Friday, December 5, 2014

True Crime Friday - Murderpedia

The other day as I was researching a murderer for Wicked Wednesday, I stumbled across a website I'd never seen before:

Murderpedia - The Encyclopedia of Murderers

From the site: "Murderpedia is a free online encyclopedic dictionary of murderers and the largest database about serial killers and mass murderers around the world."

Looks like it separates killers by gender and then either alphabetically by last name or by country.  And when you scroll down to the United States, it has them by state.  Pretty cool stuff - if you're into that (which I am). 

BTW, not everyone in there is a mass murderer or serial killer.  Some of its just single homicides.  Still, a neat resource for writers and true crime buffs alike. 


  1. Oh my gosh, what a website! I looked at the UK and the first one that caught my eye was Alice Arden and she was convicted in 1551 - unbelieveable. I mean 1551! I find it fascinating that there are records that far back.

    1. It's amazing what's out there on the web sometimes, Fran. I did a search on serial killers through the ages once and found a site that had a bunch pre-dating Jack the Ripper. That's one thing about the UK - you guys have really good old records.

  2. Blogger does not like me today. Take two:

    I bow to your Google-fu! Cool stuffs there. :)