Old Fashioned Crime

Welcome to Old Fashioned Crime

Old Fashioned Crime is your hub for professionally researched and written accounts of riveting historical crimes that time (nearly) forgot.

All stories are fact-checked against credible resources. Our well-rounded reporting includes (wherever possible) biographical data about the criminals and victims, as well as the heroes who brought these murderers, con artists, thieves and gangsters to justice.

If you like history and true crime, find a comfortable chair and pour your favorite drink. You're in for a long and entertaining ride.

Please note... We are currently building our content library, so keep checking back for new stories.
Joseph B. Elwell

VICTIM:
Joseph B. Elwell

The seemingly implausible murder of Bridge champion Joseph B. Elwell helped solidify the popularity of the fictional "locked room" mystery.

Florence M. Dodge

CRIMINAL:
Florence M. Dodge

She shot her house painter for no apparent reason, then claimed he committed suicide.

Elsie Sigel

VICTIM:
Elsie Sigel

The murder of missionary Elsie Sigel in New York's Chinatown provoked one of the earliest cases of "victim shaming" in American criminal history.