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Truth is Stranger than Fiction

This is a collection of various real-life situations, case studies, stories, and information that could inspire a story or an essay. If you are having trouble coming up with a plot or a topic for an essay, try looking at some of these resources for information and ideas.


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  • Frontline:  A Crime of Insanity
    Frontline: A Crime of Insanity (Reference Material)
    This source investigates the insanity plea in legal cases and looks at one historic case of a crime committed by a... More
  • Torture and the Truth: Angélique and the Burning of Montreal
    A real-life mystery! Watch the introduction and see if you feel like learning more.
  • The Lizzie Borden Murder Case Study
    Ew. Wait, what did she supposedly do?? Wow. What do you think happened? Check out the primary resources collected by... More
  • Aurore! The Mystery of the Martyred Child
    Another Canadian mystery. This one is not for the faint of heart.
  • The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale
    More primary sources to investigate and create your own version of events in the case.