True Crime Short Stories —
As I do my research in the dark dusty archives trying to find exciting stories of the scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, I often come upon feature stories about interesting crimes and criminal personalities in Sunday magazine sections. They’re not enough for an entire episode, so I’ve strung a few of them together for you.
The first two are of a piece:
— Murder for $2.45, which tells of how a newsboy finds the clue to solving a professional, sorta, murder, while …
— The Waitress and the Death Row War Hero ties in the murder of a theater tycoon with a bit of romantic intrigue.
— Following that, Love and the Counterfeiters is an exciting tale of counterfeiters and double-crossers in the old school Italian mob.
— The next article is titled, When The Ouija Board Spelled “DADDY MUST DIE”, the tragic story of a teenage girl falling into her mother’s web of betrayal and murder.
— And finally, from the classic pages of Master Detective magazine, I give you comes Phantom in the Window: The Murder of Mary Louise Stammer, a heartbreaking tale of another teenager.