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May 25, 2021

216: The 'Peyton Place' Murder w/ Renee Mallett

216: The 'Peyton Place' Murder w/ Renee Mallett

True Crime Tuesday presents The 'Peyton Place' Murder with guest Renee Mallett PLUS New Dumb Crimes & Stupid Criminals!

Grace Metalious would shock the nation in 1956 with the publication of Peyton Place, her first fiction novel. Quickly becoming the best-selling novel of it’s time the book spawned sequels, two Hollywood movies, and a long running television series from ABC starring Mia Farrow and Ryan O’Neal. It also made Metalious a pariah in the town where she lived and helped lead to the author’s untimely death at the age of 39.  

Behind the lives and scandals of residents of her fictional small New England town lies a much darker secret. While the author and book would become tabloid fodder for years few readers ever realized that the novel was loosely based on real events. 
Historian Renee Mallett joins us to shine a new light on the dark crime that was the inspiration behind the shocking best-selling novel. 
PLUS Brand New Dumb Crimes & Stupid Criminals!

Visit her site here: www.ReneeMallett.com

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