Hello again. I have a few more links to the latest in true crime for you today and a quick reminder that if you’re more into scares of the supernatural kind, the second in this year’s Ghostwriting stories comes out tomorrow. Real scares from real AE writers and readers. I think this week’s are the best yet.
Let’s start with a few longreads:
- A classic from Longform: Angels & Demons
- From the New York Times: Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded
- “He said it would be ‘awesome’ to help a friend kill herself. Now he’ll be tried for murder.”
- The unlikely role of podcasts in criminal justice reform
On the TV front, A&E’s The Eleven is a new, limited-run series that explore the deaths of a series of girls in and around Galveston in the seventies. Following an unexpected confession letter from a convicted felon, a journalist and detective pair up in an effort to establish “a definitive link between the convicted killer and girls he calls “the eleven who went to heaven” before he has the possibility to walk free.” You can watch a clip before the show begins airing tonight at 9 PM.
If you’re looking for a new read, Karen Abbott gave a rave review of Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime that has me wanting to read it.
Finally, you never know just what you might find in an old book—especially if Dennis Rader, otherwise known as BTK, wrote it.
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