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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 and 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.
The Jay Florian Mitchell Nude Photography Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
In 1945 Jay Florian Mitchell's 56 West 45th Street studio was raided by detectives. Mitchell was cited for providing nude models for his own studio and New York City camera clubs. Two local models were placed on probation by a judge who made reference to the Biblical phrase concerning the "Wages of Sin". The Mitchell case was important to photography magazines that championed freedom of expression
Racekteering and the Fake Labor Union Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Fake labor union pickets were employed by a coalition of former union members,, an attorney and a private detective. The company the group targeted was a Manhattan photo studio. My book looks at this attempt to defraud a business devised by a former member of the AFL boxcutters union. I also consider extortion by labor unions in general and how it it is especially costly to American business.
Juan Zurita Mexican Lightweight Boxer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Juan Zurita fought Ike Williams for the N.B.A. lightweight title in April 1945. Williams was coming off a lackluster fight versus Willie Joyce. Scheduled for Philadelphia Williams and Zurita actually met in a Mexico City bullring. The fight itself was not nearly as exciting as Zurita's fight against Sammy Angott in March 1944. The 5'5" Mexican was a switch hitter, a style that excited spectators.
Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants 1944 NFL Championship
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football
The Green Bay Packers played for their 6th NFL Championship on December 17, 1944. The National Football League was only twenty-five years old at the time. They met the Eastern Division champs, the New York Giants. A defensive minded team, New York had routed the Packers 24-0 less than a month earlier. This time Green Bay was made a heavy, 2-1, favorite. The game was played in bright sunshine.
George Cvek Strangler of Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
George Cvek had a gregarious disposition which helped him meet women that he took advantage of, assaulted and killed. His con was to ask men for rides on US Highway 1 and NJ State Highway 25. He obtained their addresses "to return their money to them" but primarily to discover when their wives would be at home alone, He then made his move, showing up and claiming to be a friend of their husbands.
Evangeline's Ghost
Price: Free! Words: 52,000. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A beautiful WWII spy doesn't let her assassination get in the way of preventing crimes and avenging her own murder.