About the Blog

Welcome to True Crime Librarian, the home of all things “Dark, Dusty, and Full of Words.”

Here you will find:

  • Media Reviews: true crime, crime fiction, history, politics.
  • Fiction: poetry, short stories, and long-form narratives
  • Creative Nonfiction: Dispatches from my daily life and experience

all of them served with a good deal of humor and a hunger for the truth.

Only by casting light into the shadows can we see where the shadows dwell within. Please join me in exploring human nature through its less-pleasant expressions.

On behalf of the cat and myself, thank you for your time.

–Allison R. Shely, “The Librarian”