In 1919, Canadian businessman Ambrose Small cashed a check for 1 million dollars. Hours later, he vanished.
Glamour girl Lana Turner and gangster Mickey Cohen were both young and hungry. Each wanted to take over the Hollywood movie studios and the crime ridden streets of Los Angeles, but Lana and Mickey had two major obstacles standing in their way.
Casey Sherman’s latest book, ‘A Murder in Hollywood,’ covers a sensational crime involving actress Lana Turner and the mob. The author discusses the book alongside some of his favorite recent reads.
Can FBI agents really take over crime scenes? Do they hunt serial killers? Find out in this list of common FBI misconceptions.
Florida is known for its alligator sightings, weird crimes, and Disney World. But how much of what you think you know about the Sunshine State is true?
From a book no one can decipher and puzzling disappearances to unsolved crimes and beyond, many of these historical mysteries still have us scratching our heads.
A compelling theory about 'The Blair Witch Project' offers an opportunity to watch the movie in a whole new—but equally terrifying—way.
In 1975, Bum Farto had it all. A dead body and a drug deal gone wrong changed everything.
How a love of drinking and Britain’s 18th-century Toby jugs might have inspired the slang word for ‘face.’
Losing your nose ring in the shower is a bummer. It’s not an emergency.
Thomas Hardy’s memorable heroine was modeled after the last woman to be hanged in Dorset, England.
Willy Wonka is undoubtedly an eccentric man. But could he and his band of Oompa-Loompas be hiding a homicidal secret?
In 1989, the HBO anthology series 'Tales From the Crypt' resurrected a killer idea: a homicidal Kris Kringle.
What do Kevin McCallister’s parents do for a living to afford the family such a lavish lifestyle?
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 1980, John Lennon was gunned down in front of his New York City apartment building by an obsessed fan. This is the story of the days leading up to that tragedy.
The bootleg chocolate bars are prompting health and safety concerns.
While the club initially formed as a social group for writers of detective fiction, it did have an official purpose: to uphold a rigid set of standards for crime fiction, and weed out any potential members who wouldn’t agree to meet them.
One scam was convincing enough to fool George Washington.
The profanity-laden documentary managed to win both Emmys and an Oscar. But it didn't reduce juvenile delinquency.
Centuries later, Stede Bonnet’s motivations and actual aptitude for piracy remain unclear. But he still managed to make the history books—in his nightgown, no less.
In the 1970s, Big Bird went to the big house (literally) when "Sesame Street" launched a prison daycare program.
Curtis Chillingworth was the most esteemed judge in Palm Beach County. But someone wanted him dead.