Crimes and Criminals

Unusual crimes and the criminals who enact them.

The Ghosts of Ellis Island

When we hear the phrase “Ellis Island” we think of the historic gateway to America, the grand entrance for so many immigrants who wanted a life in the new world. What we aren’t familiar with is the colorful history of this iconic location in New York Harbor. Origins It was “Oyster Island” because the waters held countless oysters, a favorite of the Dutch settlers.

The Fine Art of Murder

Many find it difficult to believe society’s fascination of the “murder mystery” is actually centuries old. Long before Agatha Christie or even Edgar Allan Poe, people were compelled to follow the latest murders or the most difficult mysteries. In Nineteenth Century London, many social groups regularly gathered to discuss popular murders.

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