Blog Profiles: True Crime Blogs

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Our latest list features a few of our favorite true crime blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.true crime blog profilesThis past week has been nothing but storms and rain, which is really my favorite kind of weather.

When I was a kid, I used to turn all the lights off in my house, grab a flashlight, and read Carolyn Keene until my mom would force me to go to bed. I still do the same thing, but now I substitute the flashlight with a ton of candles and some fairy lights.

With that state of mind firmly in place, I thought this week I would highlight some true mysteries with true crime blogs.

1. Crime Traveller

This blog’s goal is to provide a comprehensive online resource that delves into criminal actions and psychology, while also providing information and details about ongoing cases and the trials surrounding them.

It covers information regarding historical cases (as far back as famed serial killer Jack the Ripper) to book reviews of recent true crime releases.

Check out: “The Warrior Gene: Genetics and Criminology,” “Charleston’s Most Inhospitable Hosts: The Story of John and Lavinia Fisher

Follow @Crime_Traveller on Twitter.

Recent Crime Traveller post on Twitter about bestselling true crime books for April 2018

Credit: @Crime_Traveller on Twitter

2. True Crime Diva

True Crime Diva is a personal opinion-based true crime blog run by midwestern grandmother Deb. The blog was formed so that Deb could give her own insight on certain true crime happenings, and that she does.

Typical posts on the blog provide well-read and informed background information on the cases and present her thoughts and theories at the end. I, along with many others, genuinely enjoy this blog because of the personality you’re presented with in the text!

Here’s a post to get you started: “The 1973 Disappearance of Landon Lee Deriggi

Follow @TrueCrimeDiva on Twitter.

Selection of the 6 most recent posts on True Crime Diva Instagram

Credit: @truecrimediva on Instagram

3. TrueCrimeGuy

Mike Manford has devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to investigating unsolved true crime cases, such as the Zodiac murders, and developed this blog to bring some older unheard cases to the attention of the everyday couch detective.

Like Deb, he provides his own insight into things relating to true crime (such as a review on Netflix’s based-on-a-true-story FBI crime show “Mindhunter”) and the Golden State Killer (a case Manford dedicated a significant amount of his time researching).

Posts to explore: A Break in the Delphi Murders?, The Cruel Writer

Follow @TrueCrimeGuy on Twitter.

Recent TrueCrimeGuy Facebook Post - Celebrating the Identification and Arrest of the Golden State Killer - TRUECRIMEGUY.COM

Credit: @Truecrimeguy on Facebook

4. True Crime Diary

I had to include this as a tribute.

Michelle McNamara is the woman who dedicated her life to identifying (and coining the moniker for) the Golden State Killer. Her research and information was recently released to the public, posthumously, earlier this year in “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.”

This blog hasn’t been updated recently, since McNamara passed away in 2016, however her research was so thorough and, in light of recent events, I felt it was a must to include it on this list.

Posts I loved: The State I’m In, Crowd Sourcing a Wisconsin Cold Case

Follow @truecrimediary on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for true crime news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @tanbusch.

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