BEING obsessed with murderers is fine if you get the podcasts rather than the magazines, it has been confirmed.
’True crime’ had been considered the preserve of people who wear fingerless gloves and always have their curtains drawn, but it is now socially acceptable to be into real-life murder cases if you enjoy them in podcast form.
Julian Cook, host of the Boutique Vintage Murders podcast said: “We’re making stories about poisoning your wife tasteful.
“This isn’t titillating nonsense for those shut-ins who buy Britain’s Ten Most Deadly in paperback from a charity shop, or who subscribe to Gruesome Murder & Wordsearch Magazine.”
True crime aficionado Emma Bradford said: “I like Manchester City, house music, and hearing the stories of men who killed their neighbours with a claw hammer, as told by someone called Daryl who speaks very slowly.
“But I’m never read a murder magazine. I’m not a sicko.”