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The Murder of Gangster Roger the Terrible Touhy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Roger Touhy died in a hail of shotgun blasts near his sister's home in Chicago. Only recently paroled from Stateville Prison, where he was serving a 99-year-sentence for kidnapping, the hoodlum died in the company of his bodyguard. Touhy was one of a number of Irish brothers whose family immigrated to the United States. Three of them died in shootouts before the end of the 1920s.
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.
The Divine Beauty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,120. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Following a military base burglary in the peaceful city of Orwell, Illinois, the entire community is plunged into disarray and twelve people from different backgrounds are set on a deadly collision course that happens to coincide with a treasure of power and majesty beyond all their imaginations. Twisting, turning, and brutally suspenseful, The Divine Beauty is the first novel by Evan Stalter.