Sunday Magazine #9

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Two Crazed Gunmen

Episode 154 brings us two tales of two fellows who find their lives out of control, and try to get it back, the wrong way.
“A Lifetime Of Hate: Thomas Fay Redfern’s Revenge.” After nearly 20 years of stewing about how one man did him wrong, at least in his own mind, a Louisville, Kentucky, native comes home to get his revenge. The second act, “George Yerigan Shoots Up the Place,” tells the story of a man whose troubles actually began on the battlefields of France. He brings back many war souvenirs, and a good case of shell shock.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Widow’s Theme” by Chuck Wiggins, commissioned.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Sunday Magazine #8

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–-

Three Lady Conspirators

“Bathsheba Spooner’s Well Of Secrets: The First American Murderess”

In which, the daughter of an exiled Loyalist would become the first woman tried for murder in the newly formed United States of America.
Here’s some information on the The Spooner Well.

“The Strange Crime Of The Merry Widow Of Bicester”

This story takes us to battle-torn England during World War II, when as if there wasn’t enough death and suffering, a jealous mistress plots to take out her man’s wife.

“Tiny Error Of The Wily Widow”

We are transported to the plains of the Dakotas and another plot to get rid of a wealthy husband for a younger man.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Harpsichord Concerto no. 1 in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, courtesy of musopen.org.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Sunday Magazine #7

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Four Freaky Tales

Spider Attic Ghost Killer:

The truly bizarre tale of a man who stalked an elderly couple by living in their attic, sneaking down to forage meals from their fridge.

The Texas Candy Bar Murders:

The coroner called it suicide, but others questioned how the young mother-to-be shot herself in back of the head.

The Nurse and Her Nagging Aunty:

Another botched suicide when someone other than the suicide ends up dead.

The Dissection of Antoine Le Blanc:

The story of an immigrant who within months of getting off the boat plots a murder before he learns the language. He was from France, or Switzerland or somewhere. His punishment will make your skin crawl. To find out more, visit Weird New Jersey.

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

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Sunday Magazine #6

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

The Bigamist And Her Murderous Husband

The Sweetwater Double Homicide

First up is the sordid tale of a love octangle or some such, when the suspiciously widowed husband of a girl married five times without a divorce gets fed up with the legal harassment from his wife’s elderly suitor–yeah, that’s not gonna end well.
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The Storybook Taxi Bandit

Murder At 8:13

This action-packed tale begins with a fidgety stranger walking into an Indiana cafe, soon followed by an interstate manhunt.

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Stalking The Tiger Girl

The Bandit Queen of 1927

And our finale “Stalking The Tiger Girl,” tells of a Los Angeles detective’s pursuit of a sassy, auburn-haired hold-up artist, who suddenly found repentance–after her arrest.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Additional Music by audionautix.com and from public domain piano rolls converted to midi
Media Management by Sean R. Jones
Production Assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Sunday Magazine Number 5

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories —

A Pair Of Chilling Confessions

“The Confession of ‘Texas Jim’ Baker” & “The Vampire of Dusseldorf”

The first half of episode 132 is a first person account of the crimes of James “Texas Jim” Baker, who is said to have killed, usually by poison, nine men around the world. His gleeful rendering of his story was published after his capture in 1930. The second half is culled from a pair of Sunday magazine articles that includes copious quotes from the sworn confession of the man dubbed “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” as told in court.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata performed by Paul Pitman, courtesy musopen.org
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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