We continue the story of one of the most infamous murders ever committed in New Zealand. Known as the Parker-Hulme Murder it was shocking because of it's brutality as well as because, it was soon discovered, it had been perpetrated by two teenaged girls. In the conclusion, we'll discover that one of the convicted murderers would go on to an illustrious career as one of the world's most well known crime-fiction writers. Her past would stay concealed for almost 40 years before her true identity was discovered.
Today's episode also includes Patreon supporter shout outs and the winner of this month's prize drawing. www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime
Book: Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham
Movie: Heavenly Creatures (1994) directed by Peter Jackson
A brutal murder takes place in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1954. Two teenage girls are quickly identified as the murderers. The crime would become infamous in New Zealand and the girl exposed as a well-known writer decades later. This is Part 1.
#Parker-HulmeMurder #NewZealand #PaulineParker #JulietHulme #matricide
Photo: Pauline Parker (left), Juliet Hulme (right) during their trial.
In this second chapter of "Written in Blood" I detail cases of two writers who became wife killers - and then hid their crime from the public.
#domesticviolence #authors #writers
For Domestic Violence resources and help:
In the U.S.: www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-7233
In the U.K.: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk 0808 2000 247
In Australia: www.1800respect.org.au 1800-737-732
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In this series I detail crimes committed by authors or writers. First up, two authors who became literary celebrities despite their criminal history....or even because of it.
#JackHenryAbbott #IsseiSagawa #NormanMailer #GaryGilmore #TheExecutionersSong #Japan #cannibalism
Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:
Sewell Chan, The New York Times, "Mailer and the Murderer," Nov 12, 2007.
Bruce Jackson, Buffalo Report, "Jack Henry Abbott, 58," Mar 1 2002.
M.A. Farber, The New York Times, "Freedom for Convict-Author: Complex and Conflicting Tale," 1981.
Katherine Ramsland, CrimeLibrary.com, "The Cannibal Celebrity: Issei Sagawa,".
Julian Ryall, Post Magazine, "Poetic Justice: is the Japanese cannibal finally paying a price?," Dec 7, 2013.
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