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.
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.
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.
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 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.