Electric Literature: A Daughter Reclaims Her Mother’s Story From the Sensational Headlines About Her Murder

Electric Literature: A Daughter Reclaims Her Mother’s Story From the Sensational Headlines About Her Murder

When Kristine S. Ervin was eight years old, her mother, Kathy Sue Engle, was violently abducted from a shopping mall parking lot in Oklahoma and murdered. Though Ervin’s debut memoir, Rabbit Heart, does include an eventual resolution to the case in which Kyle Eckardt was convicted, the narrative is not categorizable as true crime, and […]

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Electric Literature: 9 Fun Murder Mysteries You Should be Reading

Electric Literature: 9 Fun Murder Mysteries You Should be Reading

Putting the words “fun” and “murder” next to each other in a conversation is a great way to give off the impression that you are gleefully maladjusted. But I’d wager if you tried it (the conversation starter, not the murder)—go ahead, show up at a party and say, “Isn’t murder fun?”—people would know just what […]

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