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Killer Mystery: Is Charles Manson Responsible For More Murders?

Michelle McNamara considers two cold cases

Bad Company: A Rogues’ Gallery of Forgotten Perps

This motley crew of murderers and misfits should be seared into our memories. Could you pick a single one of them out of a lineup?

Freeway Rick Is Dreaming

Out of prison and on the move, the legendary crack dealer is seeking his fortune yet again. A journalist picks up the trail of the man who has captivated and confounded him for decades

Murder in Black and White

Bernard Finch was a handsome doctor working in the San Gabriel Valley. Carole Tregoff was the beautiful assistant who became his mistress. When they murdered Finch’s wife in 1959, the pair set in motion one of the most sensational trials the country had ever seen—before being all but forgotten. Writer Steven Mikulan tells the tabloid-drenched tale

In the Footsteps of a Killer

Fifty rapes. Ten murders. Two identities. One man. From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. Now a determined investigator, a retired detective, and a group of online obsessives are on the hunt to track him down

In Plain Sight

Stephanie Lazarus was an exemplary cop. She is also a murderer. How did she evade suspicion for 23 years when she should have been the prime suspect? The story behind the story

The Identity Thief: A Tale of Murder

Randy Kling found his old flame in a sputtering marriage. He was her out. What she didn’t know was that Kling, a lifelong criminal who’d amassed hundreds of aliases, was also a deadly psychopath

One Angry Betty

After she confessed to a young reporter about the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife, Betty Broderick became an icon for women scorned. Twenty years later, that reporter reconnects with the killer who launched her career 
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In This Epic 2009 Oral History, People Close to the Case Recall the Manson Murders

Charles Manson sent members of his “Family” on one of the bloodiest killing sprees in L.A. history. Those involved in the murders and their aftermath speak out