Inner City Blue

By John E. Marks The old pub on the corner lost beneath a motorway junction;Stands in a similitude of snow now. Its windows are gone the wayOf the church spire from whence the müezzin calls a different faithful to prayer.The bronze statue of an eminent Victorian child abuserGlowers over what was once his property, his factory, hisContinue reading “Inner City Blue”

Serial Killer: Beoria Simmons

By Chris Bunton I recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky where I did some research on the serial killer, Beoria Simmons. Simmons was born in May of 1954. He was convicted of Kidnapping, Raping and Murdering three women in Louisville, Kentucky. His fourth victim escaped and was able to identify him, which led to his arrest,Continue reading “Serial Killer: Beoria Simmons”

They Killed My Little Brother

By KeKeDreams My friend my brother I miss you dearly This one hit more than deep bro Dam bro I was just with you I lost my brother to murder crime Left his blood, family beyond hurt We all crying Said he was called for somebody else’s beef They wrong, they have to leave youContinue reading “They Killed My Little Brother”

The First Prison in Illinois

By Chris Bunton I have been traveling sections of The Great River Road for many years now. It is a road that goes along the Mississippi River on both sides, and is full of beautiful sites of history and culture. I recently went to Alton, Illinois which is on the Great River Road, in theContinue reading “The First Prison in Illinois”

Murder and Mayhem

Murder and Mayhem on the Main Street of America: Tales from Bloody 66 By Jim Hinckley. “Families on vacation. Serial Killers. Truck drivers. Vagabonds. Celebrities. Gangsters. The weary and the wicked of all types and stripes traveled the Mother Road. And not all of them made it. Some ended up in jail, others ended upContinue reading “Murder and Mayhem”

T.V. Series Review: Boardwalk Empire

By Chris Bunton Boardwalk Empire is a great T.V. Series that centers on the building of Atlantic City, Prohibition, the Depression and a man named Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. “Nucky” Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi is a fictional character based loosely on the real life person, of Enoch “Nucky” Johnson. And that’s part of the funContinue reading “T.V. Series Review: Boardwalk Empire”

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”

Writer News

If you are a writer in the crime genre here is an opportunity to be in an anthology. https://www.scottjmoses.com/what-one-wouldnt-do Also, please remember that The Yard: Crime Blog is always looking for True Crime or Crime Fiction, along with horror and Dark Literature. We have all kinds of categories to choose from for a writer orContinue reading “Writer News”

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”