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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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Introducing the victims and perpetrators responsible for California's most notorious shootouts, lynchings, and assassinations, this account shows how homemade justice is never black-and-white. In relating these histories, this discussion also analyzes how and why Hollywood storylines almost always follow the same skewed and unrealistic arc in which the bad guys abuse the good guys, the good guy take the high road until the bad guy has gone too far, and the good guy picks off the bad guys, one by one, in an increasingly dramatic fashion. CALIFORNIA JUSTICE: Shootouts, Lynchings and Assassinations in the Golden State-David Kulczyk
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On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum, 24, sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn't breathing and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was leaving him. But family and friends... more

On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle, and Christe Rogers were found floating in the serene waters of Tampa Bay, Florida. They were stripped below the waist, bound, and tied to concrete blocks. They were going on vacation! It was a... more

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Jeff Mudgett is the great, great grandson of America's most shocking serial killer-H. H. Holmes. Jeff Mudgett was previously on True Murder talking about his book Bloodstains and his discovery of memoirs of H.H. Holmes which led to... more

Veteran radio broadcaster and Edgar award-winning author Burl Barer and famed attorney Don Woldman created True Crimes Uncensored on Outlaw Radio in 2008. Don left the program in 2011 but has reunited with Barer for a 2012... more

Casper, Wyoming:1973. 11 year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18 year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a hand. But they were anything but... more

Female prostitutes from the East Side of Vancouver were disappearing and yet police had made no arrests. One police oficer stated that a serial killer was on the loose and yet officially the police didn't think so. People came forward with... more

Now that Joshua Komisarjevsky has been sentenced to death we revisit my interview with author Brian McDonald as we discuss In The Middle Of The Night. The affluent suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, seemed like the perfect place for... more

On December 28, 2000, the city of Philadelphia experienced the worst mass murder in its three hundred year history. Ten people were viciously gunned down in a dilapidated crack house in the Mill Creek section of West Philly. The... more
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