A Guest Post: The Felix Vail Case

Date Published 04.07.14


After a decade spent researching serial murder, Enzo Yaksic founded the Serial Homicide Expertise and Information Sharing Collaborative. Enzo and his team contributed their expertise to the investigation of Felix Vail, 74, as a serial murder suspect.


Five decades before Louisiana became the setting for Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective, the bayou....

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The Psychopath at the Next Register

Date Published 03.16.14

On the morning of March 12, 2011 Dan Morse walked up to a Lululemon store in suburban Washington D.C. and began taking notes. Lululemon is an upscale chain store that sells yoga clothes and gear, but Morse wasn’t interested in their $150 running jackets. The yellow crime-scene tape strung across the front door is what brought him there.

Morse covers criminal justice for the....

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Date Published 03.01.14

Sometimes a book finds you at the perfect time. Right now, for me, that book is Criminal Investigative Failures by D. Kim Rossmo, a Canadian criminologist who specializes in geographic profiling. “What we remember depends on what we believe.” That line has batted around my head for days. It helps explain why the retired detective and the victim I interviewed have such....

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Date Published 02.27.14

My friend and fellow writer Steve Huff has been posting some great stories about little-known mysteries from the past. Check them out on Huffwire.

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The Mad Sculptor

Date Published 02.20.14

Title: The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, The Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Author: Harold Schechter

Release Date: February 18, 2014

Order Here: Amazon

As part of The Mad Sculptor (Of True Crime) Blog Tour, Harold will answer questions about the book, his writing process, and the MADNESS in his topics of study as a preeminent true crime writer:....

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