By Crime Historian Laura James, Esquire (c) 2005-10 WELCOME to my study of historic true crime, a literary blog where the chairs rest at the intersection of history, journalism, law, and murder, and the shelves are filled with the finest true crime literature. STEAL FROM THIS LIBRARY AND IT'S PISTOLS AT DAWN.
True crime author Randall Radic has a unique perspective: he was once Pastor Randall Radic, and subsequently he was an inmate of the State of California. The Seattle Times has featured the author's curious story. His latest true crime book takes on the case of Father Gerald Robinson, among others. The book is Gone to Hell: True Crimes of America's Clergy.
The author was recently interviewed on Blog Talk Radio by Bishop Gregory Godsey. It may well have been a tougher interview than the author expected. The author alas must spend quite a lot of time discussing his own criminal case before taking up other subjects, and the topic of Father Gerald Robinson didn't arise.
Judging by the title and one early review, it's not exactly revelatory or different in tone from the three books that preceded it.
NewspaperArchive My most very favorite site on the internet. Millions of digitized, text-searchable newspapers from across the U.S. and the world. If my computer somehow froze up and I had access to only one website, this would be it.
Paper of Record Another pay-to-play website that features searchable historic newspapers. Canada is particularly well represented in its collection.