Serial Killers

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Serial Killer Fandoms
Posted November 7, 2022 Written by Claire

True crime has been a popular genre for several decades.  At this point, it’s common for people to watch a […]

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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: 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: 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 […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Digital Detectives Part 2
Posted January 17, 2022 Written by Claire

My last blog covered some of the basics of a phenomena often referred to as “crowdsourced investigations”, a reference to […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Digital Detectives Part 1
Posted January 3, 2022 Written by Claire

True crime as a genre has been captivating audiences for the better part of the last decade. While true crime […]