Redhanded Book Review from @kleffnotes

How many of you grew up with the dulcet tones of Investigation Discovery on in the background? When you travel is Forensic Files your go to background noise to drown out the sounds of your hotel? Is this just me explaining my true crime focused childhood? It might be, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t others who can relate.

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The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns Book Review from @kleffnotes

If you loved The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers you will not be disappointed by this new addition to the series edited by Mitzi Szereto. This new book, The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns, examines the evils lurking in the shadows of small towns that often think that there is nothing to fear. These non-fiction accounts by international writers and experts present the monsters that are right inside the comfort of small towns. Continue reading “The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Double Lives Book Review from @kleffnotes

Why is society so captivated by the most evil of people? Serial Killers intrigue and captivate people across generations, but the reason behind this is not just because they have committed such awful crimes. What truly drives people to understand these killers is their ability to fool us. A killer may lurk beside you and you might never know, which is the idea that lies behind the book Double Lives. Continue reading “Double Lives Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Evil Has a Name @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes

For all you murderinos out there you will understand why I absolutely had to listen to Evil Has a Name on Audible. Seriously, how could I pass up something involving Paul Holes? If you are a little confused, fans of the popular podcast My Favorite Murder are named murderinos and Paul Holes is a criminologist who was this sort of icon of the podcast who has also been a guest. Evil Has a Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation was written by Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, and Peter McDonnell and primarily narrated by Paul Holes and Jim Clemente. What makes this Audible original so captivating is the use of additional voices, but I will admit the soothing tones of Paul Holes help to make the truly awful crimes more easy to listen to. Continue reading “Evil Has a Name @audible_com Review from @kleffnotes”

West Cork @audible_com Original Series Review from @kleffnotes

As a true crime fanatic I was exceptionally excited to learn about Audible‚Äôs original series West Cork. This documentary style series examines the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in the small Irish town of Schull in West Cork. Throughout the 13 episodes listeners are provided with not just information about the case itself, but also a detailed analysis of how such an unexpected event changed the people and the perceptions of the town of Schull itself through the work of investigative journalist Sam Bungey and documentarian Jennifer Forde. Continue reading “West Cork @audible_com Original Series Review from @kleffnotes”

The Dark Gray Blanket Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Dark Gray Blanket is a fictionalized true crime novel that draws inspiration from a dark period of time that occurred in Detroit during the winters of 1976 and 1977. H. Burns crafts a story focused on detective Frank Pellegrini, a dedicated detective who works on cases connected to young children. When he is called in on the first case Frank finds himself having to contend with his past and a specter he never expected to confront. Continue reading “The Dark Gray Blanket Book Review from @kleffnotes”