Paul Drexler

Brutal death of ‘bad cop’ goes unquestioned

Officer Rae Godfrey stood out as a “bad cop,” which was not…

Black Hand hitman avoids prosecution

On the evening of April 9, 1905, Officer Minihan discovered a man’s…

Ultimate puzzle: The world of Zodiology

The Zodiac Killer case is the most famous murder mystery of modern…

The house on Billionaires’ Row

The 2800 block of Broadway, known as Billionaires’ Row, is the most…

Beastly man began landlady killing spree in SF

Long before serial killers became commonplace — before Ted Bundy, John Gacy…

Candy from a Stranger: The Gifts of Cordelia Botkin

Chocolate has been an integral part of San Francisco since the Gold…

Cultured killer fascinates SF phrenologists

A recent Department of Education survey revealed that over half of American…

Who was in on the Great Diamond Hoax?

It was the perfect crime, brilliantly conceived and executed. No widows and…