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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

Parents of Slain Pregnant Woman Say Possible Granddaughter Looks Just Like Victim: ‘She Is Beautiful’

There’s no doubt in Norberta Greywind‘s mind that a newborn baby found earlier this month belongs to her daughter, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, the 22-year-old woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was found dead in a river on Sunday afternoon.

“She is beautiful,” Greywind said of little Haisley Jo in a interview with Valley News Live. Greywind said she and her husband were able to see the little girl at a hospital on Wednesday, and she noted that the baby looked just like LaFontaine-Greywind — although DNA results are pending.

LaFontaine-Greywind’s boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, was also able to see the infant this week, according to the station. It is unclear when the baby will be released.

“It was the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Matheny told The Bismarck Tribune. “I wish Savanna could have been there to enjoy it

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/parents-north-dakota-savanna-greywind-baby/

This New Netflix True Crime Documentary Looks Chilling

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True Crime: Discovery Looks at the Capture of Ted Kaczynski in Manhunt: UNABOMBER

One of the longest searches in history for someone on the Most Wanted list came to a close when the FBI captured the man known as the Unabomber, whose real identity was Ted Kaczynski. In Manhunt: UNABOMBER, Discovery’s  eight-episode limited series, the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the deadliest serial bomber, is told.

Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), this story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber.

The story opens as  fresh-faced criminal profiler Fitzgerald becomes the newest member of the Unabom Task Force, and faces an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber — one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history — but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and

Read more at: https://parade.com/591054/paulettecohn/true-crime-discovery-looks-at-the-capture-of-ted-kaczynski-in-manhunt-unabomber/

Investigation Discovery Plans Killer Looks at ‘Son of Sam,’ Drew Peterson

The network we have come to count on for all things investigative, Investigation Discovery (ID), is ramping up for a pair of specials sure to keep couch detectives and true-crime aficionados tuned in. And possibly slightly terrified.

It was announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association annual summer press tour that ID is premiering Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer on August 5. Marking the 40th anniversary of the capture of David Berkowitz, the serial killer who claimed six victims, left seven others injured and had New York City on edge for an entire summer, the documentary will employ first-person accounts and archival footage to chronicle the NYPD’s search for the Berkowitz and the media circus that surrounded it.

Later in the month, the life and crimes of convicted killer Drew Peterson will be explored in the two-hour Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery. Timed to an equally dark anniversary, the report

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/310521/id-discovery-plans-killer-looks-at-son-of-sam-drew-peterson/

Investigation Discovery Plans Killer Looks at ‘Son of Sam,’ Drew …

The network we have come to count on for all things investigative, Investigation Discovery (ID), is ramping up for a pair of specials sure to keep couch detectives and true-crime aficionados tuned in. And possibly slightly terrified.

It was announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association annual summer press tour that ID is premiering Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer on August 5. Marking the 40th anniversary of the capture of David Berkowitz, the serial killer who claimed six victims, left seven others injured and had New York City on edge for an entire summer, the documentary will employ first-person accounts and archival footage to chronicle the NYPD’s search for the Berkowitz and the media circus that surrounded it.

Later in the month, the life and crimes of convicted killer Drew Peterson will be explored in the two-hour Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery. Timed to an equally dark anniversary, the report

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/310521/id-discovery-plans-killer-looks-at-son-of-sam-drew-peterson/

Houseboat caretaker who found Versace’s killer looks back 20 years later

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Fernando Carreira was just a houseboat caretaker 20 years ago when he stumbled upon serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Now, the 91-year-old reflects on his role in one of South Florida’s most notorious murder manhunts.

It was one afternoon in July 1997, during a routine check on a closed-up houseboat docked off Collins Avenue and 54th Street, that Carreira would discover the man who killed fashion icon Gianni Versace on the steps of his South Beach mansion more than a week earlier.



Versace mansion bloody steps 1997

Read more at: https://www.local10.com/news/crime/houseboat-caretaker-who-found-versaces-killer-looks-back-20-years-later

As lines continue to blur in entertainment AMPAS looks to TV talent to help diversify its ranks

Going to television once meant your film career was over. Now, it can mean you will be bestowed one of the highest honors in Hollywood: an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In a move to diversify the 90-year-old organization’s mainly white, mainly male ranks, and perhaps render the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag obsolete, the academy invited an unprecedented 774 new members to join last Wednesday.

And television, it appears, provided many of those names.

Phylicia Rashad (“The Cosby Show”), Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), Debbie Allen (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”), Sharon Gless (“Cagney Lacey”) and Lou Ferrigno (yes, you read that right — the TV “Hulk” of 1970s fame) and TV legend Betty White, are among this year’s class of invitees.