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Brightside Booklist: A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

Brightside Booklist: A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood I read this book in just a few hours over two nights. I could’ve finished it in one night, but my eyes were burning (WHERE ARE MY EYE DROPS?) out of my head and I had to put it down. The stories […]

Sarah Rairdon: A Minnesota Murder

Sarah Rairdon: A Minnesota Murder

I belong to a lot of “murder” Facebook groups. One of the questions I have been asked is, “What was the first thing that sparked your interest in true crime?” Not surprisingly, it didn’t take me long to remember what it was. I was only […]

My Ex-Fiancee Was Murdered and Her Killer Is Still Out There

My Ex-Fiancee Was Murdered and Her Killer Is Still Out There

Sarah Long was found dead in her home on July 23, 2014. She had a gunshot wound to her head and her left hand was holding a revolver. A case could’ve been made for a suicide, except for one problem: Sarah was right handed. Sarah’s […]

Michael Jackson: Can I Still Listen To Him?

Michael Jackson: Can I Still Listen To Him?

Michael Jackson. Can I still listen to him? Do I need to shelve Thriller forever? Am I forever forced to sit on the sidelines when Billie Jean comes on at a wedding dance? What about when Smooth Criminal comes on (pun not intended) in my […]

Maura Murray: Found?

Maura Murray: Found?

Remember Maura Murray? That missing woman that I’ve been obsessed with for years? Her dad is convinced that he knows where she is. For those that don’t remember, I featured her in this blog post where I talked about her case. I also talked about […]

Our Cat Died (And It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye)

Our Cat Died (And It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye)

Eleanor died today. It was the day I had been dreading for two months, but, for her sake, had been eager for since yesterday. I don’t like cats. I mean, they’re fine. They’ve always just been THERE. You know, crawling all over your lap when […]

Brightside Booklist: 5 True Crime Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Brightside Booklist: 5 True Crime Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Devil In The White City. Helter Skelter. The Stranger Beside Me. These are all considered classic go-tos in the true crime genre, but let’s expand our libraries here for a second, shall we? I’ve got nothing against these books (in fact, The Stranger Beside Me […]

Brightside Biography: I See Ghosts

Brightside Biography: I See Ghosts

My mom died over three years ago, but just because she isn’t alive doesn’t mean I haven’t heard from her. I haven’t seen her floating through my bedroom (holy shit, thank god), but I have heard from her in other ways. I’ve asked her questions […]

Ted Bundy: (Boring) Serial Killer

Ted Bundy: (Boring) Serial Killer

Everyone is going bananas over that Ted Bundy documentary. You know the one on Netflix? Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes? Not me. I’m not going to watch it. Why? Because I feel all like WE KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GUY ALREADY. (You […]

Cemetery burials, New Orleans style

Cemetery burials, New Orleans style

When I hopped off that plane, I wanted to squeal right over to the nearest cemetery. New Orleans=mandatory cemetery tour, right? Well, there are A LOT of them and we only had time for one. My family tolerates my cemetery obsession, but aren’t as interested […]