Writing

In 1974, a British journalist met a stranger at a hotel bar and agreed to a road trip. She wanted to see America.

CrimeReads

Forensic genealogists at Parabon NanoLabs are using DNA databases to solve cold cases faster than anyone could have imagined. But how will their techniques hold up in court?

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Matthieu Bourel

While the Sally Horner case gave ‘Lolita’ its main character, the Edward Grammer case gave the book an almost perfect murder.

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Collage by Katie Kosma

The bizarre true story of Lolita, My Love, the musical adaptation of Nabokov’s novel

Vulture

For Years, Women Vanished. A Brooklyn Church Hid the Secret.

CrimeReads
Joe Gough

A champion Boston Terrier disappeared during a victory lap at a Chicago dog show in 1934. Then came the phone call demanding money.

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Illustrated by Lizzie Gill

Obituary/tribute to Sue Grafton

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When director Barbara Loden’s Wanda came out in 1970, few could have guessed that it would become a cult classic. Even fewer knew about the real woman who inspired it.

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Illustrated by Eleanor Shakespeare