True Crime Tuesday: The Moors Murders

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I know, I know, I knowwww… It’s been a while since I’ve put up a new TCT post. I wanted to have this case posted last week, but I’ve been super busy, both personally and in terms of the reading I’m trying to get done (my goal this year may have been too lofty,) so the draft I’d been working on for the last couple of weeks never saw its way to publication. Whomp whomp.

My basement is also finally finished (for a second time.) That’s right! The water damage is repaired, new floors are down and I’ve finally gotten everything put back together. I’ve been down there, under blankets on my nice new couches playing Assasin’s Creed: Odyssey all weekend and it’s been glorious!

There are still finishing touches that I want to do – pictures on the walls, etc. And basically, two of my four bookshelves are totally empty, but trust me I am rapidly correcting that and spending too much money in the process. This includes a trip to Book Outlet’s Box Sale next Friday! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for any booknerds within travel distance! Maybe I’ll see you there!

But enough about me and my bullshit. Let’s talk about Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Together, between July 1963 and October of 1965, in Manchester, England, they sexually assaulted and killed five children together. So yeah, they’re a delightful pair that you’d definitely invite over to dinner parties and other normal people stuff.

You know what they say: the couple that kills together goes to prison in separate locations and never gets to see each other ever again!

This is The Moors Murders.

Obvious trigger warning: violence against children.

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True Crime Tuesday: The San Francisco Witch Killers

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It’s the Month of Love! Is everyone excited? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you certainly don’t need to be partnered up to celebrate. Give yourself some love, go out with a friend and celebrate your friendship. Buy your furbaby a special treat and watch a movie snuggled up. Love is love, baby! It doesn’t need to be romantic to count.

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My husband and I have dinner reservations and then we’ll be going to see a movie if something is out that doesn’t suck. It’s nothing fancy. And honestly, we don’t really do anything at all for Valentine’s Day under normal circumstances, but after you’ve been together seven years, you tend to make a more concerted effort towards date nights and getting out of the house when you have an excuse. It’s so easy to fall into a very contented, eventless life that doesn’t see much romance, like at all.

What better excuse than a day that is solely reserved for love? Nothing says love like a conservatively priced meal and movie gift cards!

There are couples who go all out for Valentine’s Day. A guy I work with is taking his long-time girlfriend to Cuba and will be proposing to her. That’s one for the books! How are you ever going to top that?

Other couples prefer to keep the romance alive all year long and don’t need a special day as an excuse to get out of the house. Maybe they’re consistently doing little things for each other, trying to make the rest of us look bad. Maybe they have a standing date night every Friday where they pull popsicle sticks out of a jar and do whatever idea is written on the stick, like some Pinterest-level experts.

Or maybe they start practicing the occult and murdering witches!

In the spirit of the Month of Love, I’ll be writing up the stories of Killer Couples for the next couple of weeks.

First up, Michael and Suzan Carson, The San Francisco Witch Killers.

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True Crime Tuesday: Teenage Thelma And Louise

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It’s that time again! And maybe that time is occurring too much? I’m waffling on that, considering making True Crime Tuesday a bi-weekly post to give myself more room to research and write. But we’ll see. Maybe I’ll just write a story whenever I feel the vibe to do it.

This blog is supposed to be a hobby, not work.

Anyway – last week I wrote about The Snapchat Murders – the story of two young girls who are the victims of a still-free killer. There are links in the story to provide any tips to police that you might have. You just never know who or where my posts are going to reach, right?

This week, let’s turn the two girls concept on its head. This is the story of two young girls who are the killers.

Holly Harvey and Sandra Ketchum.

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Sandra Ketchum (left) and Holly Harvey (right.)
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True Crime Tuesday: Werewolf Lovers

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Before we get into my first inaugural true crime story for the blog (so exciting!!!), I just want to ask: have you seen Zac Efron as Ted Bundy for the upcoming biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile“? I am literally shaking with antici…………..pation.

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I will admit, I definitely felt like screaming WHY GOD WHYYYYYYYYYYY when I heard Efron had been cast as the killer who tops my list of favourite of all time – not in a admiring way, obviously – but seeing this shot really calms my skepticism. I’ll reserve full judgement until I see his portrayal, but so far so good.

Now, onto my first true crime write-up for my brand new blog! I’m Canadian and it’s pretty clear to me that hardly anyone pays attention to us on an international level, and that’s fine. We like keeping to ourselves. Y’all know who Trudeau is, but admit it – this is the first time you’ve ever really known our Prime Minister’s name. Or even that we don’t use the term “President.” Admit it!

Anyway, I feel like this gives me an opportunity to explore a true crime case that maybe not a lot of people are familiar with because it’s a Canadian case. I could do something big, flashy and well-known, but that’s not really the vibe I want to start off with.

So, instead, let’s talk about The Werewolf Lovers. That’s the most lame-ass name for these two, but whatever. Here we go…

Trigger warning: violence against children

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