In the first season, journalists Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman investigated the cold case of Elizabeth Andes, who was found murdered in her Oxford, Ohio, apartment in 1978. The second season focuses on the death of Retha Welch in 1987. Diversion published Accused, a transcript of season one, in 2018 and has signed up Hunt for another tie-in title, according to editor-in-chief Keith Wallman.
The book: Unsolved Murders (DK, Feb. 2019) by Hunt and Emily G. Thompson, founder of the Morbidology website.
Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard tracks a Southern California con man who torments and traumatizes a businesswoman, whom he met via a dating website, and her family. The podcast inspired a Bravo limited TV series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, which premieres at the end of November.
The book: Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders (S&S, Nov.).
Mikita Brottman, a psychoanalyst and the author of several nonfiction titles, assembles public domain audio files such as 911 calls, trial clips, police interrogations, and forensic and victim testimony. Recent episodes have centered on Bernhard Goetz, known as the Subway Vigilante, and serial killer Ted Bundy.
The book: An Unexplained Death (Holt, Nov.), which focuses on a single case, the 2006 death of Rey O. Rivera in Baltimore.
My Favorite Murder
Comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark banter about and recount murders and other violent crimes, with an underlying emphasis on vigilance and self-defense—evident in the oft-repeated mantra that’s now the title of their forthcoming book.
The book: Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (Forge, May 2019).