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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.












This Map Shows You Every Sex Offender in NYC

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Silent Night Bloody Night (1974) [Horror] [Mystery] [Thriller]

Sunday, May 31, 2015

"Silent Night, Bloody Night" is a horror film which was also released as "Night of the Dark Full Moon" and re-released in the 1981 horror boom as "Death House". It was directed by Theodore...

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Plan Your Party With Murder Mystery Games

In the realm of home based entertainment, many exciting games can transform any occasion into something very special. Suppose you are throwing a party at home or office and you want to create a movie like ambience where there is mystery and even a murder that needs to be unraveled then murder mystery evening are just right for you. You and your guests will surely feel terrific to participate in a game that is not only unique but also thrilling. Your guests will later thank you for the murder mystery evening that you created for their enjoyment. Although murder mystery games have become quite popular nowadays, the phenomenon is not new. It has been there since the last several years. In fact, these games have been in vogue in the UK for a decade and a half. With more people being exposed to these games the popularity has increased manifold and since the last two years or so people in the US are into it. Over the years, there has been a change in the format of the game. Older versions used to have a single plot of murder but the games of today have subplots. There is a lot more intrigue and mystery. Party planners make it a point to include murder mystery games in their agenda so that the event (party) turns out to be a much talked about one for weeks to come. Gone are those parties where people used to cluster in small groups to discuss boring stuff. The shy ones had to stand in a corner and sulk. Today, everyone wants to enjoy a murder mystery evening because this kind of set-up involves all and so none is left out. Moreover, with so many settings and plots to choose from you can give your guests a thrilling time that they will not forget for a long time. In the realm of home based entertainment, many exciting games can transform any occasion into something very special. Suppose you are throwing a party at home or office and you want to create a movie like ambience where there is mystery and even a murder that needs to be unraveled then murder mystery evening are just right for you. You and your guests will surely feel terrific to participate in a game that is not only unique but also thrilling. Your guests will later thank you for the murder mystery evening that you created for their enjoyment. Although murder mystery games have become quite popular nowadays, the phenomenon is not new. It has been there since the last several years. In fact, these games have been in vogue in the UK for a decade and a half. With more people being exposed to these games the popularity has increased manifold and since the last two years or so people in the US are into it. Over the years, there has been a change in the format of the game. Older versions used to have a single plot of murder but the games of today have subplots. There is a lot more intrigue and mystery. Party planners make it a point to include murder mystery games in their agenda so that the event (party) turns out to be a much talked about one for weeks to come. Gone are those parties where people used to cluster in small groups to discuss boring stuff. The shy ones had to stand in a corner and sulk. Today, everyone wants to enjoy a murder mystery evening because this kind of set-up involves all and so none is left out. Moreover, with so many settings and plots to choose from you can give your guests a thrilling time that they will not forget for a long time.

For more information on murder mystery games, check out the info available online; these will help you learn to find the murder mystery evening!

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The True Golden Age Of Pulp Fiction Mystery

From America, in the pages of the Pulp Magazine Black Mask, came the shattering of the refined and ornate mystery. These thrilling pulps, full of sensational violence and raging plot, told of a witty world of sultry gals and private eyes who would rather crack knuckles on enemy skulls than talk the polite symmetry of clues amongst cowering dinner guests drinking port. In essence they told of a different world, one more unrelenting and tough. It wasn't the "who done it" of keen inquiring minds but a bare knuckled expose of murder and mayhem and the men and women who fought it.

Led by Dashiell Hammett, author of the Maltese Falcon, the Hard-boiled School of crime writing challenged the conventions of detective fiction with an emphasis on stories not rooted in pedigree, stories not birthed on an old English manor amongst Earls and Lords, but on the American mean streets where cops carried guns close to their hearts and the bad guys would rather say it with bullets. Hammett, Carroll John Daily, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, James C Cain, and many others created a new and more intense way of writing crime fiction. These hard-boiled writers influenced cinema in the forties and fifties in what became known as film noir: a golden age of Hollywood cinema immortalized by such great actors as Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.

Galaxy Press, through audio dramatization and books brings us back to this golden era of the mystery pulps through the writings of Ron Hubbard whose stories, written in the hard-boiled style, are action centered and full of criminals and the men and women who hate crime. Stories like the Brass keys to Murder, Dead Men Kill, Murder Afloat and The Blowtorch Murder showcase heroes bold and dashing in the face of unrelenting danger and mayhem. The Villains are painted as they were: grotesque and vividly twisted so when they were faced they were faced in the hearts of all engaged readers who longed for their heroes to overcome the corruption that was seemingly all persuasive. Because of the economic unrest and underworld crime syndicates that were stark realities in everyday newspapers these pulps allowed readers to find hope in the chaos and adventure in the fear. This tough minded goodness was one that every day Americans could identify with.

Though dealing with true and violent themes, Hubbard never forgot that the pulps were also to entertain, to offer escape and to sweep the reader away into a world of intrigue and romance. Though the zombies and blow torches rage there is always a pulpish flair that make the stories fun and highly readable. Where hard-boiled novels often dealt with pessimistic themes of urban chaos and alienation, the mystery pulps are action adventures from start to finish. One gets both a dose of life as it is, gritty and tough, but also of life as it's longed to be lived: bristling and fun. It reminds us that faced with evil we can still laugh and hold on tight for help will soon come.

Raymond Chandler in his famous essay "The Simple Art of Murder" told of how the American hard-boiled school of writing created a crime fiction that more akin to the real nature of crime than the detective story that was heavy on convention but reduced the "infinite cruelty of murder" to an abstract puzzle of clues. According to Chandler "murder had now been taken out of the Venetian Vase and dropped into the alley". We are paradoxically, yet wonderfully, reminded that these stories could also be fun and rich in adventure and therein lies part of their timelessness. Though murder was never something to laugh at or enjoy, the triumph over such cruelty was.


Frederick Hail is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning through audio books on cd collections.

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Autopsy Documentary - Crime Scene Autopsy - Autopsy Examination Part II

Monday, February 16, 2015

Autopsy Documentary - Crime Scene Autopsy - Autopsy Examination Part II
Produced by the Department of Defense in 1980, this DVD is quite fascinating. It explores the autopsy process as it relates to a criminal act. In this presen... Video Rating: 4 / 5

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True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: Phil Spector (2010)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An actress turns up dead at the home of Phil Spector and the music legend is charged with murder. Crime writer Aphrodite Jones uncovers videotape that Specto... Video Rating: 4 / 5

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