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Paul "Paulie Zac" Zaccaria Brooklyn Sicilian Mobster Gambino Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Paul Zaccaria was taken into custody in a massive New York City Police raid in which thirty-five hoodlums were arrested. Mob associates connected to the Gambino and Bonanno crime families were seized. The raid was conducted on June 11, 1970. My e-book is helpful for tracing mob ties, Italian ancestry, as well as examining info about the unsolved murder of Zaccaria's father Calogero Carlo Zaccaria.
The Aviation Cocktail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The second in Jim Hart’s Harry Parker mystery series finds our Brooklyn P.I. investigating the death of a prominent industrialist whose body is discovered in the bed of his sleeping wife. Set in 1947 this noir suspense filled whodunit holds you attention as Harry rambles over the streets of Brooklyn. Together with his cronies Harry slowly unravels the murder leading to unexpected heights.
Innocenzio "Johnny the Bug" Stoppelli Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Johnny "the Bug" Stoppelli was a Genovese family soldier who worked for Greenwich Village crew caporegime Pasquale "Patsy" Eboli. In 1945 Stoppelli was indicted as part of a multinational narcotics ring. It ran primarily in the United States and Mexico. Johnny the Bug served terms in Clinton Prison in New York and the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. Stoppelli and Vincent "Bruno" Mauro were cronies.
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.
Samuel Valente Troy, New York Drug Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1947 Samuel Valente was an ex-con who was about to be deported to Italy. Valente's son Rocco testified that Rensselaer County Judge Hamm had asked that his father's deportation be curtailed. Justice Hamm traveled to Washington to deny signing a document attributed to him. Calling it a forgery he also denied that a Troy Police Chief and Chief of Detectives had written letters of recommendation.
Graysen Cooper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Elizabeth is married and living in fear of her husband, a wife-beater and an alcoholic. She is worried that one day he will go too far and hurt one or all of their three young boys. Graysen Cooper. is a naval architect. He acquires a top-secret contract with the US Government that will be beneficial to all who are fighting in the war. He boxes as a hobby until he meets Elizabeth Katt.
Sexual Blackmail in New York City Nightclubs A Gay Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
An extortion ring operating in New York bilked gay men out of large amounts of money for more than a decade. The ruse involved posing an attractive man at a hotel or night club. This decoy usually accompanied men home and had sex with them. While the crook was in the home or apartment he stole something significant. Days later a person impersonating a police showed up and the extortion began.
Joe "Socks" Lanza Genovese Family Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joe Lanza ascended the ranks at the Fulton Street Fish Market. First he was a laborer who unloaded fish from ships. Later he helped organize the Seafood Workers Union, Local 359. At one point Lanza went to prison for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. He perfected a systematic method of extorting large sums of money from wholesale fish dealers, refusing to allow them to unload their own cargo.
Morris "Dimples" Wolensky Murder, Inc. Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gambler Max Fox sought revenge on gambler Morris Wolensky and New York City betting commissioner Robert B. Greene. On August 3, 1944 he found them playing cards at a midtown Manhattan gambling establishment. He opened fire on them. Fox was a former partner of Greene and Wolensky. His grievance against them dated to the 1940 Presidential election when Greene put down a 3-1 bet on Wendell Willkie.
Loan Sharks And Hit Men Murder, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 1939-1941
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The fate of Irving Puggy Feinstein is an example of the sheer ruthlessness of Murder, Inc.operatives. On September 4, 1939 Feinstein was tortured with a rope and ice pick at the instigation of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Later Reles and Anthony "Duke" Maffetore would turn on their associates. Both of them lost their lives in the process. Reles jumped or was pushed out of a hotel window in Coney Island.
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