Nicola P. Young

Lover of Books, Saxophone, Blogs, and Dogs. Not necessarily in that order. Book blogger at heartofinkandpaper.com.

Killers Who Made Art Behind Bars
a month ago
From disturbing sketches of their fantasies and kills, to demonic visages and eek-worthy babies, a lot of strange art has come from the minds of jailed serial killers. Some of it, as you would expect,...
Most Infamous Crimes of the 80s
2 months ago
The 1980s saw the rise of a number of the most prolific serial killers in the United States, including Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Ramirez. The latter, also known as "The Night Stalker," was part of a ...
10 Things You Don't Know About Female Gang Members
2 months ago
While women are an often-overlooked minority when it comes to gang activity, there are actually many female gang members both presently and historically active. Some aspects of gang life are more or l...
10 Myths About the Mafia You Probably Believe
3 months ago
The Godfather, Goodfellas, The Sopranos... whatever combination of media you get your Mafia information from, you're probably not entirely correct. Sometimes, these tales hew very close to the truth. ...
10 Things You Didn't Know About the Drug Trade
3 months ago
Things change, morph, improve and depreciate at a fast pace in the drug trade. But for all the changes and growth, the drug wars wage on. Sometimes, it's clear who's in the right and who's in the wron...
Risks of Using DNA Websites in Criminal Investigations
3 months ago
Genealogy websites use DNA samples to give their users information about themselves: their ethnic background, risk of certain diseases, even traits like hair color and detached earlobes. But a genealo...