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Might as well face it, we’re addicted to true crime

Might as well face it, we’re addicted to true crime

April 24, 2019

We love true crime. We consume lots of true crime. This week, Jimmy and Steph discuss some recent true crime books, podcasts, and documentaries, and ponder exactly what was happening in the 1970s. #FreeAdnan.

Milne’s The Red House Mystery: A non-Pooh Bear Detective Story

Milne’s The Red House Mystery: A non-Pooh Bear Detective Story

January 23, 2019

Hang on, A.A. Milne wrote a crime novel? Is Winnie the Pooh the murderer or the detective? This week, Stephanie and Lee discuss a crime novel that does not feature Winnie the Pooh, but does feature all the best features of a cozy crime novel, complete with some digs at Australia.

Lois Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime aka the grossness of hunting

Lois Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime aka the grossness of hunting

January 9, 2019

Lois Austen-Leigh was a descendant of Jane Austen but did you know she was also a crime novelist? This week, Stephanie is joined by Lee to discuss The Incredible Crime, Northanger Abbey, and the grossness of hunting.

Femme Fatales, Marlowe and Gangsters: The (slightly) Nonsensical Plots of Chandler’s The Big Sleep

Femme Fatales, Marlowe and Gangsters: The (slightly) Nonsensical Plots of Chandler’s The Big Sleep

October 3, 2018

The Big Sleep is a classic of crime noir: the kind of fiction that transports you to a seedy LA gin joint in the 1940s. This week, Lee and Stephanie discuss femme fatales, Marlowe, gangsters, and slightly nonsensical plots.

Murderers, Truth vs. Fiction, and a car full of snakes in Truman Capote’s “The Handcarved Coffins”

Murderers, Truth vs. Fiction, and a car full of snakes in Truman Capote’s “The Handcarved Coffins”

September 19, 2018

Truman Capote brought true crime to literature with his "nonfiction novel" In Cold Blood. In this podcast, Lee and Stephanie discuss a lesser-known piece of Capote non-fiction, the short story "The Handcarved Coffins". They discuss murderers, the line between truth and fiction, and a car full of snakes. 

Kate Rossmanith: Small Wrongs: Remorse and the criminal justice system

Kate Rossmanith: Small Wrongs: Remorse and the criminal justice system

June 13, 2018

Remorse plays an important part in Australia’s criminal justice system, impacting both sentencing and parole. Kate Rossmanith’s book, Small Wrongs, explores remorse in all its complexity. Join Michelle Hamadache as she talks with Kate about researching and writing her compelling new release.

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