Carnival of the True Crime Blogs XLI
First up is the talented Nene Adams from the Netherlands. Adams is a prolific, and very good, writer who’s blog The Year Round presents interesting stories from 19th century newspapers. This week Nene offers us two interesting Victorian crime stories:
MURDER IN THE NAME OF LOVE is the story of a troubled young woman in 1892 and a ghastly crime, committed in the name of love.
THE VEILED MURDERESS the tale of the enigmatic, and dangerous woman in 1853 who managed to be convicted of two murders, serve 18 years in prison and end her life in an insane asylum without every revealing her true identity.
From Down under, the unnamed Doctor from Melbourne, Australia presents the blog Ironic Fist. The Ironic Fist comments with a cynical voice on the irony that is everywhere around us. This week the Ironic Fist brings us an audio submission:
Ladderman Police Interview is an 8 minute sound file that must be downloaded, but it is certainly worth the trouble. Purportedly a police interview of a man accused of stealing a ladder, it is hilarious. The accused man is nasty and profane (there is heavily accented graphic language) and hilarious. The policemen interviewing him break out laughing at his antics more than once. Have fun.
From the Great White North Harding of T.O. Crime brings us the best crime stories from his beloved city Toronto. This week he brings us a hotel mystery:
A Bloody Mess is the story of a massacre at Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel. At this point the crime is a mystery, but this is the second Toronto hotel murder this summer. As Harding says, “It’s not like there is a serial killer on the loose, stalking foreign visitors…”
Be it ever so humble there’s no place like home. This week our friend “Sweet” of Home Sweet Home brings us a tale with all the “family” values – children, marriage and church.
On the Way to Church is another crime committed in the name of love. Why did he kill his wife? Because he didn’t want to get a divorce.
Our friend Trench of MyCrimeSpace: A Place for Fiends has a great sense of humor. This week he brings us a MySpace related story that is his nominee for the worst newspaper story ever written. It’s got my vote.
Eric Roscoe is charged with Computer Aided Solicitation. Say no more.
And coming in with two minutes to deadline Shadowraiths has two entries this week:
Ingredients for Murder is a compelling analysis of John Mark Karr’s phone conversations and emails with Wendy Hutchens and Michael Tracey. Frightening.
Walking the Talk sticking with the story of John Mark Karr shadowraiths analyses the role of Boulder D.A. Mary Lacy. Lacey is taking a lot of heat for all the money it took to bring Karr back to the U.S. only to clear him as a suspect in the Ramsey case. I guess I’m not the only one who thinks she did the right thing,
Your host at slabtown chronicle offers a Portland story of self-defense that has got quite a bit of national attention:
Any Means Necessary Nursing is a dangerous job, but it shouldn’t still be dangerous when you get home.
Well, that’s it for the official entries. Just because I like to, here are my draftees:
Laura James of my favorite historical crime blog CLEWS takes time off from raging at the media (I agree with her completely) to tell us the tale of another crime committed for love.
An Unwritten Law is the story of a bloody love triangle from the fifties. Just look at the picture of the killer upon hearing the verdict at his trial. A very nicely written tale.
This week I think it is important to remember the anniversary of an important crime. Stephen McCaskill of Crime Scene Blog offers an introspective look at 9/11:
September 11, 2001: The Second Day of Infamy regardless of politics there are some things we can all agree on when we think about this tragedy.
Stephen also brings us a last minute entry (past deadline, Steve tsk tsk) which is so well written I couldn't pass it by: Details Released About Molestation Claim
The enigmatic Imaholagram at Postcards From Hell is writing again and I think that is worth celebrating. Her entry this week is my nominee for most cynical title of the month:
Band Director Busted Blowing Student's Flute It’s an old story, but it just doesn’t go away.
Well that’s it for the Carnival of the True Crime Blogs this week. Hope you enjoyed it. If you would like to submit a story for the next carnival or track down the old carnivals, you can do that here:
The Carnival of the True Crime Blogs
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