Tag: true crime

A Cinefessions Video – August 2020 Book Wrap-Up

I completed nine books last month, so let’s talk about them! If you enjoy this video, please consider subscribing to Cinefessions on YouTube!   Branden ChowenBranden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen

Title: Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders Author: Billy Jensen Published: 2019 Publisher: Sourcebooks Audiobook Narrator: Billy Jensen — Billy Jensen set out to make his hero proud, and he has done just that. Jensen tells stories about how his father would show him the latest crime stories in…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Body of Proof by Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis

Title: Body of Proof Authors: Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis Published: 2019 Publisher: Audible Originals Audiobook Narrator: Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis — Reading through the description of this book, I genuinely thought Body of Proof was a fictional take on something like Serial, The Staircase, or Making a Murderer. I believed this throughout my…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Title: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Author: Erik Larson Published: 2003 Publisher: Crown Publishers Audiobook Narrator: Scott Brick — Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City is really two stories in one. The first is a historical account of the trials and tribulations of…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown

Title: The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride Author: Daniel James Brown Published: 2009 Publisher: William Morrow Audiobook Narrator: Michael Prichard — My fascination with true crime has lead me to one of the more hilarious and fascinating podcasts on the subject: the Last Podcast on the Left. The three hosts…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough

Title: The Demon Next Door Author: Bryan Burrough Published: 2019 Publisher: Audible Studios Audiobook Narrator: Steve White — The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough, one of the Audible Original options for the month of March, 2019, is a fascinating, terrible tale of a psychopath in a small town that managed to slip through the…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith

Title: Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America’s Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed Author: Robert Graysmith Published: 2002 Publisher: Berkley Books Audiobook Narrator: Robert Graysmith — David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007) is one of my favorite films of all-time. It is one that I have always wanted to discuss on The Cinefessions Podcast, and came really close to…