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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 […]

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 […]

You Are The Brightside Needs Your Help

You Are The Brightside Needs Your Help

Hey, friends! Have you noticed that I’ve been missing? You haven’t? Well, I’m hear to tell you that I HAVE been missing, but I’m gearing up for a big comeback. I need YOUR help, though, in determining what direction I need to go. I’ve been […]

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 […]

Brightside’s Best: 5 True Crime Shows You Need To Watch

Brightside’s Best: 5 True Crime Shows You Need To Watch

  Ready for something funny? There is a show on TV right now called “Deadly Dentists.” Maybe you don’t find it that funny, but I did for a couple of reasons. For one, I’m very easily entertained and number two, is this what it’s come […]

You Are The Brightside: Best of 2017

Happy New Year from The Brightside! I hope this year brought all of you health, happiness and all the Party Pizzas that your heart desired! Just me with the Party Pizzas? Okay, fine. This year was pretty exciting for me, partially because I started this […]

Brightside Booklist: 52 Books To Read Now (Like, RIGHT NOW)

Brightside Booklist: 52 Books To Read Now (Like, RIGHT NOW)

At least once a week, I have someone asking me for a book recommendation. I mean, not to brag or anything, but I’m pretty darn good at giving suggestions. Because of this, I wanted to make a list of books that I’ve read and  enjoyed. […]

Brightside Booklist + The Case of Maura Murray

Brightside Booklist + The Case of Maura Murray

All-American girl, Maura Murray, has a fiancé and no enemies. She receives a weird phone call and packs up her dorm, leaving everything behind. She emails her professors and says she has had a death in the family. Maura withdraws $280 from an ATM and […]