Tuesday, May 28, 2024



Look at what you did, Murder Bookies!  From 44th in 2023, we are now 15th-- AND- of the top 15 book club podcasts, how many are true crime podcasts?  ONE! US- The Murder Shelf Book Club Podcast!  

Thank you for your loyalty, downloads, 5-star reviews (could use a few more! 😀!) Keep up the good work!

See you at Crimecon 2024 in Nashville, on Creators/Podcast Row!

Monday, May 20, 2024



Full disclosure: I have been an Aphrodite Jones fan for 30 years!  Therefore, I have read many of her books, and I watched her television show, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones.  No surprise, I was eager to read her newest from 2023- Levi's Eyes- A son's deadly secret and a father's cruel betrayal. I was familiar with the case, having watched several documentaries on the Karlsen case.  How wrong I was! 

After reading Aphrodite Jones' book, I am blown away at the depth and breadth of details that come together at the end, enabling justice to be achieved. We gain insight into the killer's mind, what drove him, the circumstances that triggered two murders, 17 years apart.  Her writing style enables her book to more resemble a novel, flowing so that you understand what the people in the story are thinking-- which is not fanciful on her part, but from many conversations with principal players in these tragedies. Throughout court procedures, Aphrodite Jones was in contact with the defendant and his former wife, Cindy Karlsen-- whose story has not been told previously.  Ms. Jones also compassionately remembers the victims, who we come to understand as people, with talents, and foibles, dreams and ambitions. 

I highly recommend that anyone who appreciates true crime read this book.

As the host of the Murder Shelf Book Club podcast, I covered Ms. Jones's book in Episodes 87-90 and interviewed her in depth.

You can find these episodes at https://linktr.ee/murdershelfbookclub

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Book Review! Katherine Ramsland- The Serial Killer's Apprentice





Crime con Nashville 2024 is in a month!  OUR MEETUP at the hotel in Nashville is FRIDAY, May 31, 2024, in the FALLS BAR…Right after the John Douglas special event is over at 11:00-ish pm. Wear your merch! We have to take some photos!! 

I know it’s late, but the schedule is SO amazing, it’s the only free time I have! And we can sleep the week after- this is CRIMECON, the most amazing true crime focused event of the year! 

You can always find me on Podcast Row and--- please know how much you all mean to me, because I can’t do this without you! 

AND Jill is currently featuring the true crime book, Levi’s Eyes by Aphrodite Jones—the best-selling author and true crime maven, who is ALSO at Crimecon!  Don't miss Aphrodite's sessions! 

Listen to series and catch Jill’s interview with Aphrodite too, Ep 90! 

Listen! https://linktr.ee/murdershelfbookclub.com

Shop! https://murder-shelf-book-club.myspreadshop.com/

Blog! www.murdershelfbookclub.com

Contact! jill@murdershelfbookclub.com