5: Rum… And Justice for All

We have an explanation of an ‘Irish goodbye’ to kick off this week’s episode. Jonatan tells the tale of capital punishment in Belarus- the story of “Black Realtors” Igor Gershankov and Semen Berezhnoy who were found guilty of six murders and preparation of another one, kidnapping and fraud.

Ana dives into a murder in Ireland- the case of Antra Ozolina, a 49 year old Latvian who was killed in her home.

Finally, we cover two bonus crimes and ask ‘Was justice served?’. As usual we round things off with a drink: this time it’s got rum, pear and spice.

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CN: capital punishment, rape, murder, suicide, animal abuse, offensive language (the other ‘f-word’), alcohol

Igor-Gershankov-Semen-Berezhnoy-rasstrelIgor Gershankov and Semen Berezhnoy

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan murder victim Antra Ozolina (49).  Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Minisode 4: …and they were never seen again!

We begin this week’s mini with Jonatan’s story of Lars Mittank, a German tourist who disappeared in Bulgaria… seemingly with no one else involved. In the second half Ana tells the tale of Jim Donnelly, a New Zealand family man who went to work one morning and never came home.

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CN: wine, alcohol, cats, disappearances, head injuries, missing people

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lars-mittank-mysteryLars Mittank

 

jimdonnellyJim Donnelly with his children

4: Shooting from the Hip (Flask)

This week we’re talking about impulse crimes. Ana discusses the Derrick Bird, Cumbria shootings while Jonatan tells the story of Yvonne Chevallier who was fed up with her philandering husband. Later Jonatan makes a whiskey cocktail but will Ana finally be a convert?

As always, send your stories, suggestions and corrections to crimebythebar@gmail.com or via Twitter, @crimebythebar.

CN: shootings (many), random killings, murder, alcohol

Minisode 3: Spousal Support

It’s 4am and Valentine’s is over. Let’s discuss relationships gone wrong!

Ana talks about the most expensive divorce in British history (Young v Young) which is packed full of accusations, intrigue and conspiracies then rounded off with a mysterious death. Jonatan tells the tale of Dagmar Tauchenová’s reaction when her safe cracking husband is sent to prison.

Finally, we briefly touch on a missing canoer who returns from the dead but does his wife know more than she’s letting on?

As always, send your comments, stories and corrections to crimebythebar@gmail.com or on Twitter @crimebythebar

3: Love, Marriage, Murder

It’s an extra special (and extra long) Valentine’s Day episode and we’re on theme! Jonatan tells the tale of the Russian family known as the Gang of Amazons and Ana discusses Barbara Kendhammer’s murder. Later they enjoy a delicious purple cocktail.

As usual you send questions, suggestions and corrections by emailing us at crimebythebar@gmail.com or reaching out on twitter @crimebythebar.

CN: Murder, stabbing, eye gouging, child killers, domestic violence, alcohol

Minisode 2: The Kids Aren’t Alright

In the latest minisode mystery, Jonatan covers the 1979 (possible) revenge killings of four members of the Tan family in Geylang Bahru, Singapore. Later Ana covers the 1988 abduction of Michaela Joy Garecht.

Remember you can follow us on twitter @crimebythebar, send your mysteries and comments to crimebythebar@gmail.com

CN: Murder, children, missing persons

Episode 2: New Tales & Foreign Spirits

This week Ana is covering the Van Breda Murders in South Africa, Jonatan discusses the 2016 (not 2017) killing of Koen Everink and the duo present a foreign take on Dutch culture. Stay to the end for a fiery cocktail and an update on Episode 1- yes, we have new information on a cold case!

If you have updates, corrections or insider information you can email us at crimebythebar@gmail.com or reach out on twitter @crimebythebar

CN: Murder, familicide, axe attack, stabbing, alcohol

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Van Breda family

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Koen Everink


Our Dutch Ginger cocktail:

30ml genever (oude is better, but jonge will have a more neutral flavour)
30ml Bols Ginger (but any ginger liquer will do)
Cranberry juice

Fill a short glass with ice, add genever and Bols Ginger and top up with cranberry juice. Serve with a lime wedge.