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Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
The Dickens-Power Gang Boston & Schenectady 1936-1938
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Dickens-Power Gang robbed an oil company office in Stoneham, Massachusetts and robbed a safe on a Schenectady, New York dairy farm of $25,000 in bonds and securities. Dickens came to Massachusetts as a youth from New Mexico. Other gang members were from Boston, Brookline, Roxbury and other towns in the Bay State. Gangster Melvin Aquith continued thieving until he was arrested in January 1938.
Elmer Trigger Burke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Trigger Burke had a brief but significant criminal career as a hired assassin, murderer and robber. On one occasion he killed his best friend a longshoreman/bartender whose sister was Trigger's girlfriend. Escaping from jail in Boston he fled to Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina. FBI men arrested him and extradited him back to New York where he stood trial for the murder of Poochie Walsh.
Joseph The Animal Barboza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Barboza turned FBI and government informant after a long career of murder, loan sharking and other crimes. His testimony in Massachusetts courtrooms was instrumental in weakening the empire built by Providence, Rhode Island mobster Raymond Patriarcha. My e-book looks at his criminal career, what he knew about Frank Sinatra, famous athletes and horse racing illegalities in New England.
The Return of the Bad Penny (A Sea Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sailors tell sea stories to brag, to lie, to instruct and always to entertain; but Will Perkins has never told his own story from 20 years before. Now, a ‘shipmate’ returns to his life and reminds him of his part in a conspiracy to destroy a ship and the debts he has to pay. Will his comfortable and quiet life as a teacher survive his past?
Raymond Patriarca New England Mafioso Early Years 1935-1941
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
My e-book looks at the embarrassment of Massachusetts executives who granted Raymond Patriarca a pardon in December 1938. The gangster had served barely 90 days of a 3-5 year sentence when he was pardoned by Governor Francis Hurley. Governor Saltonstall, who succeeded Hurley, put together an investigative committee to address this mistake. My e-book is a combo of crime and gubernatorial mistakes.
A Strangler In Revere Beach Massachusetts August 1939
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
The body of Edna Phelps washed ashore on Revere Beach on the morning of August 21, 1939. My ebook looks at the suspects in her murder case before it identifies the true killer. Phelps told her husband that she was going to meet some men at the amusement park nearby. Edna had accompanied her spouse in a boat earlier that afternoon. She returned with him soon, and then went missing. Who was guilty?
The Genealogy of Herman Webster Mudgett
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896) was from Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His roots are in rural New England. Aside from Mudgett, his relatives had the surnames Page and Price. My e-book looks Herman Mudgett's ancestry from the family's origins in Exeter and Norfolk in England. I have included ancestral information about the mass murderer's wives, his son and daughter, and one of his accomplices.
Profiles of Women Murdered by the Boston Strangler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime
My e-book is a close examination of the lives of women who were murdered by the Boston Strangler in 1962-63. I researched the women's ethnic backgrounds, their families, immigration history, employment, living places, and death circumstances. Different than other true crime books, I focused on the people who were victims instead of the criminal. Each of the women was noteworthy in her own right.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.