Denise Noe

Denise Noe has written on true crime for Gauntlet, Ménage, Comrades, Chrysalis Quarterly, Crime Library, and The Lizzie Borden Quarterly.

She is the community editor for The Caribbean Star, a monthly magazine. She has also published articles in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Humanist, Newcomer, The Brookhaven Buzz, Georgia Journal, Exquisite Corpse, The Gulf War Anthology, and Light.
Jul 29, 2013
Aaron Hernandez Back in 2010, the button-downed New England Patriots discounted the scouting reports that said Aaron Hernandez scored at the bottom of the “social maturity” scale. In 2012, still smitten, the Patriots added $40 million to his contract. On the day Hernandez...
Jun 10, 2013
Jean Harris (photo NPR) A distraught Jean Harris paid one last visit to her estranged lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, intending to take her own life but ended up shooting him when the famed “Diet Doc” tried to wrest the handgun from her. What should have been ruled an accidental...
Apr 1, 2013
April 1, 2013Customs come and go but people’s fascination with the diabolical and the deadly is a constant throughout history. Greed, pride, and lust are among the most resilient of the Seven Deadly Sins. These perennial human failings help to power the stories of the books...
Dec 12, 2012
Dec. 12, 2012Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books by Denise Noe A multitude of approaches can be taken in crime writing. Crime is a subject that lends itself well to academic research. Thus, much writing on crime seeks to illuminate its history and the history of crime...
Nov 15, 2012
Nov. 15, 2012 by Denise Noe Like any other phenomenon, crime does not exist in a vacuum. It is often a kind of warped, mangled shadow of the era and culture in which it arises. Both the forms that crime takes and the manner in which the general population responds to criminal...
Sep 10, 2012
Sept. 10, 2012Although some radicals have championed the dissolution of the family, it is, in varying forms, an institution deeply ingrained into every human society. It survives because it is necessary for the upbringing of children and because humans of both genders crave...
Jul 16, 2012
Dennis Rader Over a 17-year span that ended in 1991, Dennis Rader, who dubbed himself “BTK,” murdered 10 people. Fourteen years later, in an attempt for lasting notoriety, the psychopath who became the president of his Lutheran congregation, led Wichita police to his front...
Jul 11, 2011
New Orleans Howard Johnson Hotel Jan. 7, 1973 Mark Essex’s killing rampage in downtown New Orleans on New Year’s Eve of 1972 represented a viral black rage in the age of “Black Power.” by Denise Noe New Year’s Eve 1972: The horror begins Mark Essex...
Mar 14, 2011
John Paul Getty III By the time John Paul Getty III died on February 5, 2011 – at age 54 – he had lost far more than the ear his Italian kidnappers had sliced off when he was 17 years old. by Denise Noe The old saying that “money can’t buy happiness” may never have been...
Dec 9, 2010
Dec. 9, 2010by Denise Noe Historian Simon Baatz has written a 541-page book entitled For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago about the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks. It is divided into three sections: “The Crime,”  “The Attorneys,” and...