Edmund Pearson’s “The Third Passenger”


A reading from the pioneers of true crime as a literary genre.

Or, What’s in That Package, Mr. Wainwright?

In this episode, I’m bringing you another story from Edmund Pearson, a late nineteenth/early 20th century true crime writer, a librarian by trade, who rose to fame with his account of the Lizzie Borden trial.
In this episode, he tells the story of an 1875 murder in old London town, which makes this my first episode involving a foreign crime. I have a lot of listeners in England, so let me know if you’d like to hear more stories from across the great pond.

Music by Chuck Wiggins