Murder Behind Closed Doors

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Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

Peggy Nash Tells How She Killed Her Husband

Episode 153 involves a domestic dispute, shots fired. What drew me to this story, actually, was the patience of the woman charged. Wait til you hear all of the altercations she had with this man before she finally put an end to it. I’m not justifying homicide, but… well, I’ll tell the story, you supply your own horror, outrage, and indignation. They’ll talk about a previous incident in the family history, and as a bonus, I’ve included a short story at the end that covers some of that, so stay through past the credits.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Widow’s Theme” by Chuck Wiggins, used with permission.
“Jazz Baby” by Blanche Merrill and M.K. Jerome, 1919, and “Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg, 1875, transcribed from public domain piano rolls.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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The Puppy Love Hatchet Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

Nagging Mother Killed In Her Own Kitchen

Episode 151 is the twisted little tale of a family quarrel gone extreme. There are a couple of different explanations as to how things got so heated on that July afternoon in 1936, but my take is that four beers in a 110-pound girl coming home to a chronically nagging mother with a hatchet nearby… Yeah, whether it started over dinner or a kiss or something else, that’s not gonna end well.

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

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