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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: 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: 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 […]

The tomb of Marie Laveau in New Orleans. It is a plaster crypt covered in multiple sets of handwritten Xs. There are offerings such as flowers and books and small objects.
Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Orleans Voodoo
Posted May 9, 2022 Written by Claire

In my latest novel, Blood on the Bayou, the culture of New Orleans takes center-stage. Voodoo is of particular interest […]