A Hatchet in her Handbag

PULP NONFICTION —

A reading from the pioneers of true crime…

The Murder Of The Butcher Pops Wagner

This episode Sweet 16-year-old Lena Theresa Neinstedt, known as Terry, a pretty eighth-grade dropout with a habit of stealing government checks out of neighborhood mailboxes. A wild child of the streets of New York, young Terry also had a habit of carrying a knife — to keep the wolves from pawing her, she said. When she lost the knife, she discovered a small hatchet around the house that fit nicely in her patent leather handbag. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well.
This story comes from the pages of the classic Master Detective magazine, April 1946.

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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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Mother Chose Murder

PULP NONFICTION —

A reading from the pioneers of true crime…

The Cleveland Kaber Conspiracy
By Marjorie Wilson

Back in the golden ages of newspapers, it was common for them to publish serialized novels of romance, adventure and intrigue, but true crime serials were not quite so common. But here is a novella-length story published in 19 chapters in five parts by newspapers in 1921 when Eva Kaber was standing trial for leading a plot to murder her invalid husband. It’s a crazy, crazy story of Italian assassins, fortune tellers, and Pinkerton detectives conspiring with amateur spies to bring an elaborate murder plot to light.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Incidental music by the Marine Corps band courtesy of museopen.org and Chuck Wiggins
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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