9 episodes

The matriarch of a prominent Princeton family is found stabbed to death in her locked basement in 1989. Why would anyone want to kill Cissy Stuart, one of the Ivy league town’s most well-known characters? The shocking investigation sprawls across decades, as police turn their attention from a serial attacker, to her son, to a group of Princeton University students who said they were at a Grateful Dead concert at the time of the killing. 
The hot-blooded investigator sees a conspiracy. Is he way off base? Or does privilege let you get away with murder? 
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In the Shadow of Princeton Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 3.5 • 151 Ratings

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The matriarch of a prominent Princeton family is found stabbed to death in her locked basement in 1989. Why would anyone want to kill Cissy Stuart, one of the Ivy league town’s most well-known characters? The shocking investigation sprawls across decades, as police turn their attention from a serial attacker, to her son, to a group of Princeton University students who said they were at a Grateful Dead concert at the time of the killing. 
The hot-blooded investigator sees a conspiracy. Is he way off base? Or does privilege let you get away with murder? 
Listen to In the Shadow of Princeton exclusively and ad-free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial today by visiting wondery.com/links/in-the-shadow-of-princeton/ now.

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    The Death of the Grande Dame

    The Death of the Grande Dame

    After the shocking discovery of Cissy Stuart’s body, investigators scramble to figure out who would have wanted her dead and how they did it ‘without leaving a trace.’

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    • 36 min
    Everyone is a Suspect

    Everyone is a Suspect

    A young man is suspected of attacking women in Princeton. Police investigate him — and also look much closer to home.

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    Power

    Power

    Police focus on a relative, despite what they claim is interference from a powerful person. Then, a chance encounter leads to a shocking twist.

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    A New Theory

    A New Theory

    Fourteen years after Cissy's death, the new cop on the case focuses his attention on an alibi involving a trip to see the Grateful Dead.

    Showdown

    Showdown

    Believing his white whale is in his sights, Capt. Tony Federico confronts alibi witnesses and Cissy's son about what he's learned — and gets some surprising answers.

    'The Push'

    'The Push'

    Rebecca and Kevin head from the woods of Maine to Washington, D.C. on a search to understand the FBI's investigations and decode cryptic scribblings about a 2007 meeting.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

ciaralin ,

Lost its focus

This case seems to be more about the obsessed cop than the crime or the victim.

I think some should look at Tony’s old cases more closely, or rather the convictions that came from Tony’s cases.

Cxx yyyy ,

Not worth it

Not worth your time, especially episode seven. There’s nothing in this podcast remotely interesting or new. Read the newspaper and you’ll get the gist.

Phun Thymes ,

Super Slow

Started out good but lost direction and spoiler alert…….

Super disappointed in the end. Just wasted and entire day.

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