Murder Behind Closed Doors


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