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Philadelphia Police Crackdown on Jewish Pornographic Book and Photo Distributors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Pornography, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
During the late 1920s Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia were targeted during a sweep against obscene photos, books and photos in Philadelphia. Among the most publicized cases was one against Samuel Bloom and his wife. Immigrants from Poland Mrs. Bloom claimed that she was unable to write English. The Blooms, cigar store owners, were accused of being purveyors of obscene books & photos.
Susceptible
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 49,590. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Philadelphia Private Investigator Phil Allman explores the suspicious suicide of a man whose life uncomfortably mirrors his own, leading him to examine the value of his own existence.
Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia Enforcer and Loan Shark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio had a stake in Atlantic City's Club 500 and owned a Philly bar that served as his office on most days. A rough operator with cold, dead eyes, his nickname came from his fondness for razors as weapons. He often carried a thin blade in the pocket of his suit. Many people who borrowed money from the Philly mob were soundly beaten if they failed to pay back their loans.
Love Letters in the Grand: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Big-City Piano Tuner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Here are 30 true tales, variously funny, touching, and dramatic, from the author's 28 years of piano tuning. Whether he's telling about tuning a piano for Elvis Presley, clobbering a vicious dog with his tool kit, or finding Tommy guns and love letters in pianos, the author's dedication to his craft, his love of people and music, his strong work ethic and his caring nature all shine through.
Mondo Bohemiano
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A quirky tale of love, sex, and friendship at the dawn of the Internet Age.
Frank "Blinky" Palermo Philadelphia Boxing Manager
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Blinky Palermo manipulated boxing fights and robbed boxers that he managed for decades. One of his most successful fighters was Ike Williams, who captured the lightweight world championship in the late 1940s. Years later Williams told an author that Blinky stole money from him regularly. On one occasion Palermo took the entirety of a $33,400 paycheck Williams earned for fighting Beau Jack.
Brooklyn Mobster Joe Colombo 1970s Mafia Murders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Samuel Carbone was involved in loan sharking. Along with notorious racketeer Joseph Zicarelli he faced multiple indictments. Then in the summer of 1971 he was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car on a Newark street. He had a single bullet in the back of his head. Soon a series of gangland murders followed, including that of former boxer Cowboy Joe Lucignano. The Campisis were involved.
Open Invitation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this short story, Jade, Bryan and Jack are college students that scheme together to make some extra money to defray their expenses. They come up with a foolproof method to burglarize the homes of older wealthy folks that are attending society events. Their plan runs like a well-oiled money machine, until they break into a house while children are at home!
A Body on Pine: A Marco Fontana Mystery
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,430. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Marco Fontana enters his friend’s spa on Pine, the place is splattered with blood and a dead client lies sprawled on the floor. Brad, the masseur, is missing. A thorough search turns up more questions than answers. When Brad is found dead, things go into his gear and Marco understands that what appears to be a simple case of murder is anything but.
Blind Tribute
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,330. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017 by Whaley Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals
Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil... Harry Wentworth's bill just came due.