The BEST Episodes of A Crime to Remember
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2021
Network: Investigation Discovery
Styles may change, but murder lasts forever. Step into the past and unravel the intricacies of real-life murder cases of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes. This series inaugurates a new high-end cinematic style, using the visual grammar of movies to bring the era to life. To properly illustrate each time period, the series stays true to the fashion and styles while highlighting the cultural taboos and social norms that informed each case.
#1 - 38 Witnesses
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 2014
The murder of Kitty Genomes, who in March 1964 was raped and stabbed outside her apartment building as her neighbours watched on. The witnesses' apparent indifference prompted an investigation into the social psychological trait that has since become known as the bystander effect or 'Genomes syndrome'
#2 - Candyland
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 25, 2014
A case from June 1964, in which socialite Candy Mossler discovered her millionaire husband Jacques stabbed to death - and later found herself on trial for the crime. The investigation revealed a twisted tale of secret homosexual liaisons and obsession with money
#3 - Lock Up Your Daughters
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 10, 2015
In 1968, a Gaffney, S.C., reporter receives a telephone call from a murderer who threatens to kill again.
#4 - Beast With a Badge
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 17, 2018
A detective struggles to exonerate his black friend from rape allegations pinned on him by the LAPD's all-white brass; he must navigate entrenched racism, lead a stake-out and employ the magic of Hollywood to ensnare the real predator.
#5 - Mother's Little Helper
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 7, 2018
The blood-soaked body of 76-year-old Franklin Bradshaw is found behind the counter of his auto-parts store, prompting detectives to dig into the strained history of his family and uncover a hotbed of deceit, manipulation and all-consuming greed.
#6 - Time Bomb
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 3, 2013
The mid-air explosion of United Airlines Flight 629 in November 1955, which resulted in the deaths of all 44 people on board. When experts sifted through the wreckage, it was discovered that dynamite had been placed in the checked luggage. After gathering further evidence it was concluded that Jack Graham placed a bomb in his mother's suitcase to obtain a large life insurance policy on her
#7 - Once Upon a Crime
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 10, 2018
The story behind author Truman Capote's classic non-fiction novel, "In Cold Blood," which details the Clutter family murders in 1959 and the nationwide manhunt that followed for the killers.
#8 - The 28th Floor
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 2, 2014
In 1966, bullets rain down on students and faculty at the University of Texas, but when the smoke clears there are more questions than answers about the tower shooting.
#9 - The Pied Piper
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 9, 2014
In 1965, Gretchen and Wendy Fritz disappear, and police must infiltrate a group of teenagers for whom the disturbing truth about what happened to the two sisters is an open secret.
#10 - Who Killed Mr. Woodward?
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 17, 2013
The death of wealthy heir and prominent member of New York society circles William Woodward Jr, who was shot dead by his wife Ann, who feared an intruder had accessed their home in October 1955. Many suspected she murdered him as the pair had been arguing earlier in the evening, though she was never charged
#11 - Accident on Banyan St.
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2014
An incident from October 1964 in which Cork Miller was burned to death while trapped inside his crashed vehicle. However, the fire uncovered deceit, adultery, and betrayal ensnaring his wife Lucille
#12 - A New Kind of Monster
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 10, 2013
A series of young females from Michigan universities are murdered one by one. The young women of Southeastern Michigan are terrified and the police commence a massive hunt for the monster they call The Co-Ed Killer.
#13 - A Woman's Place
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 31, 2018
Ten-year-old Leona O'Loughlin fails to show up at school, while her detective father, Leo, falls violently ill; investigators consider the chilling possibility that someone may be trying to eliminate the entire family.
#14 - Baby Come Home
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 30, 2014
The 1953 kidnap of six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a multi-millionaire Missouri car dealer. He was abducted from his school and shortly afterwards shot dead by drug-addicted alcoholics Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady, who issued a ransom for $600,000 after the murder had been carried out. Though the pair were readily caught, much of the money was never recovered
#15 - The Gentleman Killer
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 3, 2017
Bronx, NY, 1941: When tea for two becomes a murder of one, investigators from all across New York City must act upon the testimony of a few brave women to bring the killer to justice.
#16 - Black Sheep
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 24, 2018
Four members of the Mark family are found murdered in their Cedar Falls, Iowa, home, prompting police to suspect someone close to the family; the bizarre outcome shakes the townspeople and devastates the surviving members of the Mark family.
#17 - Hearts of Darkness
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 24, 2018
In what became known as the crime of the century, a boy from one of Chicago's wealthiest families is kidnapped and found murdered; the ensuing investigation zeroes in on the wealthy, thrill-seeking college students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.
#18 - Last Night Stand
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2015
After a 28-year-old teacher for deaf children is murdered in 1973, detectives must immerse themselves in the swinging nightlife of New York City to solve the case.
#19 - The Shot Doctor
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 18, 2014
The murder of Dr Leroy Adams, who was shot in his Florida office in August 1952. Ruby McCollum testified that the medic had forced her to have sex and bear his child. She was convicted of the crime by an all-white jury, before the verdict was overturned on the grounds she was mentally incompetent to stand trial. She was then held in a state mental hospital until her release in 1974
#20 - Damsel on Death Row
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 22, 2015
Los Angeles, CA, 1934: Eric Madison is found dead in a boarding house at the back of the Warner Brother's lot. But in an age where propriety is paramount, will the punishment fit the crime?
#21 - Judge, Jury, Executioner
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 26, 2013
A case from 1955 in which respected judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife Marjorie vanished after attending a dinner party. Embittered municipal judge Joe Peel was later found guilty of arranging for two hitmen to murder the couple by throwing them from a boat with lead weights strapped to their legs. Their bodies were never recovered
#22 - Teenage Wasteland
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 6, 2016
Lincoln, NE, 1958: When two love-struck, sex-crazed teenagers embark on a killing spree in Lincoln, Nebraska, it will fall to one local sheriff to put the brakes on this nightmare of a joy ride.
#23 - The Career Girl Murders
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 19, 2013
The 1963 murder of researcher Janice Wylie and schoolteacher Emily Hoffert in their apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. Both graduates in their early twenties, they were raped and their bodies left in a mutilated condition. George Whitmore Jr was convicted of the crime, but later found to be innocent before Ricky Robles - the true killer - was identified.
#24 - Cabin in the Woods
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 23, 2014
The case of 14-year-old Californian student Stephanie Bryan, who disappeared in April 1955 and whose shallow grave was discovered a fortnight later. Although the evidence against him was entirely circumstantial, Burton Abbott was later convicted of Bryan's rape and murder and sentenced to death, raising questions as to whether the state has the right to apply a death sentence on this type of evidence alone
#25 - And Then There Was One
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 24, 2015
In 1966, Richard Speck slays eight nursing students at a Chicago dormitory, while the ninth nursing student survives the crime of the century by hiding under a bed.