Writer Interview: John Haymaker

John has submitted a couple of stories to The Yard: Crime Blog, and we have enjoyed reading his work. We contacted him, and asked if we could do an interview, and he was glad to answer our questions. What led you to start writing? “Blessed (or afflicted) with synesthesia, boundless imagination and desire to makeContinue reading “Writer Interview: John Haymaker”

Serial Killer: Raymond Lee Stewart

By Chris Bunton More appropriately labeled a “Spree Killer”, Raymond Lee Stewart kept Rockford, Illinois in fear during his shooting spree in January of 1981. Raymond Lee Stewart was born in Burlington, North Carolina. He had a rough up bringing full of poverty, physical and sexual violence. I say this, not as an excuse butContinue reading “Serial Killer: Raymond Lee Stewart”

Serial Killer: Dale Anderson

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Belleville Illinois, recently to research the serial killer Dale Anderson. My research took me to Belleville High School East, where the body of Audrey Cardenas was found in June of 1988. She was an intern for the Belleville News Democrat at the time. The area where she was foundContinue reading “Serial Killer: Dale Anderson”

Book Release: Gemma Hoskins

Have you seen the Netflix Documentary series entitled “The Keepers“? Then, you know who Gemma Hoskins is. Well, she has written a book entitled “Keeping On“. Mascot Books had this to say: “The Keepers investigates the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik, a nun and teacher at Archbishop Keough High School. Sister Cathy was Gemma’s belovedContinue reading “Book Release: Gemma Hoskins”

Writer Interview: Pablo Agrio

By Chris Bunton Pablo Agrio has published a few times with The Yard: Crime Blog. We wanted to catch up with him and talk about the events in his life that has shaped who he is and what he writes. Where were you stationed in the Marines or toured? What year did you go in?Continue reading “Writer Interview: Pablo Agrio”

Bugsy Siegal’s Last Pal

By Steven G. Farrell The citizens of Las Vegas, Nevada were all afraid of Bugsy Siegel, the notorious gangster from New York. Afraid and respectful. “Ben”, the name he used in his inner circle, was a long-time partner of such Manhattan big shots as Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, and Frank Costello. He even had connectionsContinue reading “Bugsy Siegal’s Last Pal”

Two Lynched in Chattanooga

by Chris Bunton I traveled recently to Chattanooga, Tennessee for my honeymoon.  While there, we spent some time checking out the sights, seeing Lookout Mountain, and all the history of the place. While I was there I also worked on a piece about the Serial Killer, Joseph Paul Franklin who had blown up a synagogueContinue reading “Two Lynched in Chattanooga”

James Earl Ray

by Chris Bunton I traveled to Quincy, Illinois. This is a great place to view architecture if you enjoy different styles of housing. But, the town also holds the distinction of being the home of the serial killer Michael Swango and the assassin James Earl Ray. It seems odd that a man who ended upContinue reading “James Earl Ray”

Serial Killer: Timothy Krajcir

by Chris Bunton The Serial Killer, Timothy Krajcir who is known to have killed during the late 70’s and early 80’s, was born in Pennsylvania on November 28, 1944.  He was born Timothy Wayne Mcbride, but his name was changed when his mom remarried. He had several run ins with the law for theft inContinue reading “Serial Killer: Timothy Krajcir”

Serial Killer: Paul Dennis Reid

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee recently to have a Valentines Day get away with my wife. We checked out the Frist Art Museum, where they had a Picasso exhibit, and we went to Andrew Jackson’s home, “The Hermitage“. While there I did some research on the serial killer, Paul Dennis Reid. AlsoContinue reading “Serial Killer: Paul Dennis Reid”