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John "Poppa John" Priziola Detroit Mafia Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Priziola was one of multiple Detroit area Mafia bosses in the years between the 1930s and the 1960s. He was involved in numerous rackets, most notably the lucrative narcotics trade. Michigan's largest city became a nexus of a thriving drug trade that operated internationally. Detroit Police Commissioner, George Clifton Edwards, testified about the city's huge mob problem in October 1963.
Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman (A Historical True Crime Short)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival, Murderess on the Loose, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, comes the interesting historical true crime short, Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman.
Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo Lucchese Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The December 1966 bribery scandal involving Tony Ducks Corallo and the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity was a multifaceted kickback scheme. The fiasco proved an immense embarrassment to NYC Mayor John Lindsey. The crime began when Water Commissioner James Marcus borrowed $10,000 from Corallo. The loan contract stipulated that the loan be repaid in the amount of $40K.
William "Klondike" O'Donnell Beer Racketeer In Capone Era Chicago
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The O'Donnell brothers, William "Klondike" and Myles were Chicago's equal of Dutch Schultz in New York during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and early 1930s. My e-book looks at how the O'Donnells built their business and managed it over time. Like Murray Humphries and William Three-Fingered White, Klondike O'Donnell was a Capone era survivor. Each of them encroached on Teamsters Union territory.
The FBI Closes In On Milwaukee Phil Alderisio
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A heavyweight fight between Muhammad Ali and Ernie Terrell is discussed in my e-book about Milwaukee Phil Alderisio. Terrell was managed by Chicago businessman Bernie Glickman, who owed a restaurant and awning company. Glickman endured a frightful beating at the hands of Milwaukee Phil's enforcers at his Chicago apartment. The assault followed the cancellation of Ali-Terrell in New York City.
Brooklyn Mafia War Profaci Vs. Gallo February-October 1961
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
At one point during the Profaci-Gallo struggle for Mafia supremacy in Brooklyn several Profaci men were held prisoner in a Manhattan hotel. The Gallos asked for a meeting with Profaci and his Commission. Granted, this conclave only brought a temporary resolution to a very ugly war that erupted among underworld figures. The Gallos accused Joseph Profaci of breaking promises to them repeatedly.
Joe Gulmi Deal Broker for the Gambino Crime Family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joe Gulmi was a shady figure who was closely connected to the Gambino crime family. He encouraged New York area businesses to align themselves with a Gambino related law firm and to deal with Manufacturer Hanovers Trust Bank. He promised to take care of any tax troubles the businesses might incur with the IRS. These Mafia targets had no idea of the pandora's box that would soon consume them.
Harry Stromberg Alias Nig Rosen Philadelphia Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Nig Rosen was an important Jewish gangster who was active in three U.S. cities, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s. In January 1937 four of his associates were arrested by police during a Camden, New Jersey sting. On one occasion Rosen's men were taken into custody in an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania home. They were apprehended by police raiders in the basement of a home while using adding machines.
Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael were victims of Mafia hits in 1986. Their beating deaths occurred soon after they agreed to meet with unidentified parties. Michael ran a restaurant in Oak Park, Illinois. The Spilotro brothers were executed in Bensenville, Illinois and buried in an Enos, Indiana cornfield. Much of my research comes from the investigative reporting of writer Jack Anderson.
Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Giacalone may have been part of the reason that the Detroit Tigers lost a close pennant race to the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Sports Illustrated reported that Tigers' star pitcher Denny McLain's toes were dislocated in a bizarre incident near season's end. An organist and bookie in a Flint, Michigan steak house, Denny paid out funds to a disgruntled bettor who'd lost money in a horse race.
Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model (A Historical True Crime Short)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,530. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murdered by the King of Western Swing, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, comes the riveting historical true crime short, Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.
Malice: The Rampage and Revelation of Marvin Heemeyer
Price: $5.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 87,640. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The true story of a man, feeling he was being persecuted by his local government, who destroyed his hometown with a homemade tank.
Vincent "Gigi" Portello Marino The New England Mob On Trial
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A trip to Nevada and Arizona immediately preceded the arrest of Gigi Portella's at Boston's Logan Airport. Peralta had flown west to spend quality time with his son Taken into custody on December 14, 1996, Gigi's Nahant home was quickly served with a warrant. An 87-page indictment and three-month trial soon followed. Portello was accused of killing three men and attempting to murder seven others.
Roadblocks to Hell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,500. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018 by Heartbeat Productions Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
Born into poverty and abused by his stepdad, Walther Colt heads down a dangerous and tragic road to personal destruction. Sentenced to a federal penitentiary at the age of 15 for trying to shoot the police chief, was his life over? Why would Cali, a young Mennonite girl, befriend this angry, rebellious man? How many roadblocks will it take before he finds the redemption he so desperately seeks?
A Rockaway Beach Murder August 1949 Queens, New York
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Rockaway Beach, Queens was the scene of an elusive murder that happened in the summer of 1949. Jack Hannon was a longtime bartender at Rockaway's Seaside Bar and Grill. In the months before his murder friends noticed that he was especially apprehensive when cars approached him on the streets. He remarked that one could never be too safe. Hannon was shot three times in the head on St. Marks Avenue.
Domenico Raccuglia Sicilian Mafia Fugitive
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Domenico Raccuglia was a most wanted fugitive in Italy and Sicily before his November 16, 2009 capture. Considered among the most wanted criminals he was nicknamed the veterinarian for his love of animals. Raccuglia was mentioned as a likely successor to Bernardo Provenzano following his arrest. Raccuglia's third life sentence came in the wake of Giuseppe Di Matteo's abduction and murder.
Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo Genovese Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Dominick Cirillo communicated with other mobsters in ways that didn't promote detection by the FBI and NYPD. For example, he spoke with associates while walking on noisy New York streets. Noise from car engines, etc., discouraged authorities from overhearing what was being said. Cirillo remained a force in the Genovese family well into the turn of the 21st century. He was born in Harlem
Peter Maggio Philadelphia Mafia Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Peter Maggio became a caporegime in the Philadelphia crime family of Angelo Bruno. FBI informant Joseph Verica performed surveillance on Maggio and Bruno in 1962.. In '65 one of Verica's memos to J. Edgar Hoover identified Maggio as a Soldato of the Philadelphia family of La Cosa Nostra. In the mid 1960s both Bruno and Maggio purchased homes in the Philadelphia area. The FBI watched them closely.
Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961 (A Historical True Crime Short)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,610. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murderess on the Loose, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime short, Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961.
U.S. Congressman Cornelius F. Gallagher and Mafioso "Bayonne Joe" Zicarelli
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
"Bayonne Joe" Zicarelli was a noteworthy mobster who was a major figure in Bayonne, New Jersey gambling activities. He turned to U.S. Representative Cornelius Gallagher to keep law enforcement off his back. Gallagher contemplated a lawsuit against Life Magazine. An August 1968 story linked the politician and the La Cosa Nostra figure. After his re-election the NJ pol gave up his plan to sue Life.

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