"A Dark Turn" with Kevin Deutsch: The Girls Are Gone

“A Dark Turn” with Kevin Deutsch welcomes Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann, authors of the new true crime book “The Girls Are Gone.” On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents’ divorce. The girls’ father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home.

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"A Dark Turn" Welcomes Cutter Wood

“A Dark Turn” welcomes author Cutter Wood to the show to discuss his new book “Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime.” I spoke with Cutter at the Miami Book Fair about this compelling work of true crime/memoir, which powerfully blends the author’s investigation of a disappearance and homicide with his personal story. Some background on the author: Wood was born in Central Pennsylvania and received his BA from Brown University, where he was awarded prizes for nonfiction and poetry.

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"A Dark Turn" welcomes "Money Rock" author Pam Kelley

Author Pam Kelley joins us on a “A Dark Turn” to discuss her new book “Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South,” in advance of her appearance at the Miami Book Fair. Her new nonfiction book is part true crime, part social history, part sociological study, in the tradition of “Ghettoside.” 

Check out my interview with Pam here.

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"A Dark Turn" Episode 6: The Death of Paul Bush

Tune into Episode 6 of “A Dark Turn” as we travel to Budapest, Hungary, to investigate the Aug. 2014 death of Paul Bush, a 36-year-old British man who died under mysterious circumstances at the bottom of this stairwell. Was Bush’s fall an accident, or was he murdered? Tune in as we search for answers in this case. "A Dark Turn" is proud to be part of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

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"A Dark Turn" Episode 4: The Boca Mall Murders

Episode 4 of “A Dark Turn" is the first in an occasional series exploring the unsolved Boca mall murders and abductions of 2007, ritualistic crimes that saw three victims killed, five kidnapped, and a sixth robbed. Episode 1 tells the story of Randi Gorenberg.  Listen to the episode here.

 

 

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How To Budget Your Own True Crime Investigation

A true crime gold rush is upon us. Here’s how to manage expenses while cracking open those old case files. 
 
 
 
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Episode 3 of "A Dark Turn" is live online

We went to some very dark places with J. Reuben Appelman, a writer and private investigator whose new nonfiction book "The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit's Most Notorious Serial Killer" sees him investigate the metro Detroit child murders, as well as his own demons. Listen to the episode here.

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Help Solve the Boca Raton Mall Murders

I started writing about the Boca mall murders and abductions nearly eleven years ago. At that time, the digital revolution was just getting started—the iPhone was introduced the same year as the Town Center at Boca Raton and Mizner Park attacks (2007), and smartphone, social media, and mobile GPS technologies were all in their infancy. Today, more than a decade later, everything has changed.
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Episode 2 of my new podcast "A Dark Turn" is live

For our most recent show, I spoke with "True Crime Addict" author James Renner about his investigation into the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, as well as his new podcast "The Philosophy of Crime." Check out the broadcast here: https://soundcloud.com/pam-stack/true-crime-addict-author-james-renner-on-a-dark-turn

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My latest: Journalist Kevin Deutsch on How Miami’s Cocaine Cowboys -and Batman- Turned Him Into a Crime Author

"No one’s born a crime reporter — it’s too thankless a job to be written in anybody’s stars. But for some of us, crime and intrigue exert a kind of gravitational pull on our lives, all but choosing our professions for us.

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