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10 DAYS A Matt Cole Mystery - The Beginning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Matt Cole comes home from WWII with a shattered leg, battle fatigue and is a borderline drunk. Unable to resume his former job as a police detective, he ekes out a living as a gumshoe investigating cheating spouses. When he is wrongfully accused of a murder and of stealing mob money, he wisecracks his way across Los Angeles trying to find the true killer, return the money and clear his name.
Genovese Family Operations 1969-1972
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Philip Lombardo emerged as the beneficiary of a power struggle in the Genovese crime family. When family boss Thomas Eboli was murdered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 1972, Vincent "the Chin" Gigante was the primary inheritor. My ebook discusses the Genovese family hierarchy in the aftermath of Vito Genovese's death in February 1969. A month later Albert Tarantino was arrested in New Rochelle.
The Monster of Matlock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,000. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Derbyshire, England: Matlock and Matlock Bath are Edwardian towns clinging to the side of a steep and heavily forested gorge. The river Derwent snakes through the valley below. They are idyllic, But in the year 1893 something is lurking in the mists that roll down the valley. Hideous and relentless, it is murdering the inhabitants but masquerading the deaths in a fiendish way.
Bloodbursts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,620. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
BLOODBURSTS describes the true story of Fritz Haarmann, The Werewolf of Hannover. Haarmann was accused and convicted of raping and mutilating the bodies of up to twenty-four young men in Hannover, Germany between the years 1918 and 1924. Bloodbursts contains graphic murder scenes, homosexual rape, and the philosophical meanderings of the character Haarmann may not be suitable for minors.
The Axeman's Accomplice. The True Story of Margaret Reardon and the Snow Family Murders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The 1847 murder of the Snow family on Auckland’s North Shore was a horrific crime that shocked the Colony. There were multiple murders, body mutilations and suggestions of cannibalism, arson, false accusations, perjury and a violent attack on a witness. The Snow family murders remain one of New Zealand’s most sensational crimes.
Rembrandt's Angel
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,580. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Esther Brookstone’s life is at a crossroads. A Scotland Yard inspector who specializes in stolen art, she’s reluctantly considering retirement. Then she finds that retirement is nothing like she had imagined. Art theft is still going on and her skills are in demand to solve these crimes
Crime Time: Australians Behaving Badly
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 38,780. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Ford Street Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Law & Crime, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Australia & Oceania
Crime Time – Australians Behaving Badly is a collection of true Australian crime stories ranging from bushrangers such as Ned Kelly and Mad Dan Morgan through to serial killers, fraudsters and modern celebrity criminals. Crime Time contains details of the crimes, biographical details, portraits by Louise Prout and interesting trivia in Did You Know boxes.
Charles Lucky Luciano and Vito Genovese The Mafia Murder of Giuseppe Masseria Coney Island, New York April 15, 1931
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Giuseppe Masseria was involved in gambling, bootlegging, and also the food industry racket. Newspapers from the 1930s wrote that his power rivaled that of Al Capone, who he may have worked with or for. It is interesting that Masseria was lured from his base in Harlem to his death some distance away in Coney Island. It was a savage time in the history of organized crime, the beginning of the 1930s.
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.
Jesus Burned
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
On June 24, 1973, the UpStairs Lounge—a crowded gay bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter—was fire-bombed. Thirty-two people died in the greatest mass murder of gay men in history. This seminal event in the story of American crime was little noted and never solved. JESUS BURNED centers on this tragedy and on one man’s tortured search for justice.
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