All posts tagged: Investigation Discovery

Season 8 Deadly Women Lizzie Borden Special Features Diane Fanning

  “Deadly Women fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history’s most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions.” One of the most popular series on Investigation Discovery, Deadly Women, begins its 8th season on August 1, 2014 with two brand new episodes. The 100th episode special examines the infamous female axe murderer, Lizzie Borden, and features host, Candice DeLong, a former FBI agent and profiler, Dr. Janis Amatuzio, a forensic pathologist, and true crime authors Diane Fanning and M. William Phelps. “Along with the gruesome nature of the crimes is the unexpected character of the accused, not a hatchet-wielding maniac, but a church-going, Sunday-school-teaching, respectable, spinster-daughter, charged with parricide, the murder of parents, a crime worthy of Classical Greek tragedy.” Crime Library Deadly Women features some of the most notorious women in crime, their histories and why they committed the crimes for which they are known. Diane Fanning has appeared on several episodes …

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Diane Fanning Appears on Investigation Discovery’s EVIL TWINS

  Thursday, April 10, 2014 Diane Fanning offers her commentary on Investigation Discovery’s EVIL TWINS. Diane Fanning has been seen on numerous crime episodes of Investigation Discovery television shows over the years. With her background as a true crime and crime fiction series author, Fanning is an experienced examiner of all types of criminal cases from the high profile Caylee Anthony case (Mommy’s Little Girl) to more obscure cases involving domestic violence, serial killers, and crimes of passion. Her thorough research is obvious throughout her 21 published books. Always the professional, Fanning’s commentary presents all sides of the cases she’s invited to discuss for Investigation Discovery, making her a popular figure and invited back often to appear on their various shows. She’s covered cases about which she’s written books, and oftentimes those which she hasn’t. Fanning takes pains to probe into every viewpoint of a criminal case through interviews, documents, and attending trials; the mark of a writer who stands up to scrutiny time and time again. The April 10th episode of EVIL TWINS will feature …

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Southern Fried Homicide: The Mary Winkler Case with Diane Fanning

Southern murder, is it different than murder anywhere else? You decide! Southern Fried Homicide, a new program on Investigation Discovery, is covering murder made in the South. The featured case starting on Wednesday, June 26 is the Mary Winkler case written about by Diane Fanning in her book THE PASTOR’S WIFE. When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing… A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered?   In the months that followed, the crime—and the Winkler’s marriage—would be exposed by the national media; Mary herself even appeared on Oprah. Set in a world of domineering men, obedient wives, and unshakable …

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Shattered Lives: Presents True Crime Author Diane Fanning, Celebrating Her 20th Book Release!

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE t Fresh from filming more episodes for Investigation Discovery from her Texas location, true crime author Diane Fanning  joins the show to talk about her books, the crimes behind them, and the victims left in the wake. Diane has been featured on several Investigation Discovery shows including Deadly Women, Deadly Sins, Behind the Mansion Walls and Snapped! Celebrating 2013 as the year of her 2oth book release, Diane Fanning is one of the grande dames of the true crime genre writing from a standpoint of research, facts, and most of all the victim’s voice. Along with writing true crime and covering high-profile cases, Diane Fanning is also the author of the Lucinda Pierce series of crime novels. The sixth book in the series, Wrong Turn, was released in January 2013 and inspired by Fanning’s experience with the case of Julie Rea, who …

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Celebrating Her 20th Book! Diane Fanning’s Latest True Crime Releasing in April 2013

Described as one of True Crime genre’s premier authors, Diane Fanning brings forth yet another story her readers yearn to understand. Her impeccable research into many high-profile crimes such as the death of Caylee Anthony in Mommy’s Little Girl, and attending the trial of Michael Peterson in North Carolina for Written in Blood, brings to the reader the facts they need to grasp the horror of the victims who have been silenced. Diane Fanning’s 20th book, Sleep My Darlings, scheduled for an April 30, 2013 release, puts another notch in the belt of the Edgar Award Finalist author. Sleep My Darlings is the true story of Julie Schenecker who shot and killed her two teen children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau, in their home in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the trial, scheduled for October 2013, while the defense attorneys are looking to plead insanity. Speculation about the mental state of Julie Schenecker and what was going on within her family preceding the murder of her two children, has been an area of …