crime capsule

history so interesting
it's criminal

from dna testing to the dixie mafia, we bring you new stories of true crime in american history. join writer & host benjamin morris for exclusive interviews with authors from arcadia publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past.

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the mcglincy killings in campbell, california: an interview with author tobin gilman

on the morning of may 27, 1896, the peaceful township of campbell awoke to shocking news. six people were brutally murdered at the home of colonel richard p. mcglincy, one of the town's most respected citizens. the suspect, james dunham—the colonel's son-in-law—fled the scene and disappeared into the hills of mount hamilton overlooking santa clara county. this heinous crime triggered a massive, nationwide manhunt while investigators pieced together the details. author tobin gilman examines the mind and motives of the killer, the sensational media coverage and the colorful personalities associated with the protracted and unresolved pursuit of justice.

as a teenager, tobin gilman spent weekends working at a building located at the corner of mcglincy avenue and union in campbell, california. at the time, he was unaware of the grisly crime that occurred in the vicinity more than a century earlier. tobin has spent over thirty years as a marketing professional in the information technology industry, and his hobbies include antique bottle collecting, motorcycling and shooting sporting clays. he is the author of 19th century san jose in a bottle.

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the smoking gun. the bloody knife. the chase, the catch, the courthouse doors. on the crime capsule podcast, nothing fascinates us more than the stories of true crime in american history: the deeds and misdeeds that have shocked our citizens and, in some cases, shaped our nation. traveling coast to coast, our mission is to dig up these stories from america’s past and to bring them to america’s present. to shine a light on the darkness that at times shadows our history. and hopefully, to let that light illuminate the concept of justice more brightly.

join writer and host benjamin morris for exclusive, in-depth interviews with authors from arcadia publishing, the largest publisher of local nonfiction in the country. from dna testing to the dixie mafia, our guests have intimate knowledge of the cases they’ve studied. they’re the historians who chronicled them. the reporters who broke them. and sometimes, the cops who cracked them.

each week, crime capsule brings you the authors who have journeyed deep inside the shadows of american history. and we’d love for you to join the conversation. learn more at www.frasernovels.com. crime capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

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the team

benjamin morris

host
writer, researcher, and recovering academic. poet, fiction writer, and historian. native mississippian. list-maker extraordinaire.

bill huffman

producer
a veteran podcast host and journalists with a penchant for true crime and breaking news.