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A True Crime Addiction

From television to books and movies to podcasts, true crime has come a long way since penny dreadfuls horrified Victorian England and Truman Capote dazzled the world with In Cold Blood.So what do you do when you need your true crime fix? Following are five of my favorite podcast sources for well researched listening that goes far beyond Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin:

Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

A macabre, fascinating mix of odd deaths, serial killers, spooky myths and haunted history, Morbid has more than 170 episodes already available — more than enough to keep you awake at night well into 2021.

Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad

A collaborative effort between retired cold case investigator Paul Holes, true crime journalist Billy Jensen and their listeners, The Murder Squad tackles a different missing persons case each week and encourages the general public to add their own theories and investigative work.

Up & Vanished

Another podcast that focuses on those who disappeared, Up & Vanished takes a deep dive into missing persons cases that may have gone cold. While each season focuses on a specific individual, the podcast is making the jump to television with five additional studies.


Although considered Australia’s first true crime podcast, Casefile takes a look at sensational crimes from across the globe. During each episode, an anonymous host explores the darkest side of human nature and the consequences for those who survive.

Crime Junkie

Featuring two hosts who “can’t get enough true crime,” Crime Junkie tackles a wide range of case from the biggest headlines (Madeleine McCann, The Lonely Hearts Killers, The Dexter Killer) to the virtually unknown (Martha Moxley, Birna Brjánsdóttir and dozens more).

Love a good murder? Be sure to take a stab at Thou Shalt Not Kilt, a traditional Southern cozy with Scottish flavor. For my latest news and book updates, follow me on Instagram and Facebook, and sign up for Mondays Are Murder, my weekly mystery newsletter — plus, you’ll get a free downloadable copy of Masters of Murder, my guide to the detectives and authors of mystery’s Golden Age!

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Mystery Author Liam Ashe

Just in case we haven’t met, I am Liam Ashe, author and outspoken fan of Golden Age mysteries and edge-of-your-seat thrillers. My books feature Scottish historian Elle Mackay, former spy Mafalda Marchand and curiosity merchant Emery Vaughn. My first book, Thou Shalt Not Kilt, is available on Amazon.

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