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Episode 116 The Murder of Mamie Thurman

It’s been 90 years since Mamie Thurman was brutally murdered in Logan County, West Virginia. While investigating the murder of the wife of a local police man, authorities learned Mamie had been leading a double life.

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Show Update & Rhonda Belle Martin

Southern Mysteries is on hiatus. I’m taking a much needed break from researching murders and mysteries this summer. I’ll be back with new episodes in time to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the show this fall. If you’re a patron of Southern Mysteries, you’ll still hear Patreon Exclusive episodes of The Lesser Knowns each month.… Continue reading Show Update & Rhonda Belle Martin

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Episode 114 Bloody Madison: The Shelton Laurel Massacre

The Shelton Laurel Massacre in January 1863 is a striking example of divided loyalists and complicated battle lines in North Carolina during the Civil War. 

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Episode 112 The Color Line Murders

Some of the oldest true crime cases in America are racial terror lynchings. To understand the history of lynching in the American South you have to know what led to the acceptance of racial terror and the brave people who led anti lynching campaigns in an effort to end the violence and save lives. 

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Episode 111 The 1912 Hillsville Massacre

The Hillsville Massacre has been described as one of the most bizarre incidents in Virginia criminal and legal history. Floyd Allen, the patriarch of the Allen clan, known for feuding, moonshining and violence, was executed after he stood trial for triggering the 1912 courthouse massacre. A century later one question has never been answered...who really fired the… Continue reading Episode 111 The 1912 Hillsville Massacre