Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mystery Man - Clue Box

We hope you enjoyed our debut guest contributor, Texas Monthly's Skip Hollandsworth. Who's our next Mystery Man? Here are this week's clues: If the Alabama opera company he performed with hadn't gone bankrupt in 2004, true-crime aficionados might not know his name. He can sing a full-voice high C, and arias in his repertoire include "Nessun Dorma" and "Che gelida manina," from Puccini's "La Bohème." It's been said that he "invented the genre of true crime blogging as it exists today." To his surprise, blogging led to a career as a professional journalist. On CourtTV our cybersleuth revealed ways criminal acts can leave online evidence, and in 2006, our guy made Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "top five true crime sites on the 'net" not once. but twice. Need more? His very first blog, a profile of the BTK Strangler, was so prophetic an Associated Press article written after Dennis Rader's arrest called it "creepily" accurate. Let's see how accurate you are at guessing the identity of our next Mystery Man, whose column appears tomorrow. Meantime, don't forget to check back here later today for another clue.

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