Down the Rabbit Hole

If, like me, you can’t get enough true crime or history, then let me enable your obsession with suggested sites that will take you down the rabbit hole. I’ll see you when you come up for air!

Gangland Wire: Are you obsessed with the mob?  If so you’ll enjoy Gary Jenkins’ fascinating podcast (he also has a blog). Jenkins was an Intelligence Unit detective with the Kansas City Police Department so he knows what he’s talking about. The podcast focuses on the Midwest and East Coat mobs, but it has ventured West for an episode featuring one of my favorite L.A. mob stories–the murders of Tony Brancato and Tony Trombino–aka The Two Tonys.

Historical Crime Detective: Where Old Crime Does New Time.  Discover forgotten crimes and forgotten criminals lost to history. Well-researched by historical crime detective Jason Lucky Morrow, this site is compulsively readable!

Los Angeles Visionaries Association [LAVA]: LAVA is the key to the secret Los Angeles you’ve been looking for (or helping to create), and for making connections with people who share your passions and sensibilities. I’ve been a member of LAVA since its inception. All of the events are fascinating–for true crime geeks like me I highly recommend  the quarterly Forensic Science Seminars at Cal State Los Angeles.

Patterson-Smith: Patterson Smith is an antiquarian bookseller specializing in true crime, gambling, and related subjects. He deals in out-of-print and rare books, and  magazines. If you are seeking a vintage true crime magazine about a specific case, Mr. Smith can search his database of 30,000 detective-magazine articles. I have availed myself of Mr. Smith’s services on many occasions and cannot recommend him highly enough.


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