Mother Chose Murder


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 and Chuck Wiggins
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun


A Family of Outlaws: The Reckless Reno Gang


From the Pinkertons: A Detective Dynasty by Richard Wilmer Rowan

After the Civil War, the Reno Brothers explored a new way to rob trains that inspired the James and Younger gangs. But even the wild and wily Reno brothers were no match for Allen Pinkerton and his detectives. Although it takes place in Indiana, this story has the trappings of a tale of the Old West: Daring robberies, fugitives from justice, clever arrests, and a final showdown in the county jail.

(Feature image of Allan Pinkerton courtesy wikicommons)