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Hit Man

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In 1983, Paladin Press, a fringe publisher, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who went by the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with murder. Ten years later, Tiffani Horn’s mother, 8-year-old brother, and a close family friend were found murdered. The exhaustive investigation involved multi-state surveillance and wiretaps, but it wasn’t until detectives stumbled upon Hit Man that they suddenly had what they called a blueprint for the murders. Hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris.

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In 1983, Paladin Press, a fringe publisher, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who went by the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with murder. Ten years later, Tiffani Horn’s mother, 8-year-old brother, and a close family friend were found murdered. The exhaustive investigation involved multi-state surveillance and wiretaps, but it wasn’t until detectives stumbled upon Hit Man that they suddenly had what they called a blueprint for the murders. Hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris.

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By D8532589 - Feb 07 2020
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I almost feel like this could’ve been longer as it’s a multi layered podcast. It covers true crime, it covers investigating a pen name, it covers first amendment rights, it covers Motown. I mean just the expanse of what this covers was amazing. I know I’ll be giving this one another listen again and and again.

Well researched, horrifying, fascinating journalism

By big-fun - Jan 21 2020
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The sheer span of this podcast is impressive.

iTunes Ratings

2309 Ratings
Average Ratings
1360
358
226
162
203

W O W

By D8532589 - Feb 07 2020
Read more
I almost feel like this could’ve been longer as it’s a multi layered podcast. It covers true crime, it covers investigating a pen name, it covers first amendment rights, it covers Motown. I mean just the expanse of what this covers was amazing. I know I’ll be giving this one another listen again and and again.

Well researched, horrifying, fascinating journalism

By big-fun - Jan 21 2020
Read more
The sheer span of this podcast is impressive.
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Hit Man

Latest release on Dec 04, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: If Books Could Kill

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In 1983, the Colorado-based non-fiction publisher, Paladin Press, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who wrote under the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with it.

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Aug 15 2019

34mins

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Rank #2: Man with the Plan

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You might not know the name Lawrence T. Horn, but you definitely know his work. Nicknamed “Your Man with the Plan”, the talented engineer is riding high at Hitsville USA, helping to create some of Motown’s greatest hits. One day, while flying first class on a flight to Los Angeles, he meets his match – a determined and beautiful flight attendant named Millie Maree.

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Aug 22 2019

36mins

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Rank #3: A Blade of Grass

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In pursuit of a $1.7 million trust fund, a hitman is hired. He follows two dozen recommendations in Rex Feral’s how-to manual, murders three people, including an 8-year-old child, and almost gets away with it.

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Aug 30 2019

34mins

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Rank #4: The Slayer Rule

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Lawrence Horn is poised to inherit his son's $1.7 million estate, but Millie's surviving family makes moves to block him, using Maryland's Slayer's Rule. Meanwhile, the concurrent criminal investigation tickles the wires. 

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Sep 07 2019

33mins

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Rank #5: Coda: Beauty For Ashes

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Just over 25 years after her family was destroyed by her father, Tiffani Horn shares some haunting memories for the first time and how she’s found beauty in the ashes.

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Nov 18 2019

29mins

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