People all over the city are using the true crime phenomenon to make sense of a violent world
Emily Fear was drawn to the world of true crime stories thanks to the high-profile cases that dominated headlines throughout her childhood in the 1990s: Amy Fisher, the Menendez brothers, Tonya Harding, and, of course, O.J. Simpson. She recalls her seventh-grade teacher interrupting class so they could watch the Simpson verdict on TV.
“I don’t know if I was just wired to enjoy true crime stories, but if I was, pop culture in my childhood was more than ready to sate my appetite for crimes and mysteries,” says Fear.
This lifelong fascination led her to co-create Let’s Talk About Murder! — a true crime discussion group at her workplace, the Sewickley Public Library. The monthly gathering welcomes true crime fans to examine a variety of topics from serial killers to murder cults.
Between 15-20 people attend each month. Fear says that range is “fairly high” compared to what public library programs usually bring in. Let’s Talk About Murder! reflects Pittsburgh’s growing true crime scene.
For more, see original post…