In 1978, the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland, known as The Troubles, reached a boiling point. Hundreds of members of the Irish Republican Army, determined to drive the hated British out of the province-killing soldiers and police, detonating bombs, while arming themselves with firearms and explosives-were arrested and incarcerated in a notorious British prison known at "The Maze." Sunday, November 26, 1978, two IRA … [Read more...]
Audiobook Narrator Claire Duncan brings Marla Bernard’s BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD to Listeners
BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Marla Bernard and narrated by Claire Duncan, is available in audiobook format now. In the early hours of March 22, 1989, two friends - career criminals with violent felony convictions - drove around the eastern Kansas City area in a stolen car committing a series of crimes. The weather was mild for late March in Kansas City; the sky was clear, and there was the pale remnant of a Full Moon that bore the dubious name of … [Read more...]
Ann Of 5,000 Days
On her blog, author Marla Bernard recalls the death of 15 year old Ann Marie Harrison and tells readers why she felt compelled to tell this story. … [Read more...]
BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
The True Story of The Abduction and Murder of Ann Harrison is Available Now In the early hours of March 22, 1989, two friends - career criminals with violent felony convictions - drove around the eastern Kansas City area in a stolen car committing a series of crimes. The weather was mild for late March in Kansas City; the sky was clear, and there was the pale remnant of a Full Moon that bore the dubious name of Death Moon, the last full moon of … [Read more...]
WATCH ME DIE Photo Gallery
Exclusive photos from Bill Kimberlin's true crime book … [Read more...]
Bill Kimberlin, Psy. D.
Author Bill Kimberlin, Psy.D. has been researching and writing about death row and the execution process for well over a decade. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Psychology. Kimberlin began a postdoctoral residency in psychology but was most interested in understanding the worst of the worst criminal minds. This led him to focus on the psychology of those on … [Read more...]
Corpse Bride: Tourists would love Dead Manson!
Even mass murderer Charles Manson couldn’t wrap his fevered brain around this macabre plot: His erstwhile fiancée had a bizarre scheme to put his corpse in a glass casket and get rich by charging admission. Manson’s beloved, 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, wanted to marry the homicidal cult leader just so she’d own his remains when he died. A lot of people, she reckoned, would pay good money to see Manson’s preserved body in a modern-day, … [Read more...]