Sunday Magazine #14

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Episode 165

Murder by Dynamite

An explosion in the men’s room of a department store sets off a wave of copycats, including one plot to murder a young lawyer by boobytrapping his car with dynamite.

Terror in La Paz

Our first trip to South America in the story of a clever serial killer and master of disguise with his mind set on strangling as many pretty young girls as he can.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Transcendental Etudes: Harmonies du Soir” by Franz Liszt, performed by Andreas Xenopoulos; “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt performed by the U.S. Navy Band, courtesy musopen.org
“Tinta Verde” by Augustin Bardi and “Cobade” by Antonio de Bassi performed by Bert Alink, and “Don Perez Freire” by Agustin Barrios Mangore performed by Edson Lopes, courtesy musopen.org
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Search for the Desperado Will Harris

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Scourge of Sugar Creek

Episode 164 we ask the rhetorical question, “Will the real Will Harris please stay in jail?” It seems Will Harris was the go-to non de plume for a number of Southern scoundrels around the turn of the 20th century. At times that the press is confused, the police are confused, and the town folk are confused, shedding doubt on whether or not they have THE real desperado, or an imposter, or just another desperado by the same name.

Vocabulary:
Persiflage: light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter.
Smilax: a climbing asparagus, the decorative foliage of which is used by florists

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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