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Mystery

Unsolved crimes, kidnappings left without resolution, and mysteries that will keep any internet sleuth puzzling all through the night.

Honest Abe’s Not-so-True Crime Tale

Honest Abe’s Not-so-True Crime Tale

Three brothers are accused of murder after an Illinois man vanishes in this sensationalized true crime story penned by Abraham Lincoln.

Most Wanted List: The Great Suicide Con of 1859

Midwestern drifter A.V. Lamartine traveled from town to town in search of a sucker to nurse him back to health.

7 Prisoners Who Found Love Behind Bars

7 Prisoners Who Found Love Behind Bars

Some relationships defy all logic. These are seven such stories.

How Not to Get Away with Murder: The Case of Ruth Snyder and Henry “Judd” Gray

How Not to Get Away with Murder: The Case of Ruth Snyder and Henry “Judd” Gray

Bored housewife Ruth Snyder thought she had hatched a clever plot to kill her husband – until she blundered her way through the entire thing.

This is the Photo That Makes Me Lock My Doors at Night

This is the Photo That Makes Me Lock My Doors at Night

After browsing Reddit late one night, the author stumbled across an image she wished she could unsee.

Little House of Murder: The Bloody Benders

In the 1870s, Kansas was settled by wholesome homesteaders – and a family of serial killers called The Bloody Benders.

The Vanishing Crew of the Carroll A. Deering: A Maritime Mystery

In 1921, the ship was spotted in North Carolina under suspicious circumstances. Days later, the crew and their belongings had disappeared – for good.

Behind the Veil: How We Dress for Death

Behind the Veil: How We Dress for Death

This month The Metropolitan Museum of Art pays respect to a century of mourning attire with the exhibition Death Becomes Her.

What’s the Real Story Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Death?

What’s the Real Story Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Death?

Was it alcoholism, rabies, or a violent election day scam? More than 160 years later, the burning question remains: What killed Edgar Allan Poe?

Killer Ink: Decoding Russian Criminal Tattoos

Get up close and personal with Russian gangsters and their intricate – and meaningful – body art.

Crime and No Punishment in Prohibition-Era New York

Crime and No Punishment in Prohibition-Era New York

Author and Prohibition-era expert Michael Mayo finds the ghosts of mob bosses past in modern-day New York City.

Born to Be Wild: The Original Hells Angels Biker Gangs

Hit the road with the Hells Angels in these killer vintage snapshots.

Kate Webster: A Real-Life Sweeney Todd Story

Kate Webster: A Real-Life Sweeney Todd Story

In 1879, Irish housekeeper Kate Webster killed her employer, boiled her body, and fed the fat to small children.

The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

He terrified young women in Victorian England with his clawed hands, fiery breath, and ability to leap onto tall buildings.

Madeleine Smith: The Hot Cocoa Killer

Madeleine Smith: The Hot Cocoa Killer

Madeleine Smith had a rich fiancé, a secret lover, and one hell of a hot chocolate recipe. We recreate her cup of cocoa ... without the lethal ingredient.

When Harry Met Edna

A box of their unmarked photographs jumpstarted the Internet's most heartwarming manhunt.

Alfred Packer: The Maneater of Colorado

This grisly tale of survival will have you grabbing an extra bag of granola next time you hit the trail.

Who is the Poe Toaster?

Who is the Poe Toaster?

For years, a mysterious man appeared at Poe's grave in the dead of night. Who is he and will he ever return?

Buyer Beware: 9 Terrifying American Murder Houses

Buyer Beware: 9 Terrifying American Murder Houses

From Amityville Horror to Jeffrey Dahmer's one-bedroom, these murder houses are home to some truly brutal murders.