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Savage: The Iron Eagle Series Book: Twenty-Seven
Series: The Iron Eagle. Pre-release—available July 6, 2020. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published by Narroway Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Speaker of the House Denise Kline called Los Angeles home, but she wasn’t well liked in her district or in Washington. Since she was third in line for the presidency, she had her own Secret Service detail, which she was notorious for slipping every chance she got. However, after slipping her security she lands in the arms of a sick serial killer.
Adam Magazine The Prosecution of Knight Publishing Co. Los Angeles, California
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
During the late 1950s smut probes plagued the lives of magazines that published nude photos of female models. Knight Publishing Co. of Los Angeles was only one of many titles that was hindered by crackdowns that found their publishers in court. My research looks closely at smut probes that flourished in Philadelphia, Elizabeth, New Jersey and Albany, New York. Magazine distributors were targeted.
Flame to Fire
Series: Songs of the Helwyn. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2019 by 510 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Nate Arbinger is a Helwyn, a demon hunter. Battle weary, Nate has come home to Molly for the Yuletide season. Little does he know when he arrives in Kentucky, that a minor California god and the Fates, have other plans for his holiday. A demon is rising in the West, and to send this evil back to Hell, requires a Helwyn, a woman, and a pixie.
The Sharp Edges of Water
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,310. Language: American English. Published: December 15, 2018. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
This is a book of stories as much as a collection of poems. In it, the characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston and the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they’re earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism. Their story is both relatable and a little bit surreal.
Frank Matula Los Angeles Teamsters Official Jimmy Hoffa Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Los Angeles Teamster Frank Matula was one of many unsavory associates of International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. During the U.S. Senate Rackets Committee hearings in 1957 details of Hoffa's corrupt friends and colleagues came to light. Among the most prominent was a relationship with garment industry hoodlum John "Johnny Dio" Dioguardi. Hoffa and Dio organized paper unions.
Louis Tom Dragna and the Los Angeles Mafia Racketeering and Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Frank Bompensiero's murder occurred on February 10, 1977. A mob turncoat the former Mafia hit man shielded himself from a mob hit for some time. He stayed in Pacific Beach. Seldom venturing out, he sometimes went for a walk or made calls in a phone booth. The L.A. mob had been in flux since the death of boss Jack Dragna in 1956. In the early 1970s Louis Tom Dragna replaced Frank DeSimone as chief.
Motel California
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Unlike the song of a similar title, the Motel California isn’t a lovely place—a fact that podcaster Jimmy Doubts learns the hard way when he’s framed for the murder of an outlaw country artist hellbent on distancing himself from his past.
Mafia Hit On Kansas City Mobsters Tony Brancato and Tony Trombino L.A., August 6, 1951
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mobster turned informant Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno and Las Vegas gambler Gus Greenbaum were suspected in the slayings of hoodlums Anthony Brancato and Anthony Trombino. The Los Angeles Police department surmised that both criminals were desperate for money. Looking for action they parked their Oldsmobile on a quiet street near Hollywood Blvd. Soon both were killed in a flash of gunfire.
Perfume River
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 by Sharon Burton. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
A lot went into this collection of poems, particularly as it took so long to pull the collection together. I’m one of those unfortunates who looked up my life expectancy and assumed I had years to get it together in the poetry department. 78 years? Please, I’m not even 50. Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. Average 5 year life expectancy after diagnosis: 8 percent.
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.
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