcoming programming, an insider view into well-known crimes and a chance to show-off their investigative skills and true crime knowledge, this is a can’t-miss event for ID’s loyal viewers. The second annual IDCON returns to New York City on Saturday, May 20 from 10am-5pm at the Altman Building – an iconic space in

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/04/06/investigation-discovery-announces-2017-fan-convention-idcon-on-may-20-in-nyc-860510/20170406id01/

‘Killing Fields’ wraps up second season with Louisiana arrest

Law enforcement officers from the Iberville and Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s offices surround suspect Tommy Francise’s rig at a Crowley truck stop. Guns drawn, they shout for him to exit the vehicle, the camera zooms in on Francise’s face and then …

“Next week on ‘Killing Fields,’ the announcer says.

The web has been tightening around Francise for most of the sophomore season of “Killing Fields,” Discovery Channel’s first true crime series. Iberville authorities believe the Plaquemine man shot Curtis “Cochise” Smith to death in 1991, stuffed Smith’s body into a 55-gallon drum, weighed it down and dumped it into Bayou Pigeon. They also believe he is responsible for the murder of George Barrett Jr. in 2002.

The series, shot in real time, focuses on remote areas across the country where killers stash their victims. It has been shadowing the cold-case Smith killing this season. It also continued with the case reopened in Season

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/movies_tv/article_faa09712-f483-11e6-9275-03f3395216a4.html

‘The Coroner’ renewed for a second season

Good news for fans of Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick’s new reality show; it’s coming back.

Hetrick revealed on twitter that “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead” has been picked up for a second season.

The show on Investigation Discovery examines real local cases and how Hetrick used forensic science to uncover evidence in the case.

“It’s taking homicide with another perspective to it,” Hetrick said.  “We’re not running around catching bad guys or anything else. We’re just speaking for the dead.”

Production for season two is underway now. The ten new episodes will begin airing this summer.

Read more at: http://abc27.com/2017/01/25/the-coroner-renewed-for-a-second-season/

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Killing Fields’ Prepares to Re-Examine a Second Cold …

In addition to the unsolved homicide of Eugenie Boisfontaine, Killings Fields is taking a closer look at another cold case: the disappearance of Curtis “Cochise” Smith, a young black man from Iberville Parish, Louisiana, who went missing in 1991.

Interest in the case is reignited when the Louisiana State University FACES lab reveals it has forensic evidence that a 25 to 30-year-old black man was inside a barrel first found in 2005 just a few hours outside Iberville Parish. And ET has your first look at the episode as detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo as well as forensic experts examine the eerie contents of the barrel, including body imprints in the cement.

MORE: ‘Killing Fields’ Season 2 Finds Links to Other Unsolved Cases

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/exclusive-killing-fields-prepares-examine-145000743.html

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Killing Fields’ Prepares to Re-Examine a Second Cold Case

In addition to the unsolved homicide of Eugenie Boisfontaine, Killings Fields is taking a closer look at another cold case: the disappearance of Curtis “Cochise” Smith, a young black man from Iberville Parish, Louisiana, who went missing in 1991.

Read more at: http://www.cbs8.com/story/34225346/exclusive-killing-fields-prepares-to-re-examine-a-second-cold-case

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Killing Fields’ Prepares to Re-Examine a Second Cold Case

In addition to the unsolved homicide of Eugenie
Boisfontaine, Killings Fields is taking a closer look at another cold
case: the disappearance of Curtis “Cochise” Smith, a young black man from
Iberville Parish, Louisiana, who went missing in 1991.

Interest in the case is reignited when the Louisiana State
University FACES lab reveals it has forensic evidence that a 25 to 30-year-old
black man was inside a barrel first found in 2005 just a few hours outside
Iberville Parish. And ET has your first look at the episode as detectives Rodie
Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo as well as forensic experts examine the eerie
contents of the barrel, including body imprints in the cement.

MORE: ‘Killing Fields’ Season 2 Finds Links to Other Unsolved Cases

“When you see the fact that somebody that was encased in
concrete — a human

Read more at: http://www.etonline.com/tv/207064_killing_fields_examines_second_cold_case/