Books tagged: prohibition era

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Eve and Eden
You set the price! Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Evelyn's mama is a newspaper, classifieds road-stained and speckled with dust. She picks her name from those pages, rebuilds herself anew. A woman seeped in literal shadows, nightmares dripping from her lips and fingers, Evelyn walks away from her old life with little more than a newspaper clenched in one magic-stained hand. WANTED—MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT, it reads, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
Chicago's Touhy Gang Rival of Al Capone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Touhy Gang was based in Chicago but carried out robberies of Federal Post Office mail trucks in various states. Two of their most prominent heists were in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California. The majority of the Touhys were incarcerated by the time J. Edgar Hoover personally led a raid in Chicago in late 1942 that rounded up several of its members who had escaped from jail.
Maspeth, Queens Crimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The murder of Catherine Olezchy in October 1925 was never solved. The woman was found in Maspeth's Mount Zion Cemetery, her throat slashed from ear to ear. A coroner ruled that she had committed suicide after she threw muriatic acid in her husband's face. Evidence mounted that Catherine was killed by her husband. A pastor refused to take her body in his church because of the suicide ruling.
Charles the Bug Workman and the Murder of Dutch Schultz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book was researched from newspapers of the mid 1930s during a time when beer baron Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz) was on trial for tax violations in New York state. Schultz fled New York and paid New Jersey authorities money to keep from being extradited to New York to face additional tax prosecutions. There were many other murders of less significance that were undertaken by Murder Inc.
Speakeasy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016 by Interlude Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the height of the Prohibition era in Manhattan, recent Yale graduate Heath Johnson falls for Art, the proprietor of a unique speakeasy where men are free to explore their sexuality. When Art's sanctuary is raided, Heath is forced to choose between love and the structured life his parents planned for him.
Madness
Series: No Sin Mysteries, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 99,000. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Be careful who you love. In this sequel to Chinese Puzzle the mystery begins with a man disappearing from an elaborately sealed shipboard cabin and moves on to the fog-shrouded streets of prohibition era San Francisco where guarded sanctuaries provide no protection from a killer whose cunning and cruelty is not restrained by the shackles of sanity.
The Reputation of Booya Carthy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,060. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
All that Calvin 'Booya' Carthy wants to do is play the blues. Immersing himself into the cut-throat local scene, his popularity spreads beyond the county borders. The Great Depression has hit America. Violent racial hatred remains rife. As danger follows Calvin to those he loves, he must decide how much he would sacrifice for his reputation. Where is there to hide when everyone knows your name?
Bloody Jack Bladon - Whiskey Spy
Price: Free! Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
Bloody Jack Bladon was the first South Carolina constable to draw blood underneath the umbrella of the South Carolina Prohibition and Dispensary Act in 1893. This is the story of his crime and trial.
Planning A Vacation? Why Not Chicago
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Free travelogue. I've always been fascinated by Frank Lloyd Wright & the many craftsmen homes he designed there. I grew up listening to Chicago-style blues & longed to hear some Blues’ bands perform at the famous “Buddy Guy’s”. I've also been intrigued by Chicago’s colorful gangster past & wanted to see a live show at the Second City Improv. And then--there's the famous pizza! Who can say no?
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.