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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 […]

How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder

No signs of a break-in. An immaculately bleached floor. A $500,000 life insurance policy taken out on your wife. What are these signs of, you ask? Well, they’re signs that you’re dealing with an idiot who doesn’t know how to commit a simple murder without […]

Brightside Booklist: 4 True Life Stories To Read Right Now

Brightside Booklist: 4 True Life Stories To Read Right Now

October Brightside Booklist The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs Every month I find myself reading at least one book about death. Is it helping me to run faster from my fear of death? I don’t know, but I’m going […]

I Taught The BTK Killer How To Tie Knots

I Taught The BTK Killer How To Tie Knots

I have a confession to make. I have always considered myself to be totally smart and in the know about serial killers and other like-minded folk. I could talk for days about Ed Gein. I could go into detail on how I lurked around the […]

Obsession: The Murders of Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts

Obsession: The Murders of Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts

Every night at home, we put our phones away so we don’t get distracted from, you know, REAL LIFE. I’ve been sticking to it pretty faithfully, but lately all I’ve wanted to do is sneak off to the basement staircase and scrounge for new info […]

The Serial Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

The Serial Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

I consider myself to be somewhat of a serial killer connoisseur. So, when one comes along that I’ve never heard of, I’m as shocked as a cop finding a head in a refrigerator. I know there are going to be some of you out there […]

Brightside Films: 5 Documentaries To Make You Cry

Brightside Films: 5 Documentaries To Make You Cry

My husband always says to me, “Unless it’s a movie about murder or Nazis, you don’t want to watch it.” This quote usually pops up as we go back and forth for an hour about what movie to watch. And while what he says is […]