Imagine Your Story-My True Crime Obsession

I love true crime. I listen to a dozen true crime podcast. I read true crime books. I watch true crime documentaries and tv shows. And that’s just on my own time. At work my fellow Murderino (that’s what fans of the hit podcast My Favorite Murder call ourselves) and I started a true crime book club. The Riverinos Discussion Group was formed and while I am biased, but I think it was hit. Due to Covid-19 we are currently on hiatus with our in person meeting, but I can’t be stopped! So, my first exciting bit of news is that I can created a new Facebook group for our Riverinos. We are still working on adding content, but you can join the group here.

Here is a little taste of what you’ll find in the group:

Riverinos won’t be having a July meeting, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the subject here in our group. Maureen Callahan’s book, American Predator is an in-depth report of Israel Keyes and his alleged crimes. Want more? Riverinos hosts Sherry and Megan loves podcasts! Here are Sherry’s recommendations for podcast episodes that cover Israel Keyes:

Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

June 10th, 2019

Israel Keyes: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7I0fyBfPrFLMdv8UkNdSsv?si=9APevInzSPSFPB3Sd2a2-w

Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

April 2019

Missing: Maura Murray

March 8th, 2018
Episode 72: Israel Keys Profile
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2AJq8ocIitzbhRinKZHcrx?si=SNxiAbpYQx6o1zsl-qHUzg

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

12/8/2016
Episode #46 Skippers Unite!
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3J4cBcYDoA87aDaOYpahdH?si=xcmjYyqlSomFl-vxd1oJLw

True Crime Bullsh**: A Serial Obsession

Episodes 1 (12/6/18) through Episode 0215 (12/21/19)
https://www.our-americana.com/tcb?fbclid=IwAR2fpRGQI_ooJs1x81zmoOrKx7j1JgVYPrVqcjnyrelG0pYi0MTiNSyeUmEEpisode #0211 Keyes & Cars (11/7/19) discusses Keyes’s strange history with cars and missing people, including two infamous disappearances that happened within Keyes’s hotspots, and a re-examination of one of his murders.
https://open.spotify.com/show/073muZEPrJTiwYvsDplJRp?si=02hLs7zSRpuCuHYmhYBL0w1Sherry ShusterLikeCommentSave

Now, stick with me here. I mention Israel Keyes as a segue to the disappearance of Maura Murray, which is written about in True Crime Addict by James Renner. It’s been suggested that Israel Keyes could be connected to Maura Murray. If you aren’t familiar with her story I recommend reading Renner’s book. The book is great and the case is bonkers!

And, finally, speaking of James Renner, I was so excited to learn about his new project-he next book with be about the murder of Lisa Pruett. Lisa was a 16-year old from Shaker Heights when she was murdered on September 14, 1990. The case is of particular interest to me because it occurred just a few miles from my home in Cleveland Heights, where I was also a teenager. For more information about Lisa Pruett check out James’ website.

If you are also a true crime addict, please join me in the Riverinos group.

~Megan

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