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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

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On August 16, 1982, an unidentified attacker brutalized and strangled Maggie Hume at her apartment in Battle Creek, Michigan. The daughter of a beloved local football coach, her seemingly senseless murder sparked intense scrutiny that lingers today. Award-winning author Blaine Pardoe and his daughter, Victoria Hester, crack open three decades of material on this mysterious tragedy, exposing dark secrets and political in-fighting that tore at the Battle Creek legal system for years. Compiled from documents, videos and interviews, this book presents the facts and clues of the case to the public for the first time. THE MURDER OF MAGGIE HUME-Cold Case in Battle Creek-Victoria Hester and Blaine Pardoe
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