The Secret Of Wolf’s Creek

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The Case Of The Hanging Dog

Episode 221 comes from the pages of the classic True Detective Magazine, May 1945, the story of a missing man, a murdered dog, and a decomposing body found in the swamps of Northeastern Ohio.



  • Incidental music courtesy podcastmusic.com
  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Lizzie Nutt’s Sad Experience

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Murders Of Honor

Episode 197 gives us not one, but two murders arising over the defense of a young lady’s reputation. The Pennsylvania trials garnered national attention and the great orator Indiana Senator Daniel Voorhees served as counsel for the defense in the second trial, delivering a remarkable 100-minute closing speech. The highlights are excerpted near the end of this tale, adapted from a trial pamphlet published shortly after its conclusion.



  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Some incidental music by Chuck Wiggins
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Life, Confession And Atrocious Crimes Of Antoine Probst

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The Cruel Murder of the Deering Family

Episode 177 is adapted from an 1866 trial pamphlet published in Philadelphia. One of the earliest expressions of true crime in print, trial pamphlets were often embellished from newspaper accounts of the case and, like this one, a bloody mass murder on a farmer’s family just after the Civil War, were released within days of the final disposition.

Courtesy of Cornell University Law Library, Trial Pamphlets Collection
Some images via The Library Company of Philadelphia

Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Whispers Of The Devil

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Life, Crimes and Confession of Bridget Durgan

Episode 141 conveys the confession of an Irish immigrant, young but hardened by life, who after getting fired from her housekeeping job, resolves to murder her mistress. Once she gets the idea in her head, she can’t let it go. Adapted from a sensational pamphlet published in 1867, the first act is purported to be a confession penned by the culprit’s own hands, and the second part… well, let’s just say it’s not gonna end well for Bridget Durgan.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Additional Music by Chuck Wiggins
Media Management by Sean R. Jones
Production Assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Flight of the Red Rose Murderer

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The Minot Redemption

This classic potboiler from the pages of True Detective Mysteries Magazine concerns a party of sailors landing in a private speakeasy in the San Pedro Harbor during prohibition. Told from the perspective of a detective on the case, this is a tale of sin and redemption, of an escape from justice and ill-fated love, and the efforts of an amateur sleuth in discovering the fugitive.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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