“The Shoe-seum” / Memorable Fancies #832

Helen’s hobby is collecting footwear of famous killers. She displays them in her home, with labels like “Al Capone’s Last Shoes,” or “Lee Harvey Oswald’s Bathroom Slippers.” She buys or begs these from the killers’ relatives, or cuddles up to cops who take shoes from evidence lockers for her, once the courts have no more use for them. As she admits, it’s a real challenge to come by these items, and then verify that they were actually worn by the malefactors. DNA sequencing, when she can … [Read more...]