Stories in Criminal that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
What Happened to Ernestine Viglianco?
Last night, Ernestine Viglianco was found dead in her home. She was found the in her bedroom, tucked into her bed. Cold as the snow surrounding her large home. It was her oldest son, Magnus, who had been the one that had found her. As his Mother had requested to be awoken when her youngest son, Nigel, finally arrived from the airport.
Dr. John Watson buys an Island
"You did what John"? "I bought an Island, Sherlock. You heard me". "Why on earth would you do such a thing. Your book sales are going well, I presume"?
A Christmas Whodunit
The Prompt Write a crime fiction story. The Night Before Christmas "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
The Snowman Did It !!!!
Henry was coming home drunk. He just got fired from his job. He got out of his car staggering. He thought he saw his neighbor’s snowman moving towards him in a fast motion. He shocked his head to try to clear it. He was really drunk if he think a snowman was moving.
It’s Mine Now!
Well, Simon, here we are alone once again. No one is here to stop us from committing any type of mayhem we wish to. Yes, mayhem seems to be our middle name, doesn’t it? I remember when we were young and always getting scolded for being somewhere we weren’t supposed to be, or taking something that didn’t belong to us. There are so many tales we could tell.
Review of 'Slow Horses' 3.1-3.3
Whew! The first two episodes of the third season of Slow Horses begin (after a prelude) with a shot at Ringo, of all people, with River telling Catherine he doesn't want to waste time on a file because it's "Ringo-level". I wasn't completely sure this was about the Ringo -- Ringo Starr -- but who else could it be, I mean, it surely wasn't about Johnny Ringo, the out-West outlaw. But I didn't know for sure until a bit later in the first episode, when there's talk about "George-level" as below "John-level" and "Paul-level," so yeah, the new season is off with a bang,
The Most Ridiculous Motives for Murder
We may not condone murder, but certainly understand some situations require us to protect ourselves or loved ones at the cost of another person’s life. Sometimes, we may even feel that a person ‘deserved’ what they got”, as their actions in life were so horrific that they merely wasted fresh oxygen. Neither situation applies to the cases I’ll discuss below, undoubtedly those with some of the most ridiculous motives for murder you’ll ever hear.
A crime most clever
I am dead. My spirit will not depart until my body has been found, if you can possibly assist the police in locating me, I would be eternally grateful and could finally go on to the next phase of my scary, unknown journey.
Review of Bosch: Legacy 2.1-2.6
I caught the first four episodes last week of the new (second) season of Bosch: Legacy on Amazon Prime Video, the post-Bosch series in which Harry has moved from LAPD to private investigator (still living and working in Los Angeles) and his daughter Maddie has joined the LAPD. I thought and said the original Bosch series was the best cop show on television, and the first season of Legacy was even better than Bosch. Well, so far the second season is sheer dynamite, emotionally, and in overall storyline and acting -- and even better than the first season. (Queue The Beatles' "It's Getting Better All the Time".)
The Man Who Killed Halloween
Halloween. A time when children dress up and take to the streets to collect candy from their neighborhoods. Ghouls, ghosts, vampires and witches go door to door and say “Trick-or-Treat!” while holding bags or buckets out awaiting a handful of candy. Most parents don’t think much of the candy their kids get, doing a cursory look over the pieces looking for the obvious signs of tampering. But what happens when parents don’t? Or, what if the tampering isn’t something that jumps out at you right away? What if the person who did the tampering is a child’s own parent? This is exactly what happened in Texas in 1974. Every parent’s worst Halloween nightmare came true.
Maybe You Shouldn't Kidnap Someone On A First Date
Love can make us do crazy things. From grand gestures like proposing in front of thousands of people to small expressions like writing love letters, we all indulge in unique ways of expressing our feelings for our partners. However, some gestures can be riskier than others, and the consequences can sometimes lead to jail time.
What does a killer look like?
My eldest son was born three months early at 28 weeks. He weighed 3 lbs 1oz. He was in the neonatal unit for 10 weeks before he was big enough and strong enough for us to bring him home. In those 10 weeks, I visited him every day, stayed with him and then, left him every night. Every morning, as soon as I awoke, I would call the nurses to see what sort of night he had. My slumber, if it came, was always restless. Nurses administered treatments to him while I was there and while I was not. I trusted them implicitly because I had to. It was incredibly hard to have my fragile baby boy cared for by strangers. But I had to believe that those nurses had his best interests at heart and would administer care with attention and forethought.