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Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wh ...
 
A Murder Whodunit!Location: Hampstead, England.Victim: Sir Horace Fewbanks, a distinguished High Court judge. Cause of death: gun shot wound.Investigator: Private Detective Crewe, a wealthy bachelor who has taken up crime detection as a hobby, because it provides intellectual challenges more satisfying even than playing twelve simultaneous boards against Russian chess champion Turgieff.His sidekick: Joe is a fourteen year old Cockney boy, whom Crewe saved from a life of crime by hiring him a ...
 
A charming mystery story set in the early 1900s which is as much about the townspeople, sleuths and other colorful characters as it is about the murder. Filled with comic antics of Scotland Yard fellows, local police, and residents of the town, keeps the murder ever elusive. The "whodunit" is maintained until the very end and the laughter keeps going even after the mystery is solved. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer)
 
The Crux is a story about the civil rights struggle and America at the edge of revolution told through a captivating whodunit. Like Serial, Making a Murderer or The People vs OJ Simpson, The Crux is a murder mystery: Who really killed Martin Luther King? Was it the government conspiracy that Coretta Scott King, the King children, and everyone in King's inner circle say it was? Or was it who the FBI named, a petty criminal named James Earl Ray?
 
Whose Body? is the first of Dorothy Sayers’s famous Lord Peter Wimsey novels, introducing that nobleman, as well as his manservant and fellow-sleuth, Mervyn Bunter. Scotland Yard’s Inspector Charles Parker, who figures more or less prominently in later Wimsey novels, plays a central role in Whose Body? as well. As the book opens, a bashful Battersea architect has discovered a naked body in his bath, adorned with a gold pince nez. At the same time, we learn of the disappearance – under odd ci ...
 
Tell me your secret, I'll tell you mine — true confessions of love, sex, money, food, addiction, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Every Monday, best-selling author and actress, Brianne Davis, pulls back the curtain on the deepest, darkest, heartbreaking, and even silly secrets from an eclectic group of guests. While sharing her own secrets in each episode, Brianne's disarming approach creates an intimate and safe space for her guests to bare their sou ...
 
In this podiobook: Larry Lazard, CEO of hackoff.com, takes his company public and watches its stock price soar and collapse. Following a hostile takeover attempt, Lazard is found dead in his office of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.Author Tom Evslin, a serial CEO, also took a company public in the Internet bubble and fought off hostile takeover attempts in the subsequent rubble. Unlike Larry, Evslin lived to tell what may be the definitive story of those strange times.The mystery ...
 
This story opens with a mother and daughter found brutally murdered inside a locked room in an upstairs apartment on a street in Paris. The police are baffled by both the ferocity of the crime and the lack of clues. Neighbors give conflicting evidence. Two friends are intrigued by the entire situation as reported in the newspapers. They decide to do a little investigating on their own. What they come up with is one of the most shocking and strangest of conclusions. The Murders in the Rue Mor ...
 
Mrs. GE-6309 Time with Reesy Floyd-Thompson **LIVE WEDNESDAY NIGHT 8PM EASTERN - THREE WEEKS ON, ONE WEEK OFF**---- Reesy Floyd-Thompson loves crime stories and a good whodunit. When her husband was cast as the unsuspected bad guy, Reesy was forced to play a supporting role in her very own crime drama. She was no longer just Mrs. Thompson; she was now also Mrs. GE-6309. Reesy is the Founder and President of Prisoners' Wives, Girlfriends, and Partners (PWGP), an organization dedicated to part ...
 
Fifteen years ago, 21-year-old Jennifer Cave went out with her friend Colton Pitonyak to celebrate getting a new job. She never showed up for her first day of work. Two days later, Jennifer’s body was found at The Orange Tree, a condo complex near the University of Texas at Austin. Pitonyak, a promising UT business student who lived in the condo, had fled to Mexico … and he wasn’t alone. He had gone with another UT student, Laura Hall. The crime’s gruesome nature, Pitonyak’s surprising defen ...
 
Set in the affluent town of Hamilton, Austin’s classic presents a whodunit mystery focusing on a crime involving a young woman who has been murdered under mysterious circumstances during a game of Bridge, with no hard evidence pointing to the perpetrator. Accordingly, the townspeople are also affected by the mystery and they refuse to play the dummy in fear of sharing the same fate as the unfortunate victim. A gripping mystery crime novel, Murder at Bridge evokes feelings of suspense, awe, m ...
 
The first novel in her renowned series of detective fiction, Sayers introduces Lord Peter Wimsey, a bon vivant gentleman, whose hobby of playing detective is put to the test, as he is launched into his first official crime investigation. The mystery begins when the body of an unidentified man has been found in the bathtub of local architect Mr. Thipps. Adding to the peculiarity of the situation is the fact that the corpse is stark naked except for a pair of expensive pince-nez glasses. Due t ...
 
My name is Mandy Jackson-Beverly and I’m the host of The Bookshop Podcast based in California. The Bookshop Podcast helps independent bookshops thrive by highlighting these gems of the community, as well as illuminating the wonders of words on a page. Every Monday, I virtually visit an independent bookshop and interview the owner or manager to find out what makes the store unique. I ask about the booksellers and what their customers are reading and loving, and the history and future of the b ...
 
In 1944, George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina at age 14. He was accused of bludgeoning two white girls to death and convicted by an all-white jury in a matter of minutes. Now, more than 70 years later, new evidence suggests someone else may have committed the murders. The Post and Courier explores this haunting tale that still plagues the small town of Alcolu.
 
Biophilia, a term coined by legendary biologist E.O. Wilson, is described as humans’ innate urge to seek a connection with nature. “Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast” explores this relationship, with an eye toward science as a way to understand and navigate a changing world, and to allow us to live better and more responsibly on the planet. Join co-hosts Dr. Eric Dorfman, Director and CEO of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Chief Veterinarian Dr. Dan Dombrowski along with their feature ...
 
A podcast where three Generation X-ers from the midwest (a mobile D.J., a writer, and a professional musician) discuss music from their generation. 80's and 90's music are fond to their hearts but they explore older and current music with contrasting opinions, wit, and candor. Guests occasionally pop in and lend a voice as well. Funny, insightful, and nostalgic; there are no rules. So sit down, download, plug in, and STICK THIS IN YOUR EAR!
 
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Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com ‘The Tube Sock Killings’ are a series of murders in the Mineral Washington area that remains unsolved to this day. Bodies were found in remote wooded areas of Lewis County and Pierce County in 1985. Although the cases were widely publicized at the time and even featured in a …
 
Hi, and thanks for visiting The Bookshop Podcast! Today I’m in Winnipeg, Canada speaking with Michael Bumsted from Whodunit Mystery Bookstore. Later I’m in London—via Zoom—chatting with Chris Carter, author of the Robert Hunter detective series. WHODUNIT Mystery Bookstore opened for business in 1994 and in 2007 loyal customers Jack and Wendy Bumste…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Niels Hogel is a former nurse and convicted serial killer from Germany. He was initially sentenced to life in prison for killing six of his patients but later authorities were able to convict him in a total of 85 murders. It’s believed that his victim count exceeds over 300 i…
 
Hi, and welcome to Astoria, New York, where I'm speaking with Lexi Beach from Astoria Bookshop, and Luke Epplin author of Our Team! Lexi Beach and Connie Rourke opened Astoria Bookshop in 2013 in Western Queens, NY. While known for their well-curated shelves, they also sell signed books from local authors, puzzles, candles, soaps, and bookish gifts…
 
Kamala Jones and Brianne Davis share their stories and struggle with fibroids and major surgery. Something that is very common, but rarely talked about. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 80% of all women will develop uterine fibroids at some point during their lives. Because many women don't experience any symptoms, it's possible the…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a pseudo-documentary horror film released in 2007 that was written and directed by John Erick Dowdle. It centers around the murders of an unknown serial killer in Poughkeepsie, New York. This film is told through a series of law enforcement interview…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Bobby Joe Long was born in West Virginia in 1953. He endured what some would deem a troubled childhood. In the early 1980s, he used newspaper ads to find victims to rape. In 1984, he set out on an 8-month killing spree that ended in his arrest in November after a victim got f…
 
As Bill's investigation progresses, we meet Liv's brother Anthony and discover his troubled past. Solve this Murder is a game created by Dani Siller, and played by Bill Sunderland and you, the listener! As Bill unravels the mystery, make sure to take notes and see if you can guess the killer before the denouement. Our best audience detectives will …
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com In a world with so much beauty and lush forests you wouldn't think that there would be a monster lurking, waiting, and killing. You wouldn't think that this monster would use an entire stretch of highway as his hunting grounds and hunt in the open. I have seen the face of evi…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Austin Reed Sigg was a 17-year old, high school dropout who enrolled in community college to study things he was fascinated with. He claims he signed up for classes in crime scene forensics because he had an interest in one day becoming a mortician. In October 2012, he was ar…
 
Sue Arroyo CEO & Publisher Sue Arroyo is the founder and publisher of CamCat Books, the first imprint of CamCat Publishing. A visionary propelled by determination, she built CamCat at the intersection of emerging technology and authorial passion. As a self-proclaimed entrepreneur, Sue opened CamCat Publishing, LLC, for business in 2019. CamCat Publ…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com James Clifford Carson (aka Michael Bear Carson) and Susan Barnes Carson were serial killers that were active in the San Francisco area in the early 1980s. They were involved in the counterculture movement, Their crimes emerged from a shared missionary philosophy to eradicate …
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Kimberly Clark Saenz was an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in Texas. She was tried and convicted for Capital Murder in five cases, Aggravated Assault in five cases, and suspected of a lot more. She worked at the DaVita Dialysis Center in Lufkin Texas. Listen as we tell you ab…
 
Hi, Fellow Bibliophiles! Today I’m in stunning Anacortes, Washington State chatting with Brandy Bowen from Watermark Book Company and local author Kathleen Kaska. Watermark Book Company is a locally owned independent bookshop in the heart of beautiful downtown Anacortes, where they’ve been since 1989. They sell new books—bestsellers, old favorites,…
 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." — Confucius. Recovery from addiction is incredibly challenging. Taking away or stopping the drink, drug, food, person, cigarette, gambling, or sex doesn't make our problems go away. Instead, it shines the light on all those feelings we were trying to disconnect and numb…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Rodney Alcala is a serial killer linked to the murder of at least nine women and girls throughout the United States in the 70s. However, his true body count could be well into the hundreds. Autopsies revealed the viciousness of his attacks and the twisted way he would toy wit…
 
The investigation into Olivia Sachs' murder continues... Solve this Murder is a game created by Dani Siller, and played by Bill Sunderland and you, the listener! As Bill unravels the mystery, make sure to take notes and see if you can guess the killer before the denouement. Our best audience detectives will be enshrined on our Wall of Detectives Fo…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com When you see her photograph, Nannie Doss looks like a sweet lady. She always seems to have a smile on her face. But, looks can be deceiving. That smiling face and was a facade that hid a sinister personality that left a trail of murder for decades. With the moniker ‘The Giggl…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com As I dive deeper and deeper into lesser-known serial killers I seem to find more disturbing information. I have found that sometimes it is a family tradition in a way. Today I'm going to feature a few families that kill together. I know that some of the families will fall int…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Kristen Gilbert was an accomplished nurse at the VA Medical Center in Northampton Massachusetts. In the early 90s, her co-workers became leery of her actions when they noticed certain medications were turning up missing and an alarming number of patients were dying on her shi…
 
Acting for television and movies since the age of six, Danielle Harris became a parentified child after her father died when she was just seven. With no male role models in her life, Danielle found herself in an uncontrollable and self-destructive pattern of unhealthy relationships. As she struggled with issues surrounding sex and love addiction, s…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Charles Frederick Albright who the media dubbed as 'The Eyeball Killer' had always been described as happy and untroubled by those who knew him. The thought of him brutally murdering three Dallas area prostitutes wasn't even a possibility. Perhaps he was a bit eccentric, but …
 
A new mystery begins as Bill travels to a famous hair salon where the owner's body has been found... Solve this Murder is a game created by Dani Siller, and played by Bill Sunderland and you, the listener! As Bill unravels the mystery, make sure to take notes and see if you can guess the killer before the denouement. Our best audience detectives wi…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Dorothea Puente who was dubbed the 'Death House Landlady' was a convicted serial killer operating out of Sacramento during the 1980s. She ran a boarding house and targeted her elderly and mentally disabled tenants so she could cash in on their social security benefits. Listen…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Craig Chandler Price was dubbed 'The Warwick Slasher' when he committed four brutal murders prior to his 16th birthday. After calmly confessing to his crimes, he's tried and convicted as a minor. Listen to find out what that ultimately meant for him and what changes were made…
 
Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Bookshop Podcast! My guest today is writer, creative producer, and learning designer, Megahn Modafferi. Meghan Modafferi is a writer and multimedia producer with a focus on developing compelling educational content and experiences. She’s designed, launched, and facilitated digital and in-person learning exper…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were Canada's somewhat improbable serial killers. They have been dubbed 'The Ken & Barbie Killers' due to their attractive looks and social status Bernardo was a successful salesman who studied how to do the business better and used the pickups…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Charles Cullen is a former nurse and the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey state history. In December 2003 Cullen told authorities that he had murdered as many as 45 patients during a 16 year period while working for 10 hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Listen…
 
Hello fellow bibliophiles! Today I’m in Belfast, Northern Ireland chatting with Linda Murray from Books, Paper, Scissors, an independent bookshop in Belfast. They stock a curated selection of new fiction and non-fiction, plus classics, Irish writing, and poetry. They also have a children’s room, with choices from newborn to teenager. Beyond books B…
 
Known for her incredible bravery and courage to bare her soul to the world through her podcast, Terrible, Thanks For Asking, and social media, Nora reveals a secret that she's struggled with recently. When you're so public with almost everything, what can you keep private? ______ If you or anyone you know is struggling with an addiction, depression…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com **LISTENER/READER DISCRETION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** David Parker Ray is the leading suspect in the torture and murder of well over 50 women All of which allegedly occurred inside the soundproof semi-trailer he dubbed his 'Toy Box'. He lured his victims in by pretending to be an…
 
EQMM has a tradition of including work written by writing teams and collaborators. Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet, who have been writing together for more than forty years as Hal Charles, saw their fiction debut in the magazine’s Department of First Stories. In this month’s podcast, Hal Blythe reads “Draw Play” by Hal Charles from the May 2003 issue.…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Prior to his execution in 1930, Carl Panzram confessed to the following crimes: Burglary, Arson, Rape/Sodomy, and Murder. However he never felt even a twinge of remorse in regards to any of his actions Towards the final days, he eagerly confessed, with an almost cheerful atti…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Mary Bell fits into today's category for one simple reason. She committed her first murder by when she was only 10 years old and her second murder a short time later. The main companions of her childhood were the ones that tend to linger in a person's life for...well, forever…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood met at the Alpine Manor nursing home in 1985. They quickly became friends, and then lovers, in 1986. Two short years later they both were facing murder charges for allegedly smothering five elderly patients. The details of the murders are almos…
 
Music: They Come At Night by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com 'Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion' - Charles Colson Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard was a ruthlessly sadistic and selfishly greedy quack who succeeded in convincing patients they must starve themselves for months at a time to regain their health It shoul…
 
Hello Vermont and South Carolina! Katie Crouch is the New York Times–bestselling author of Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs, and Abroad. She has also written essays for The New York Times, Glamour, The London Guardian, Slate, Salon, and Tin House. A former resident of Namibia and San Francisco, Katie now lives in Vermont with her family and teaches cr…
 
Whether it was past sexual abuse, a conservative upbringing, or deep-seated Catholic beliefs, Carla was filled with shame whenever she had sexual experiences that weren't "traditional." She's now committed to using her platform and experience to help others embrace their authentic self. Carla Russo is a writer, transformational mentor and senior ed…
 
In this installment, Al looks at a Hitchcockian Shaggy Dog story as Dana Edwards uses total recall (with Arnold Schwarzenegger nowhere in sight) to track the hit and run driver who killed his fiancee. But like all Shaggy Dog stories, the ending is sure to be a letdown.
 
This week I’m virtually visiting London and India! I chat with Jo Heygate the bookshop manager at Pages of Hackney in London. Pages of Hackney opened in 2008 and is an award-winning independent bookshop on the Lower Clapton Road owned by Eleanor Lowenthal. The bookshop stocks an eclectic mix of books in the areas of literary fiction, politics, femi…
 
For decades Court chased after the unavailable woman. After years of causing harm to herself and others, she finally found recovery from sex and love addiction. This episode is jam-packed with so many secrets and her beautiful self-discovery. ______ JUNE IS LGBT PRIDE MONTH - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is …
 
Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is the author of Free to Learn (Basic Books) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition). He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia Universit…
 
Today, I’m in Canada, starting in Guelph, Ontario, and moving across to the Sunshine Coast, British Colombia. In the city of Guelph, Ontario is a one-of-a-kind bookstore called The Bookshelf: A bookstore that shows movies. A cinema that serves dinner. A resto-bar that launches books. This is a family-run business, started in 1973 by Barb and Doug M…
 
The lie that nearly destroyed Amy wasn’t that she was married and in love with a woman; it was when her heart was broken by the woman—Amy was in a downward spiral and couldn’t ask for help. How do we live an authentic life when the dark thoughts feel so real? In the episode, Amy shares her secrets and the healing road towards self-love and being he…
 
Today I’m chatting with Betsy Amster, literary agent and founder of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a full-service literary agency located in Los Angeles, California. Before opening the agency, Betsy spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage and two years as editorial director of the Globe Pequot Press. She has been described in the L…
 
On May 2, 2015, Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs opened Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey. Donna is by nature a salonista, and Kate likes the Russians and the Victorians, and some of the Edwardians, and is learning to like the Nows. Jane Simon Ammeson is a freelance journalist, food and travel writer, and author. Her book Lincoln Road Trip: The …
 
It was the summer of 1979 when Spencer discovered pornographic magazines with naked men while visiting Paris. Like a classic murder mystery, his coming out story will have you on the edge of your seat. ______ JUNE IS LGBT PRIDE MONTH - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the …
 
Andrew Chapman has worked in many aspects of publishing over the past 34 years, including as a trade-published and self-published author, owner of two publishing companies, editor, designer, consultant, and in various positions in the publishing divisions of companies. In addition, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing and Writing from George Ma…
 
A longtime EQMM contributor, Michael Z. Lewin is a prolific novelist and short-story writer. An American by birth, he lives in the U.K. Michael Lewin is the author of the P.I. Albert Samson series; another of his popular series features Indianapolis detective Sergeant Leroy Powder, who is the central character of the story he reads here, “The Cards…
 
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