Podcaster versus a serial killer: Amy Suiter Clarke
Minnesota-born and raised and now Australian based author Amy Suiter Clarke’s debut book Girl, 11 has a podcaster at the heart of the story - a former social worker called Elle Castillio who is determined to solve a serial killing case where each victim is a year younger than the last.
It’s so believable you’d think it was a true life podcast.
Elle Castillo once trained as a social worker, supporting young victims of violent crime. Now she hosts a popular true crime podcast that focuses on cold cases of missing or murdered children.
After four seasons of successfully solving these cases in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Elle decides to tackle her white whale: The Countdown Killer. Twenty years ago, TCK terrorized the community, kidnapping and ritualistically murdering three girls over seven days, each a year younger than the last. But after he took his eleven-year-old victim, the pattern—and the murders—abruptly stopped. No one has ever known why.
When Elle follows up on a listener tip only to discover the man’s dead body, she feels at fault. Then, within days, a child is abducted—a young girl who seems to fit suspiciously into the TCK sequence. While media and law enforcement long ago concluded that TCK was dead, Elle has never believed it. She had hoped her investigation would lay that suspicion to rest, but instead, her podcast seems to be creating new victims.
Your host is Emily Webb
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Emily is the author of Angels of Death: Doctors and Nurses Who Kill http://clandestinepress.net/products/angels-of-death
Thanks to this week’s guest Amy Suiter Clarke. Girl, 11 is published by Text Publishing
Find out more about Amy Suiter Clarke at https://asuiterclarke.com/
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