“Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire”
By Elaine Shannon
A master criminal and the step-by-step methods used to stop him permeate this gripping account that is both well-written and exhaustively researched by Elaine Shannon.
Paul LeRoux was a ruthless killer who took the traditional methods of organized crime and mixed them with modern technology. His team of mercenaries were ex-military men who murdered his enemies without hesitation or remorse. With so many layers to his enterprise, LeRoux was able to stay hidden in the shadows while he raked in the money and others did his dirty work.
A few elite Drug Enforcement Administration agents saw a pattern and uncovered the truth. They realized that with all of LeRoux’s worldwide resources in technology, drugs, weapons and people, it would not be easy to take him out. These agents worked for a division
“Mindhunter” season one premiered on Netflix in October 2017, and we still do not have a season two. This show was a massive success, and shortly after the premiere of season one, a new season was announced to begin production.
“Mindhunter” is a dramatized true crime drama that is based off the true story of the first FBI agents to study serial killers. This article is meant to be a recap and review of the first season and give some details on the next upcoming season.
The story mainly follows agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany). They travel across the United States educating local police departments on behavioral analysis in crime scene investigation. They also start to interview serial killers that are currently locked up in prison, most notably Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton). At this point in time (1970s) there
The true crime world is abuzz with news from Steven Avery’s defense attorney that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has granted his motion to supplement the record with evidence that bones found in a gravel pit were turned over to the Teresa Halbach’s family without DNA testing performed on them, in violation of federal and state law.
Earlier this week, Kathleen Zellner tweeted, “Avery Update: We Won!!!!!! Back to the circuit court. #TruthWins.”
Avery was convicted of the 2005 murder of Halbach and is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole. The Emmy-winning Netflix documentary Making
Coming into our lives by way of a 2017 LA Times podcast, the story about con-man John Meehan took the world by storm, prompting Netflix to produce a dramatised show based on the true story of Meehan and his relationship with Debra Newell, starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton. Now, the streaming platform has released Dirty John: The Dirty Truth, a documentary which speaks with the real people behind the story.
The documentary features interviews with Newell and her daughters, as well as a number of other women that Meehan scammed and traumatised. It also shows Meehan’s own two daughters, who we only see as young children in the dramatised version.
The documentary also sees Christopher Goffard, the Los Angeles Times journalist who created the now-famous podcast about the conman, give his take.
Featuring never before seen photos, extra information about Meehan (including that he used to share his drugs
If you’re looking for a supply of great documentaries on every topic you can imagine, look no further than Netflix! The streaming platform has curated a collection of nature documentaries, explorations of history, and more. Alongside the acclaimed documentaries that Netflix has secured streaming rights for, there are plenty of Netflix originals in the documentary category as well. This year has already seen the release of a few top-notch documentaries produced for Netflix, and there are more about to be released. From explorations of human psychology — both good and bad — to creepy true crime stories, check out the original documentaries made for Netflix so far in 2019.
Full Season of SundanceTV’s True Crime Doc “Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo” and Companion Amanda Knox Podcast Series Now Available to AMC Premiere Subscribers
AMC Networks announced the full season of SundanceTV’s true crime documentary “Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo” is available now to AMC Premiere subscribers. The SundanceTV and Sundance Now companion podcast, “The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox,” is also available in its entirety to AMC Premiere subscribers via iOS, Android, and Web, and on Comcast’s Xfinity X1, where X1 customers can quickly access the service by saying “AMC Premiere” into their voice remote.
The original podcast, hosted by Amanda Knox, takes a deeper look into the docu-series as former cult members and experts join Amanda
True crime podcasts, books and documentaries are everywhereGetty
Flip on the television, peruse a local bookstore, or browse a list of podcasts and you’ll see it: true crime stories are having a moment right now. Whether it’s popular podcasts like Serial or multi-part documentaries on Netflix like The Keepers and Making a Murderer, it seems like audiences just can’t get enough murder and mayhem.
But who is watching, and why is everyone so obsessed?
Amanda Vicary is a social psychologist and professor at Illinois Wesleyan University who studies the social psychology behind crime and media use. Like millions of other Americans, Vicary is a self-professed true crime addict and has noticed that statistically, true crime devotees are most likely to be women.
“One example is that women tend to listen to true crime podcasts more [than men],” Vicary says. She’s right: One popular true crime podcast called Wine and Crime (helmed
Fresh from winning the Academy Award for best documentary, “Free Solo” comes to Hulu in March, along with Oscar-nominated drama “Shoplifters” from Japan; Tyler Perry’s domestic drama “Acrimony” with Taraji P. Henson; and documentaries “Tea with the Dames,” starring Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith, and “Divide and Conquer,” on Roger Ailes.
Hulu also debuts two new original series in March: “Shrill,” starring Aidy Bryant and based on the book by Lindy West, and true-crime drama “The Act” with Joey King and Patricia Arquette. Plus: new seasons of “Fear the Walking Dead” and Canadian crime drama “Cardinal.”
Older films coming to Hulu in March include award-winning documentary “He Named Me Malala,” Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” Oliver Stone’s “W.” and “JFK,” cult comedy “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” and counterculture classic “Easy Rider.”