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Things You Should Know But Don’t: America’s First Serial Killer
Posted September 26, 2022 Written by Claire

The period from 1970 until the late 1990s is popularly known as the “Golden Age” of serial killers in the […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: How DNA Solves Cold Cases
Posted September 12, 2022 Written by Claire

I’ve spent some time in the past discussing biometric data and all of the privacy concerns that come along with […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Sultan’s Palace
Posted August 29, 2022 Written by Claire

New Orleans is known for a great many things.  High among them are lavish celebrations and a tradition of knowing […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The New Orleans Vampires
Posted August 15, 2022 Written by Claire

My newest novel, Blood on the Bayou, is centered in New Orleans, one of the most unique cultures in the […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Minnie Wallace
Posted August 1, 2022 Written by Claire

Did you know that monetary gain is one of the top reasons that serial killers, and murderers in general, kill […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Orleans Trunk Murders
Posted July 18, 2022 Written by Claire

Continuing our true crime tour of New Orleans, next up is the gruesome murders of Theresa and Leonide Moity—more widely […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Axeman of New Orleans
Posted July 4, 2022 Written by Claire

From May 1918 to October 1919, the people of New Orleans found themselves terrorized by a serial killer who became […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Do No Harm
Posted June 20, 2022 Written by Claire

In a recent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Susan D’Agostino presents provocative views faced by the artificial […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Clementine Barnabet
Posted June 6, 2022 Written by Claire

New Orleans is a glamorous city known for its unique culture, from Cajun cooking to the raucous parties associated with […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Posted May 23, 2022 Written by Claire

If you live in the United States it’s likely you’ve at least heard of Mardi Gras, best known for its […]