Category Archives: True Crime Authors

Oxygen Premieres THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY Today


Oxygen Premieres THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY Today

Oxygen Media, the new home for high quality true-crime programming, dives head first into the unnerving SUSPICION and conspiracies surrounding one of the most prominent cold cases of the social media age in a six-part event series, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY beginning Saturday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT. When bright, young nursing student Maura Murray vanished on February 9, 2004, witnesses heard what they thought was a car crash and then saw Maura outside her vehicle on the side of the road but, moments later, when police arrived on scene, she was gone. Her disappearance has fueled a legion of online armchair detectives, causing an endless procession of blogs, books, websites and podcasts. “The Disappearance of Maura Murray” follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng as she attempts to unravel a rabbit hole of unexplored leads,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Premieres-THE-DISAPPEARANCE-OF-MAURA-MURRAY-Today-20170929

Speakeasy, a novel that looks at BC’s gangster past

Vancouver novelist Alisa Smith earlier this year found herself looking out at a scene from her newly released gangster-inspired book Speakeasy. But she had never been there before.

“Doing my reading in Nanaimo was my most exciting moment. It was in the historic downtown and it turned out that the venue for the reading was right across the street from the site of a bank that was robbed and is in the book. That was so cool. There’s still a Royal Bank on the site.”

Until she wrote Speakeasy, Smith had never heard of the Nanaimo robbery before.

“It was the biggest one in Western Canada, up to that point. It was a piece of B.C. history that had been totally forgotten,” Smith says. “I wanted to write it and make it come alive.”

Asked if she likes to dig through old newspaper and magazines, Smith laughs.

So how did she find her novel’s

Read more at: https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/speakeasy-a-novel-that-looks-at-bcs-gangster-past/Content?oid=4537225

Village Names, Unincorporated Towns, & Civics 101

All over New Hampshire, towns are divided into even smaller communities; Barnstead contains Center Barnstead, Barnstead Parade, and South Barnstead. There’s Conway, North Conway and Center Conway. Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet, and Whittier – are all part of the town of Tamworth.

This prompted a listener to our Only in New Hampshire series to write in and ask ,why are so many towns split up this way?

NHPR’s Molly Donahue found the answer to that question with a visit to Grafton.

Listen to the story:

Read more at: http://nhpr.org/post/village-names-unincorporated-towns-civics-101

Village Names, Unincorporated Towns, & Civics 101 | New …

All over New Hampshire, towns are divided into even smaller communities; Barnstead contains Center Barnstead, Barnstead Parade, and South Barnstead. There’s Conway, North Conway and Center Conway. Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet, and Whittier – are all part of the town of Tamworth.

This prompted a listener to our Only in New Hampshire series to write in and ask ,why are so many towns split up this way?

NHPR’s Molly Donahue found the answer to that question with a visit to Grafton.

Listen to the story:

Read more at: http://nhpr.org/post/village-names-unincorporated-towns-civics-101

You Asked, We Answered: Can You Get Away with Murder in N.H.’s …

As part of our continuing series Only in NH, in which listeners ask questions about the state and their communities, we sometimes hear from people much closer to our newsroom.

In this case, we got a question from NHPR’s own Digital Director, Rebecca Lavoie. (And we should note, Rebecca’s also a true crime author, so that may have influenced her curiosity!) 

She asked:

What’s up with unincorporated towns? Can you break the law there and not get into trouble? And who organizes things in these towns?

So to get to the bottom of this I decided to go to what I’m going to call the ‘mack-daddy’ of unincorporated places in New Hampshire: Coos county.

There are twenty-five unincorporated places in the state, and twenty-three of those are in Coos county. So if you look at a map it’s like a fourth of that county is just unincorporated – like where the Wildlings live

Read more at: http://nhpr.org/post/you-asked-we-answered-can-you-get-away-murder-nhs-unincorporated-towns

You Asked, We Answered: Can You Get Away with Murder in NH’s Unincorporated Towns?

As part of our continuing series Only in NH, in which listeners ask questions about the state and their communities, we sometimes hear from people much closer to our newsroom.

In this case, we got a question from NHPR’s own Digital Director, Rebecca Lavoie. (And we should note, Rebecca’s also a true crime author, so that may have influenced her curiosity!) 

She asked:

What’s up with unincorporated towns? Can you break the law there and not get into trouble? And who organizes things in these towns?

So to get to the bottom of this I decided to go to what I’m going to call the ‘mack-daddy’ of unincorporated places in New Hampshire: Coos county.

There are twenty-five unincorporated places in the state, and twenty-three of those are in Coos county. So if you look at a map it’s like a fourth of that county is just unincorporated – like where the Wildlings live

Read more at: http://nhpr.org/post/you-asked-we-answered-can-you-get-away-murder-nhs-unincorporated-towns

True Crime Author RJ Parker Releases New Book


True Crime Author RJ Parker Releases New Book Fuelled by methamphetamines and deviant motives, nothing was off limits for James Daveggio and Michelle Michaud. Not even their own children. Living out of a specially rigged minivan (a mobile torture chamber that included ropes, hooks, curling irons, duct tape, etc.), this cold-blooded murdering duo kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed young girls from Reno, Nevada, to Sacramento, California.

While the local and state police departments, and even the FBI, vigorously searched for the couple, they freely hunted for prey and carried out their months-long spree of adbuction and murder.

Warning: This true account is at times quite graphic which some may find disturbing.

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Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/True-Crime-Author-RJ-Parker-Releases-New-Book-20170908

Woman who murdered Athens mom denied parole

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied the parole request of a woman serving a life sentence for the Jan. 21, 1980, murder of an Athens mom.

Jackie Sue Schut will remain in Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka for at least five more years, when she will receive another hearing.

Tracy Clemons was only 5 years old when she saw Schut fatally shoot her mother, 27-year-old Geneva Clemons, outside their West Washington Street home in Athens. Schut shot Geneva and stole her newborn son, James, after making Geneva believe she was a magazine photographer looking for contestants for a beautiful baby contest that paid the winner $500. A farmer found the newborn alive in a pasture later that frigid night.

Tracy, who lives in the Owens community and works at Athens-Limestone Hospital, attended Schut’s parole hearing Tuesday in Montgomery along with her father, Larry Clemons, and Athens Police Chief

Read more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/woman-who-murdered-athens-mom-denied-parole/article_c82f61fc-8dd3-11e7-b899-87b44d86046c.html

7 strategies to battle the health effects of shift work

There’s no question working the graveyard shift in corrections sends your body out of whack and negatively impacts your health.

For the past 15 years, my circadian clock has been irregular, sleep patterns inconsistent, immune system suppressed, and I am a few pounds overweight and at a higher risk for breast cancer than if I held a conventional day job.

But it was not until recently when two veteran colleagues ended up being transported code 3 off their pod one dayshift apart, landing both of them in the hospital, I started to think about the impact shift work was having on my health.

This Aug. 17, 2011 file photo shows a correctional officer in one of the housing units at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
This Aug. 17, 2011 file photo shows a correctional officer in one of the

Read more at: https://www.correctionsone.com/correctional-healthcare/articles/412946187-7-strategies-to-battle-the-health-effects-of-shift-work/