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Passaic County Police Arrest 8 New York Mobsters The Mountain View, New Jersey Stakeout June 1935
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
"Tough Tommy" Protheroe was gunned down with his girlfriend in Sunnyside, Queens on May 16, 1935. Protheroe, the son of an Irish woman who immigrated to New York in 1900, had served prison terms at Sing Sing. His murder was among those that authorities found clues to when they raided a gangster retreat in Mountain View, New Jersey. Passaic County officials fought extradition to New York.
The Torso Murder Flushing, Queens October 28, 1926
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The ax murder of Robina Lyttle is most ironic because her killer was a seemingly meek individual. While he was imprisoned Patrick McClafferty's fellow inmates were surprised to see how harmless he appeared in his cell. However he killed his Irish Catholic girlfriend with a single violent blow with a rusty ax. He also tried his best to burn her after he had cut off her head, hands and limbs.
Horse Doping Jamaica Racetrack Queens, New York 1938-1939
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Retlaw, a New York state race horse was doped with sulphanol in July 1938. The suspected perpetrator, Harold Riner, was nabbed inside the stall around 3:30 a.m. The chemical suphanol was found in the horse's system through a saliva test first given horses in the '30s. The man claimed to be only seeking a night's rest in the stable. My book looks at this incident and the broader issue of doping.
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.
Mafia Hit On Little Augie Pisano Queens, New York September 26, 1959
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
It's questionable whether Anthony Carfano's murder was ordered by Vito Genovese, who headed a major New York City crime family in the 1950s. Carfano was a close associate of Frank Costello, a rival of Genovese's. I have chronicled a number of events in the life of Little Augie Pisano, using ancestry records and old newspapers as references. The murder of Little Augie remained unsolved in 1964.
Winston Moseley Murderer Of Catherine Kitty Genovese
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964 in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, NY. Her death was unnecessary. Had any of 38 witnesses acted, i.e. calling police, subduing her attacker, she might have lived. Instead she was left to die near the entrance of her Austin Avenue apartment. She waged a terrific battle before she died. I have profiled her killer, Winston Moseley, from his roots in Alabama.
The Easter Murders New York City March 1937
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Veronica Gedeon was one of three victims of a sensational crime that occurred in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, 1937. Ronnie, as she was known to her friends, had posed nude for a photographer only a few months before she was murdered. These scandalous photos were published by New York newspapers in the killings' aftermath.The macabre slayings were the work of an elusive insane killer.
Bonanno Family Members In New York In 1920
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
My eBook profiles more than 100 Bonanno family members who lived in all boroughs of New York City in 1920. For each head of household, I have listed street address information as well as work industries. Related family members are described. Immigration and Naturalization dates are given, as is literacy data. Entries were researched from the 1920 U.S. Census and New York City Business Directory.
Gathering of Imbeciles: Book Three
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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The third and final book in the epic Gathering of Imbeciles trilogy finds Donald cleaning up after his boss, sitting in the lounge, and looking for another job. And, of course, scowling. Book Three continues to chronicle the rise and fall of the fictitious Corona Park Zoo with four more short stories and three appendices.
Gathering of Imbeciles: Book Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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Donald, the comic anti-hero of Gathering of Imbeciles: Book One, continues his adventures at the fictitious Corona Park Zoo. He scowls and grumbles his way through alligator training, a trip to Georgia to pick up some farm animals, and a botched bison procedure. If you enjoyed Book One, the five short stories comprising Book Two are sure to entertain.