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seth fer­ranti

Seth be­gan his ca­reer in jour­nal­ism hav­ing served a 21- year stretch of a 25- year sen­tence for an LSD king­pin con­vic­tion. He is now free and writes reg­u­larly for Real Crime.

Seth takes us in­side the Colombo crime fam­ily to find out how Carmine Per­sico has stayed don for over 40 years, de­spite be­ing in jail, on page 56.

robert mur­phy

An award- win­ning cor­re­spon­dent for ITV News based in Bris­tol, Robert has re­ported on well- known crimes such as the mur­ders of Joanna Yeates, Sian O’Cal­laghan, Melanie Road and Melanie Hall. He’s spo­ken to the former wife of Brink’s- Mat robber John Palmer about life with the no­to­ri­ous gang­ster, on page 32.

dr. abby ben­tham

Abby is a UK- based aca­demic with re­search in­ter­ests in psy­chopa­thy, toxic mas­culin­ity and vi­o­lence. She splits her time be­tween free­lance copy­writ­ing, re­search and ac­count man­age­ment ser­vices, and lec­tur­ing on nar­ra­tive fic­tion, crit­i­cal the­ory and evil. Read about the San­tana High shoot­ing, on page 78.

joanna el­ph­ick

Jo is an aca­demic lawyer and lec­turer spe­cial­is­ing in crim­i­nal law, foren­sics, crime and de­viance. She has cre­ated cour­ses and given talks on sub­jects like Jack the Rip­per. Her book, Mur­der­ous East Anglia, is avail­able on Ama­zon. She vis­ited Poland this month, re­search­ing her Vam­pire of Kraków fea­ture, on page 66.

mar­tyn con­te­rio

A free­lance film critic and crime writer based in Lon­don, Eng­land, Mar­tyn has a long- stand­ing ob­ses­sion with the crimes of Jack the Rip­per and the Zo­diac Killer. Mar­tyn speaks to the bi­og­ra­pher of Dutch­man Richard Klinkhamer, who mur­dered his wife and then wrote a book about it, on page 84.

sabina stent

Sabina is a free­lance crime and cul­ture writer, and a lec­turer spe­cial­is­ing in women sur­re­al­ists, vis­ual cul­ture and the oc­cult. She has a par­tic­u­lar fas­ci­na­tion with the bloody count­ess El­iz­a­beth Báthory de Ecsed. Her Real Crime de­but is a more con­tem­po­rary blood­bath, the Won­der­land Mur­ders, on page 24.

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