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Summer: A Vince Harper Story
Series: The Vince Harper Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The world has a way of intruding into your life. Even if you're a lonely writer who lives a secluded life by choice. Sometimes the world has blue eyes, a beautiful face, and trouble trailing it. A late night walk after too much bourbon leads Vince to a surprising discovery. It starts him on an adventure that just might get him killed.
Angelo Lapietra Chinatown Caporegime Chicago Outfit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Angelo Lapietra was a caporegime for the Chicago Mafia, known as the Chicago Outfit. Working directly for boss Joseph John "Joey Doves" Aiuppa, Angelo's base of operations centered around 26th Street and Chinatown. Turk Torello, a West Side underboss, was also his superior. My e-book discusses a number of clandestine crimes carried out by the Calabrese Crew, run by Nick and Frank Calabrese.
The FBI Closes In On Milwaukee Phil Alderisio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.
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.
The Kidnapping of Little Billy Ranieri Chicago, Illinois September 6, 1928
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Billy Ranieri's early fall 1928 kidnapping brought anxiety to Chicago's Little Italy. The 10-year-old's abduction was one of many crimes the Mafia perpetrated in the Italian section. By December the kidnapping trial had began. The day before the trial began "Ole Scully", little Billy's godfather, was slain by thugs who followed him into a restaurant. It was the beginning of a wave of violence.
Mad Sam DeStefano Chicago Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mad Sam DeStefano was a prominent figure in Chicago crime history until his death in 1973. He was rubbed out by the man he mentored, Tony the Ant Spilotro. Mad Sam was a petty criminal until he joined the Forty-Two gang in 1930. DeStefano has been compared to Chuck Nicoletti in terms of ruthlessness. Along the way Sam acquired the nicknames the Mad Hatter and Marquis de Sade of the syndicate.
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.