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Spellbinding Tale of Murder, Love, Deceit, and Redemption

When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.

The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.

True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.


True crime show to explore 1981 murder of Coralville woman

The 1981 slaying of a woman in Coralville, which took more than 20 years to solve, will be featured on a true crime drama show Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.

The show, “On the Case with Paula Zahn,” will explore the murder of 22-year-old Vicki Lynn Klotzbach and the 22 years it took investigators, with the help of strides in DNA testing, to win a conviction. The episode, “A Murder in Coralville,” will air at 9 p.m., the city said in a statement.

Klotzbach was reported missing Oct. 20, 1981, after she failed to show at work. Three days later, her partially nude body was found in a vacant cornfield in a rural part of the city, north of Interstate Highway 80 and west of Highway 218. She had been raped and shot once

Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/01/19/paula-zahn-investigatives-cold-case-murder-vicki-lynn-klotzbach/1046842001/

The 10 Most Popular True Crime Books, According To Data From Scribd

From Criminal Minds to American Crime Story, In Cold Blood to Killers of the Flower Moon, Serial to My Favorite Murder, it is no secret that Americans have a serious true crime obsession, but there is one particular area of the subject we can’t get enough of: serial killers. Whether we are watching real criminal investigations play out on the news, listening to journalists try to solve cold cases on a podcast, or reading the most popular true crime books from the comfort of our own homes, it is clear that we are absolutely hooked on true crime. Luckily, there’s plenty of material to keep us interested.

According to recent data from Scribd, a reading subscription service that offers access to books, audiobooks, magazine articles, Americans aren’t just casually reading true crime, but are in fact obsessed with serial killer stories. Based on their reader

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How Real Is ‘Molly’s Game’? Here’s The True Story Behind The New Movie

The “true crime” genre has been making a ferocious comeback this decade. Ever since the podcast Serial became a surprise hit in 2014, small and large screens have run to jump on the bandwagon, from Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story series on FX, to Molly’s Game in the movie theaters. The latter advertises itself as a true crime film, based on the autobiography of Molly Bloom, a high stakes poker “entrepreneur.” But how real is Molly’s Game?

Most “true crime” adaptations for any size screen takes some liberties to tell a better story, even if it’s just reangling the way the story is told. We saw that with the first season of American Crime Story, where the O.J. Simpson trial was refocused through lenses of racism and sexism, making prosecutor Marcia Clark a central and sympathetic figure. Season 2 has the Read more at: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/how-real-is-mollys-game-heres-the-true-story-behind-the-new-movie-7958385

Harley-Davidson dealership gets a new owner – Scranton Times

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A family-owned motorcycle dealership on Thursday acquired the former Rommel Harley-Davidson of Scranton, with plans to restore its historic name.

Hannum’s Harley-Davidson, based in Media, bought the dealership at 1534 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson

Read more at: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/harley-davidson-dealership-gets-a-new-owner-1.2291892

Lackawanna County Court Notes 1/19/2018 – Scranton Times

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• Raffaele Lubrano and Yessenia Cruz-Salazar, both of Old Forge.


• William H. Lovell III, Clarks Summit, v. Gabriela E. Lovell, Clarks Summit; married Oct. 25, 2014, in Dickson City; pro

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Police investigating break-ins at Green Ridge homes – Scranton Times

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SCRANTON — Police are looking for suspects in a reported break-in and theft at two homes in the Green Ridge section.

Mary Ann O’Boyle came home to 119 Columbia St. on Jan. 8,

Read more at: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/police-investigating-break-ins-at-green-ridge-homes-1.2291795