Sunday Magazine #4

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories —

A Trio of Pernicious Characters: A Murderer, A Bigamist, And A Bank Robber.

First up, a frightful scream in the night leads police to gruesome torch slaying and a scandalous love triangle in “Murder by Fire” by Brandon Wright, from the pages of the classic pulp magazine Master Detective.
At the 39-minute mark, we have “The Abominable Mr. Yelverton,” a cheeky tale by Edmund Pearson, one of my favorite early true crime writers, tells the story of a British aristocrat caught in a bigamy scandal.
And finally, at precisely the one-hour mark, “The American Exchange Bank Robbery” by Cleveland Moffett, another of our Pulp Nonfiction favorites, comes from the files of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. They got the money back, they know who did it, but mysteries still abound.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
The Colonel Bogey March by Kenneth Alford, performed by the U.S. Navy Band, courtesy musopen.org. The Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, performed by the Musopen Symphony.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Sunday Magazine #3

True Crime Short Stories —

As I do my research in the dark dusty archives trying to find exciting stories of the scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, I often come upon feature stories about interesting crimes and criminal personalities in Sunday magazine sections. They’re not enough for an entire episode, so I’ve strung a few of them together for you.

The first two are of a piece:
— Murder for $2.45, which tells of how a newsboy finds the clue to solving a professional, sorta, murder, while …

— The Waitress and the Death Row War Hero ties in the murder of a theater tycoon with a bit of romantic intrigue.

— Following that, Love and the Counterfeiters is an exciting tale of counterfeiters and double-crossers in the old school Italian mob.

— The next article is titled, When The Ouija Board Spelled “DADDY MUST DIE”, the tragic story of a teenage girl falling into her mother’s web of betrayal and murder.

— And finally, from the classic pages of Master Detective magazine, I give you comes Phantom in the Window: The Murder of Mary Louise Stammer, a heartbreaking tale of another teenager.

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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