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Journey back to 1981, when four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin -- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral. Join Young Charlie host Tracy Pattin and writer/director Larry Brand and they take you back to Wonderland Ave.

The Wonderland Murders by Hollywood & Crim‪e‬ Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 212 Ratings

Journey back to 1981, when four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin -- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral. Join Young Charlie host Tracy Pattin and writer/director Larry Brand and they take you back to Wonderland Ave.

    Wondery Presents American Innovations: Lie Detector

    Wondery Presents American Innovations: Lie Detector

    On May 7, 1984, on a blustery day in Seattle, Gary Ridgway sat in an interrogation room. Strapped around his arm was a lie detector. After answering a series of questions, the investigators told him he was free to go. Gary would soon come to be known as one of the most prolific serial killers in United States history. But that day, he had beaten a lie detector test and walked out of the police station a free man. 




    When the lie detector first found its way into police stations it was touted to the press as 100% accurate. But soon the cracks begin to show. Those claiming innocence would fail the tests. And even as The Green River Killer proved he could best the machine its popularity continued to grow. 




    American Innovations: Lie Detector explores the evolution and validity of the Lie Detector. Listen at wondery.fm/liedetector

    • 8 min
    Introducing: FRAMED - Season 2

    Introducing: FRAMED - Season 2

    On August 10th, 1991, nine victims were arranged in a circle and executed in a Buddhist Temple outside of Waddell, Arizona. The Framed Team spent two years combing through every piece of evidence, every misstep, and every alibi to try and figure out what exactly happened in the Wat Promkunaram Temple and, maybe more importantly, why it happened. Hosted by Aaron of Generation Why.

    • 8 min
    The Snitch

    The Snitch

    Two vice detectives arrest John Holmes on charges of pimping and pandering. Faced with serving hard time, he becomes an informant for the LAPD. As if mirroring his fictional counterpart, Johnny Wadd, Holmes becomes a real life undercover agent, turning in associates in the adult film industry.




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    • 39 min
    Four on the Floor

    Four on the Floor

    July 1, 1981. The Fourth of July weekend is over before it begins for LAPD Detectives Tom Lange and Robert Souza. Four people have been found brutally murdered on Wonderland Avenue in the Hollywood Hills. Another has been left for dead. From the extreme violence of the crime, Lange suspects that someone is sending a message. When a handprint is found near one of the victims, the detectives believe it could be their first big break.




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    • 42 min
    Introducing The Wonderland Murders

    Introducing The Wonderland Murders

    The Wonderland Murders premieres on May 17th.




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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

cra_cha ,

Good

Yeah good

David Rhys ,

EXCELLENT. Beautifully produced.

This is simply an incredible journey detailing the descent of Holmes just like a Hollywood movie. STUNNING. Production is 1st class. Narration is perfect.

Midfield Corporal ,

Hard work

What appears to be a fairly interesting story is spoiled by the strange format of storytelling, where each narrator takes a turn to tell alternative stories every 90 seconds. It felt like it repeated itself and the format allowed for padding the story so as to stretch it out and sell more advertising. It felt like listening to a trashy crime novel and after 3 episodes I just googled the case and read up on what actually happened. The Dating Game Killer was told in a similar way, it’s not a style I like personally.

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