Monthly Archives: August 2018

9 of the most horrifying and gripping true-crime TV series you can watch right now

4. THE INVESTIGATOR: A BRITISH CRIME STORY

Where can I watch it? Netflix

Even Simon Cowell is getting in on the true crime action – this ITV series was produced by Simon’s company Syco. It saw investigative journalist Mark Williams-Thomas attempting to find out what really happened to Carole Packman, a 40-year-old woman who disappeared back in 1985.

With her daughter Sam desperate to find out the true story behind her mum’s vanishing – and her father Russell Causley serving time for her murder, with no body ever found – it’s a hard task involving lies, deceptions and shocking moments… especially when Russell begins to write from his cell.

5. UNSOLVED: THE BOY WHO DISAPPEARED

Where can I watch it? YouTube

BBC Three is certainly making the most of its move online, with Unsolved making

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/feature/a816194/true-crime-tv-series-watch-now-making-a-murderer-jinx-staircase/

‘American Vandal’ Season 2 Review: A Great Reminder That Parody And Comedy Are Not The Same Thing

American VandalNetflix

American Vandal is not a comedy. This seems like a statement made by a madman. But it’s still a statement worth repeating. American Vandal is not a comedy. It is parody, but parody and comedy are not always one in the same. Throughout the course of season one, jokes were always kept to a minimum. The humor everyone attached to was far more steeped in the fact that the show never broke character. It did everything it could to present itself as reality, and that conflicting nature is where it derived its “comedy” classification. The one thing season two does better than before is cement the difference.

Hot off the heels of their big sale to Netflix, Peter and Sam head to Washington to examine the case of a mass pooping that took place in November 2017. While the whole thing seems open and

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillbarr/2018/09/01/american-vandal-season-2-review-turdburgler-turd-burgler-netlfix/

From Heath Battles to ‘Blacklisted’ Claims: A Look Back at ER Actress Vanessa Marquez’s Life

Before her reported death at the age of 49, ER actress Vanessa Marquez‘s life was filled with highs and lows.

Marquez, who appeared for three seasons on the long-running medical drama as Nurse Wendy Goldman, was reportedly identified as the 49-year-old woman authorities say was shot and killed by police in South Pasadena, California, on Thursday afternoon.

Marquez’s name and age were confirmed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department — who is leading the investigation of the officer-involved shooting — but a spokesman tells PEOPLE he could not confirm it was the actress who appeared in ERMelrose PlaceStand and Deliver and other film and TV projects.

According to the L.A. Times, the Hollywood Reporter and other news outlets, it was the same Marquez.

The actress was reportedly killed following a welfare check at an apartment complex for someone “who was possibly suffering from a medical condition,”

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/er-vanessa-marquez-life-ups-and-downs/

Mich. Brother Allegedly Murdered Younger Sister and Boyfriend …

Eighteen-year-old Danielle Marzejka had been missing about two days when swarming flies and a noticeable stink drew her brother to the gruesome discovery of her body where it had been stuffed into a heavy-duty garbage bag in a shed at her home in Clinton Township, Michigan, PEOPLE confirms.

Next to Marzejka’s remains were those of her 19-year-old boyfriend, Seren Bryan, authorities say.

It didn’t take long before investigators zeroed in on their suspected killer: Marzejka’s 24-year-old brother, Robert Marzejka Jr., according to Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle.

Robert, who is now accused of two counts of first-degree murder, was arrested without incident on Wednesday afternoon in a library in Cincinnati, police say.

They believe he fled Michigan — first by van to Toledo, Ohio, then by bus to Cincinnati — at some point early in the investigation or before his sister had been found dead. Authorities were unable to locate him for questioning the night her remains were

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/michigan-teenage-girl-boyfriend-murdered-by-her-brother/

Flies and Foul Stench Lead to Bodies of Missing Teen & Boyfriend — and Her Brother Is Arrested

Eighteen-year-old Danielle Marzejka had been missing about two days when swarming flies and a noticeable stink drew her brother to the gruesome discovery of her body where it had been stuffed into a heavy-duty garbage bag in a shed at her home in Clinton Township, Michigan, PEOPLE confirms.

Next to Marzejka’s remains were those of her 19-year-old boyfriend, Seren Bryan, authorities say.

It didn’t take long before investigators zeroed in on their suspected killer: Marzejka’s 24-year-old brother, Robert Marzejka Jr., according to Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle.

Robert, who is now accused of two counts of first-degree murder, was arrested without incident on Wednesday afternoon in a library in Cincinnati, police say.

They believe he fled Michigan — first by van to Toledo, Ohio, then by bus to Cincinnati — at some point early in the investigation or before his sister had been found dead. Authorities were unable to locate him for questioning the night her remains were

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/michigan-teenage-girl-boyfriend-murdered-by-her-brother/

The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In September 2018

Pack away your beach reads and pick up your pumpkin spice latte, because fall is almost here. It feels too early to say those things, but alas, that’s where we’re at right now: We’ve officially left August behind and are speeding into autumn. Luckily, though, the new nonfiction books coming out in September should make the changing of the seasons a little easier.

There are so many highly anticipated new releases hitting shelves in September. Out this month are numerous books related to politics, which isn’t surprising considering that the 2018 midterms are fast approaching. If that’s not your cup of tea (or PSL, as the case may be), never fear. There are guaranteed to be other fits for you, with options including a poignant memoir from Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs; a compelling true crime story about the kidnapping that influenced

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-17-best-nonfiction-books-coming-out-in-september-2018-11467519

Friday, Aug. 31: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Goes Into Action on Amazon

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Friday, Aug. 31

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Amazon
New Series!

John Krasinski stars as venerable action hero Jack Ryan in this modern reinvention of the legendary Tom Clancy character. In the eight-episode first season — all of which is available today — Ryan discovers unusual bank transactions that link terrorist sleeper cells and is pulled into a global manhunt for a new terrorist who is bent on creating worldwide chaos.

Ozark
Netflix
Season Premiere!

The new season continues to follow Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), his wife, Wendy (Laura Linney), and their family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2018/08/31/best-bets-friday-aug-31-tom-clancys-jack-ryan-amazon/

The new thirst for Australian crime reads

Easy Tiger’s chief executive, Ian Collie, says crime fiction has long been a staple of film and television ”but what’s interesting is that the demand for such programming never seems to wane in contrast to other genres like Rom-Coms, soaps or maybe medical dramas”.

”It generally has the key DNA for good drama – a battle between good and evil, generally involves deceits, cover up and lies, has the investigative and mystery angles – whodunit and even whydunit. And, of course, the search for justice for the victims or victims’ family and friends. And there is that fascination with criminal and aberrant behaviour – and perhaps the ‘but for the grace of God .  .  .’

”But also we are living in more uncertain and somewhat violent times, whether it still be the tragic cases we read all too frequently about domestic and drug-fuelled violence or the randomness of terrorism.”

The Sydney

Read more at: https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-new-thirst-for-australian-crime-reads-20180821-p4zyt0.html