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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers Dan Zupansky -

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    • 3.9, 2.1K Ratings

Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

    THE BUNDY MURDERS-Part 2-Kevin M. Sullivan

    THE BUNDY MURDERS-Part 2-Kevin M. Sullivan

    In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record. Bundy's story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totalled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information about several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair. THE BUNDY MURDERS: A Comprehensive History-Second Edition-Part 2-Kevin M. Sullivan

    • 1 hr 29 min
    THE BUNDY MURDERS-Part 1-Kevin M. Sullivan

    THE BUNDY MURDERS-Part 1-Kevin M. Sullivan

    In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record. Bundy's story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totalled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information about several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair. THE BUNDY MURDERS: A Comprehensive History-Second Edition-Kevin M. Sullivan

    • 1 hr 29 min
    THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS-Susan Hall

    THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS-Susan Hall

    The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is the most comprehensive set of its kind in the history of true crime publishing. Written and compiled by Susan Hall, the four-volume set has more than 1600 entries of male and female serial killers from around the world.

    Defined by the FBI as a person who murders 3 or more people over a period of time with a hiatus of weeks or months between murders, serial killers have walked among us from the dawn of time as these books will demonstrate. While the entries to these volumes will continue to grow—the FBI estimates that there are at least fifty serial killers operating in the United States at any given time—The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is as complete as possible through the end of 2017.

    In June 2020, the set begins with Volume One, Letters A-D. The entries include Ted Bundy, the Candyman Dean Corll, Angel of Death killer Donald Harvey, the ABC Killer, and the Bodies in the Barrels Murders. You will find these killers and approximately 500 others in this first book in the series of THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS: Volume One A-D-Susan Hall

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Sneak S2

    The Sneak S2

    The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek follows a world champion surfer as he pulls off the biggest jewel heist in American history. Things turn deadly as he is implicated in two murders afterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an even darker story.
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    • 5 min
    HELL IN THE HEARTLAND-Jax Miller

    HELL IN THE HEARTLAND-Jax Miller

    S-Town meets I'll Be Gone in the Dark in this stranger-than-fiction cold case from rural Oklahoma that has stumped authorities for two decades, concerning the disappearance of two teenage girls and the much larger mystery of murder, possible police cover-up, and an unimaginable truth...

    On December 30, 1999, in rural Oklahoma, sixteen-year-old Ashley Freeman and her best friend, Lauria Bible, were having a sleepover. The next morning, the Freeman family trailer was in flames and both girls were missing.

    While rumors of drug debts, revenge, and police corruption abounded in the years that followed, the case remained unsolved and the girls were never found.

    In 2015, crime writer Jax Miller--who had been haunted by the case--decided to travel to Oklahoma to find out what really happened on that winter night in 1999, and why the story was still simmering more than fifteen years later. What she found was more than she could have ever bargained for: evidence of jaw-dropping levels of police negligence, entire communities ravaged by methamphetamine addiction, and a series of interconnected murders with an ominously familiar pattern.

    These forgotten towns were wild, lawless, and home to some very dark secrets. HELL IN THE HEARTLAND: Murder, Meth, and the Case of Two Missing Girls-Jax Miller

    • 49 min
    TIL DEATH DO US-Patrick Gallagher

    TIL DEATH DO US-Patrick Gallagher

    In August 1945, Gladys Lincoln of Sacramento contacted prosperous Dr. W. D. Broadhurst of Caldwell, Idaho, and rekindled a romance from twenty years earlier. After many passionate letter exchanges and several sexually-charged meetings, they were married in Reno, Nevada on May 20, 1946. After a passion-filled three-day weekend together, the doctor returned to his home in Idaho, and Gladys returned to Sacramento … and to her husband, Leslie Lincoln! But Gladys was much more than a bigamist.

    Gladys needed something even she didn’t understand. She married her first husband when she was 20, and her second husband only 14 months later. The second marriage lasted only two years, the third less than 16 months. Leslie Lincoln was her fifth, and Dr. Broadhurst became her sixth. But what desperate need drove her to go from marriage to marriage?

    Then what dark mindset moved her and her young cowboy chauffeur to commit murder? Find out in ‘TIL DEATH DO US…’ the gripping new true crime from WildBlue Press author Patrick Gallagher, whose grandfather was Gladys’ lead defense attorney during her sensational trial. TIL DEATH DO US: A True Crime Story of Bigamy and Murder-Patrick Gallagher

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

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2.1K Ratings

Dincha58 ,

Pretty good

I usually like this podcast very much but often the sound quality is not good. You can tell Dan has actually read the books the interview is about.

Mamie Murphy ,

A very quality program

The sound quality is fine. This is the best true crime show. Don't change a thing. I'm impressed with the episodes, your knowledge of the books, your serious style and your persistence to producing a very specific product that might be lost on the novice true crime/radio fan. I agree that it reminds me of Art Bell. If your gonna listen to some good stories it's gonna have some flyby the seat, unexpected glitches. That is the fun of it. Great job, keep it up! I'm working on a BFA in creative writing of fiction but thanks to your show I think about writing a true crime here and there as well. Love you!

PS: I was driving my Dad to his cancer radiation treatment and we were listening to the Bat Masterson episode, when he was talking about his girlfriend my dad said, "That's Rocky Raccoon!" Honestly, the most joyous, light hearted banter we've had in weeks!

Lrphillips ,

Informative and consistent

This is one of my favorite podcasts. The information is always excellent. In-depth interviews with great authors.

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