The highly anticipated inside look at the collapse of the Murdaugh dynasty by the celebrated investigative journalist and creator of the #1 hit Murdaugh Murders Podcast, Mandy Matney.
Years before the name Alex Murdaugh was splashed across every major media outlet in America, local South Carolina journalist Mandy Matney had an instinct that something wasn’t right in the Lowcountry. The powerful Murdaugh dynasty had dominated rural South Carolina for generations. No one dared to cross them.
When Mandy and her reporting partner Liz Farrell looked closer at a fatal boat crash involving the storied family’s teenage son Paul, they began to uncover a web of mysteries surrounding the deaths of the Murdaughs’ long-time housekeeper and a young man found slain years earlier on a backcountry road. Just as their investigations were unfolding, the brutal double murder of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh rocketed Alex Murdaugh onto the international stage.
From the newsroom to the courtroom, to the kitchen-table studio where Mandy recorded her #1 Murdaugh Murders Podcast, Blood on Their Hands is a propulsive true crime saga, an empathetic work of investigative journalism, and an excoriation of the “good old boy” systems that enabled a network of criminals.
Mandy Matney is an award-winning journalist originally from Kansas who has worked for newspapers in Missouri, Illinois, and South Carolina before launching Luna Shark Productions and two chart-topping podcasts, Murdaugh Murders Podcast and Cup of Justice. Throughout her career, Matney has sought to expose the truth, wherever it leads. Matney believes in journalism that is honest, focuses on justice for victims, and holds power to account. Mandy is a KU grad with deep roots in the Sunflower State, but currently lives in South Carolina with her husband David and pup Luna.