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A podcast of true crime stories from the last 200 years narrated by mystery crime writer Danny Lopez

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A podcast of true crime stories from the last 200 years narrated by mystery crime writer Danny Lopez

    A Modern Bluebeard Part 1

    A Modern Bluebeard Part 1

    Oh boy! So George Clark goes to trial in the 5th installment of Brother Kills Brother. Court becomes quite the spectacle but when they finally get going we learn George’s brother’s wife is not so innocent. She takes the stand and talks about taking Georges ‘honor’ when he was a teenager. We also have part 1 of the Modern Bluebeard, a polygamist with over two dozen wives. But he’s also a mass murderer as he seems to have killed at least four of his wives! Don’t miss this episode of Real Crime.



     

     

    And if you love crime, why not check out my novel THE LAST GIRL available at all bookstores. In THE LAST GIRL, Dexter Vega takes on a missing persons case that gets complicated and dangerous when the wealthy retiree who hired Dexter is found dead. Now the cops are looking at Dexter as the prime suspect in the case. The mystery novel takes place in Sarasota and Mexico City and is a quick fun read for any mystery/thriller fan!

    • 25 min
    Brother Kills Brother

    Brother Kills Brother

    Here I am again after a long-ish break. But I’m back. In this episode of Real Crime, we have part 4 of Brother Kills Brother. George Clark allegedly murdered his brother because he was in love with his wife. In this episode, George Clark is getting ready to go to trial. The sheriff is worried about a mob in St. Helena. Clark also makes a confession to his friends at the Salvation Army who come to visit him in jail to pray. The w writer of the article in the San Francisco Call sure paints George Clark in an awful picture!

    Also, crazy mayhem breaks out during a giant BBQ in Denver at the turn of the century. What was supposed to a good time with Steers, Elk, Bears, and Possums to eat turned into a major brawl leaving at least one dead and others wounded.



     

    Now please allow me to plug my novel: “The Last Girl” a mystery that follows unemployed reporter Dexter Vega as he searches for a missing girl. But when he goes to visit his client and tell him his daughter is in Mexico, the man has been killed. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon. Vega now needs to find someone the missing girl in Mexico in order to clear his name before the cops get him!

     

     

     

    In this podcast episode, we also have this weird request from a man headed to the gallows to be hung. He wants the revernd to make sure he is well buried because he doesn’t want his body to be snatched and used by medical students! Also, African-Americans gather for a voodoo dance in Chattanooga, and this has the white folks on edge.

    • 24 min
    A Family Murder Part 4

    A Family Murder Part 4

    This episode of the Real Crime podcast features part 4 of the brutal murder of the Lyerly family in North Carolina. Here three of the five African Americans who have been arrested are pulled from the jail and lynched. The reporter gives a very detailed description of the act and we can see how people cut fingers and ears as souvenirs. We also have part 3 of the Brother Kills Brother murder in California. Here, the wife of the victim visits the suspect in jail. And there’s a whole lot of talking going on.

    Now let me take this moment to plug my novel, The Last Girl. Here’s the cover! Please make sure to pre-order now on Amazon or any other bookstore. The Last Girl is a mystery about Dexter Vega, a newspaper reporter who is laid off from his job in a coastal Florida town. Vega meets a wealthy retiree who hires him to find his daughter who is supposed to be attending the local college. When Vega visits his client to inform him that his daughter is in Mexico, he discovers the man has been murdered. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon.

    The Last Girl is a mystery about Dexter Vega, a newspaper reporter who is laid off from his job in a coastal Florida town. Vega meets a wealthy retiree who hires him to find his daughter who is supposed to be attending the local college. When Vega visits his client to inform him that his daughter is in Mexico, he discovers the man has been murdered. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon.



    OK, and also in this crazy episode of Real Crime we have a roundup of Japanese and Korean murder suspects in Hawaii—and get this: an attack on a woman by dozens of drunken rats!

    • 32 min
    A Family Murder Part 3

    A Family Murder Part 3

    We’re back with more true crime! My apologies for missing the last couple of weeks. But here we are. In this fine episode of Real Crime, you’ll hear part 3 of the vicious murder of the Lyerly family. You’ll get the testimony of the kin of Gillespie (including his 10-year-old son) and a couple of the other prisoners.



    Also, there is a murder on the range in the ongoing battle between cattlemen and sheepherders in Wyoming, and of course, part 2 of the Brother Kills Brother series as guilt seems to corner in on the guilty party. Here you have it. Real Crime. True crime directly from the pages of vintage newspapers from around the country.

    • 24 min
    A Family Murder Part 2

    A Family Murder Part 2

    In this episode of Real Crime we have the second part of the murder of the Lyerly family in North Carolina. The 5 ‘negroes’ speak their piece from the jail in Charlotte. Also, there is the first part of the death of a man at the hand of his own brother. Brother kills brother. But the murderer, if indeed it is the brother, didn’t do a very good job of hiding his motive, and his tracks!



    We also have the telling of a wifebeater getting lashed by the sheriff in the jail and this first person narrative of a ‘pacifist’ who was lecturing in Cincinnati in 1917 and he gets kidnapped and mistreated by ‘patriots’ who seem a lot like the KKK. Some of these articles from the Washington Times and the North Carolina Hickory Democrat have these not so subtle tone when talking about African-Americans, saying they things like: ‘This one was darker with black malevolent eyes and a mean disposition.’

    It’s amazing to me how their prose shows their prejudice. Anyway, hope you enjoy this piece of history.

    • 23 min
    Vicious Murder of Young Girl

    Vicious Murder of Young Girl

    In this week’s episode, we get two horrible crimes. The first one is the discovery of the body of a 7-year old girl who has been viciously mutilated and buried in the basement. The suspect is at large. The newspaper narrates the investigation that leads to the subsequent discovery of the body and what the police are doing to find the killer. Also, we have another horrible crime when persons unknown brutally murder a man and 3 members of his family in their home in North Carolina. Apparently, they were killed by blows of an ax or other object and then the bed set on fire. But listen for yourself as the newspaper article from 1906 brings the tragic moment to life for us.

    Also, we have the wild narrative of a robbery and subsequent chase through the streets of New York City as two robbers hold up a hotel and then try and escape in a car and a taxi. This is like something out of a gangster flick from the 1920s with cops riding on the guardrails of a car, shooting at the getaway vehicle. Crazy but real as told from the pages of a vintage New York Tribune newspaper. Enjoy!

    • 32 min

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