Books tagged: crime and criminals and crime and punishment

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Early American Criminals: An American Newgate Calendar, Chronicling the Lives of the Most Notorious Criminal Offenders from Colonial America and the New Republic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,690. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
In “Early American Criminals,” crime historian, Anthony Vaver, examines early America’s most notorious criminals: burglars, murderers, pirates, counterfeiters, and other offenders who would be recognized as criminals even by today’s standards. Yet in telling the stories of these criminals, Vaver shows how early Americans both thought about and punished criminals differently than we do today.
A Countdown to Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Susan Miles is nosy. When she’s not keeping tabs on her neighbors at her New York City apartment building, she’s badgering the doormen for more information. With a tip from Jose, her favorite doorman, Susan is unwittingly drawn into a sinister murder plot that leaves one resident dead.
The Easter Murders New York City March 1937
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Veronica Gedeon was one of three victims of a sensational crime that occurred in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, 1937. Ronnie, as she was known to her friends, had posed nude for a photographer only a few months before she was murdered. These scandalous photos were published by New York newspapers in the killings' aftermath.The macabre slayings were the work of an elusive insane killer.
Charles Manson The Ancestry Of A Mass Murderer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Numerous true crime books have been published about the crimes of serial killer Charles Manson. My ebook differs from these types of books. I have written about the maternal and paternal genealogy of Manson's biological father, his stepfather, and his mother. I hope that readers will enjoy finding out about his roots in Kentucky. His family history can also be traced to OH, NC, NY, WVA, and VA.
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.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
Greenhorn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
On her first day as a border patrol officer a rookie tries to survive her fiercely charismatic superior who isn't what he appears.
Sleeping Dogs: A true story of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,880. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
A deathbed confession. A gun encased in concrete. And the possibility both could have kept Bruno Richard Hauptmann from going to the electric chair for the kidnap and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. When journalist Michael Foldes hears the story of an upstate NY family who could have known the killers, he teases out details in the 80-year-old case that plausibly point to Hauptmann's innocence.
Enforcer: The Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Vinny, the tough collector, and his team, a death obsessed maniac and an old school Italian mobster, will face death and beyond in a furious fight to stay alive against an endless array of enemies bent on ending their lives and more. Death waits at every corner and only the toughest will survive. “A sizzling set of stories burning with intensity that will satisfy even the most hardened reader.
A Checkered Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,150. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Miami native William Van Poyck- burglar, bank robber, escape artist, and novelist - pens a sweeping, vividly sketched autobiography guiding readers on an unforgettable, four-decade odyssey, from barefoot youth to reform school to death row. Projected through the lens of raw experience, this is a brutally authentic look into the hardscrabble underbelly of America's criminal justice system.