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”

Prescription For Evil

By James Kirkpatrick Davis Prescription For Evil is a True Crime book published by Genius Books Publishing. The description reads: “On May 27, 2001, a nurse in Kansas City oncologist Dr. Hunter-Hicks’ office placed a five c.c. vial of Taxol chemotherapy medicine in a package and sent it to the National Medical Services laboratory. OnContinue reading “Prescription For Evil”

Writer Interview: Melissa R. Mendelson

Melissa R. Mendelson has written many books. She has had several of her short stories published on The Yard, and at other publications. We love Melissa’s writing here at The Yard: Crime Blog, and we wanted to get a hold of her to ask her some questions about it. What led you to start writing?Continue reading “Writer Interview: Melissa R. Mendelson”

Serial Killer: Robert Berdella

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Kansas City, Missouri recently to investigate Robert Berdella, A.K.A. The Kansas City Butcher. Robert Berdella, was born on January 31, 1949. He committed his crimes between between 1984 and 1987. He raped, tortured and murdered at least 6 men, whom he captured by various means and kept them trappedContinue reading “Serial Killer: Robert Berdella”

The Notorious Texas Swindler

By Pepper Anne From the Amazon Book Description: “Bob Leach was a throwback to an era of legendary Texas desperadoes. He was a conman, a kidnapper, a cattle rustler, a stickup man, and more. But far from practicing his depredations in the Wild West heyday of the 1880’s, Leach was a modern-day badman who becameContinue reading “The Notorious Texas Swindler”

Book Review: Pimp: The Story of My Life

By Chris Bunton Pimp: The Story of My Life, written by Robert Beck, A.K.A Iceberg Slim, was one of the best street crime books I have read. It was very well written and flowed like a dream. It kept you turning pages and interested throughout. Not only was the book good. But the history thatContinue reading “Book Review: Pimp: The Story of My Life”

Serial Killer: Angel Maturino Resendiz

By Chris Bunton Born in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico, He used train cars as a means to travel throughout Mexico, and the United States, killing people. This earned him the name “The Railroad Killer.” It was the 1990’s and Resendiz had killed 16 people. He used whatever weapon was available. Guns, a Brick, aContinue reading “Serial Killer: Angel Maturino Resendiz”

Serial Killer: Glennon Engleman

By Chris Bunton I traveled to St. Louis, and as I am want to do, I looked up some crime figures and scenes while I was there. One of the more interesting characters was Glennon Engleman, also known as The Killer Dentist. Some people place Engleman in the serial killer category, while others place himContinue reading “Serial Killer: Glennon Engleman”

A Letter from Sheri

By Cheryl Gyant “A Letter from Sheri” is a story inspired by the 1986 California serial killer murders executed by Charles Ng and Leonard Lake. Cheryl Gyant, the author says “I began writing a book in 2001 about how it felt to be adopted. As a child, I was led to believe that my biologicalContinue reading “A Letter from Sheri”

Meet The Medieval Mafia #4

By Jon Tait Hutcheon Graham of Gards The Bishop of Carlisle was watching from the ramparts of Carlisle castle whenHutcheon Graham and his crew of border reivers started riding out to plunder theCumbrian countryside following the death of Queen Elizabeth 1 in March 1603.Hutcheon and his fellow horsemen – around 140 of his ‘kinsmen andContinue reading “Meet The Medieval Mafia #4”