If it’s true crime, conspiracy and alternative history that you love to hear, then the House of Mystery Radio Show is the one for you! The program airs Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and investigates everything in true crime, from the JFK assassination to the Steve Avery Making a Murderer Case.
The program always has something fascinating on tap and June’s programming is no exception. Here is the must-listen-to lineup:
FRIDAY JUNE 2 – DOUBLE HEADER-FETURING PAUL SANDERS & JAMES JEFFREY PAUL!
Banquet of Consequences: A Juror’s Plight: The Carnation Murders Trial of Michele Anderson: On Christmas Eve 2007, Judy and Wayne Anderson’s daughter, Michele and her boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe, arrived at their home for a family meal. Unbeknownst to them, their daughter was armed with a loaded 9 mm pistol and McEnroe was carrying a .357 Magnum. Both parents were callously shot dead by the pair and their bodies hidden from view. Two and a half hours later, Michele’s brother Scott, his wife Erica and their two children, Olivia (5) and Nathan (3), arrived at the house. Within the hour, they too had been pitilessly slain, in an act of violence that was breath-taking in its scope and cruelty. With his highly-anticipated third book, Paul Sanders takes the reader inside every day of the trial of Michele Anderson with his customary attention to detail, from December 2015 until March 2016.
The Mulatto Ripper (Miss Clytie Cases) James Jeffrey Paul: In 1911, 21-year-old private investigator Clytie James was sent to Atlanta to investigate a series of grisly murders committed by the Mulatto Ripper. One fateful night, she unexpectedly found herself face to face with the killer, but he got away. Fifty years later, an elderly Miss Clytie returns to Atlanta on business, only to be contacted by an old man claiming to be the Ripper. Determined not to let him escape a second time, Clytie and the ominous stranger embark on a little trip down Memory Lane.
FRIDAY JUNE 9 – Jack the Ripper, The Works of Francis Thompson – Richard A. Patterson
Francis Thompson in 1888: He was an ex-medical student with a dissecting scalpel, and a history of mental illness and trouble with the police. He had just broken up with a prostitute and had written about cutting women’s stomachs open. At the same time, a few yards from his refuge, a woman was knifed, as part of a spate of prostitute murders, which one coroner said was by someone who had considerable anatomical skill and knowledge. Richard A. Patterson sets out a compelling case for English poet Francis Thompson as the prime suspect for Jack the Ripper in this must-read for Ripperologists the world over
FRIDAY JUNE 16 – The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Thom Hatch
The Old West was coming to an end: Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid—as leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never seen by authorities. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving cast who made up their band of thieves, eluded local law enforcement and bounty hunters, all while stealing from the rich bankers and eastern railroad corporations who exploited western land. The close calls were many, but Butch and Sundance always managed to escape to rob again another day—that is, until they rode headlong into the 20th century. Fenced-in range, telephone lines, electric lights, and new crime-fighting techniques were quickly rendering obsolete the outlaws of the wide-open frontier. Knowing their time was up, Butch and Sundance, along with a mysterious beauty named Etta Place, headed to South America, vowing to leave their criminal careers behind. But riding the trails of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, Butch and Sundance would find that crime wasn’t through with them just yet.
FRIDAY JUNE 23 – VINCE PALAMARA The Not-So-Secret Service: Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination to the Reagan Era
The Not-So-Secret Service: While there haven’t been many Secret Service related books about U.S. presidents, the ones still in print (and even those long out of print) are often sanitized memoirs of a politically correct nature or “tell-all” tabloid historical junk meant merely for entertainment purposes. The Not-So-Secret Service provides the facts with the bark off, so to speak, and reveals politically incorrect information of a decidedly unsafe nature. It may be controversial and against the grain, but this book is heavily documented and timely, as the Secret Service guards our political candidates, foreign dignitaries, and, of course, the President, the first family and the ex-presidents and their families.
FRIDAY JUNE 30 – JUDITH YATES – SHE IS EVIL!: Madness and Murder in Memphis
Ejaz Ahmad was handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman: He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother’s dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love. Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a history of drug charges, petty crime, and a questionable past. She led a flotsam life, drifting from town to city to state. When she was introduced to Ejaz Ahmad, she believed she had found the ultimate answer: a place to live, someone to take care of her, and money to spend. But what began idyllic soon became abusive and then dangerous for Ejaz. His friends and family warned him. And in May of 2003 Ejaz paid the ultimate price when family members found his mutilated body in a shed. SHE IS EVIL is a story of trust, abuse, religion, and murder. Of a kind man who tried to help a troubled woman and became the victim of abuse and, eventually, a heinous murder
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