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.
One of my very favorite authors, honored true crime historian, essayist, collector, philosopher, and retired trial lawyer Albert Borowitz, has penned a book that explores the intersection of music and murder. It is of course from Kent State University Press. The book is Musical Mysteries: From Mozart to John Lennon. I'm sure already that as a read it's meticulous and...um... fun.
Borowitz's Blood and Ink: An International Guide to Fact-Based Crime Literature (Kent State University Press, 2002) is the best book ever written on its subject.
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.