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Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan (A Historical True Crime Short)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, comes the riveting historical true crime short, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan.
Joseph Canepi Jr. Yonkers Contractor, Gambler and Extortionist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Canepi Jr., like his father was a successful contractor in Yonkers and Westchester County. Elsewhere in business life however, Canepi's ethics can be called into question. For example he was accused of secreting a car that he took from a business in 1915. In 1903 he was one of six men indicted in a poolroom racket. In 1932 Canepi was involved with a man who impersonated a federal agent.
Thomas Lucchese Dress Manufacturer and Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Thomas Lucchese and his brother Giuseppe "Joe Brown" Lucchese were partners in the garment and trucking business. Thomas was held briefly for the murder of a street peddler in 1928. The man's name was Louis Cerasulo and he was gunned down while talking with his uncle near East 114th Street. Police later discovered that the victim was part of a chicken protection extortion racket in Harlem.
Ciro Terranova Sicilian Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Ciro Terranova had a brief career as an important Mafioso in New York City. He worked as an underboss for Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria before Masseria was slain on Coney Island during the Castellammarese War. Ciro's star as a mobster declined after Charles Lucky Luciano took charge of Mafia operations. My book focuses on two obscure crimes in Terranova's life, one in 1909 and another in 1930.
Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,720. Language: American English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
For years he stalked elementary schools and playgrounds looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. They were "throwaway kids" to him, hardly missed, soon forgotten. He was every parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about, who lurked in the shadows outside of bedroom windows.
Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Toto D'Aquila was shot 5 times by unknown assailants in October 1928. He had just driven from the Bronx to take his wife to a doctor in Manhattan. As his wife and four children made their way into the physician's office Toto stepped outside to repair his car. Looking up from the hood of the auto he spoke with the men briefly before they shot him multiple times. D'Aquila was the first Gambino boss.
Brain Damage: A Juror's Tale - The Hammer Killing Trial
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 109,330. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Law » Jury
On January 14, 2009, Marissa DeVault killed her husband, Dale Harrell, by striking him multiple times on the head with a hammer. It seemed like a simple case of murder, but questions remained. Was Dale Harrell a hapless, innocent victim of a brutal killing, or was this the final act of a desperate woman who had suffered through years of domestic violence? Authored by Paul Sanders, Juror #13
Alphonse Attardi Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Before 1970 Alphonse Attardi changed his name to Jim Carra, had plastic surgery and gave a detailed interview to syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. He turned his back on the Mafia, opting to risk his life as an informant, someone who was constantly chased by mobster executioners. The information he provided federal agents was crucial to prosecuting organized crime cases of the mid 20th century.
Peter Panto Union Reform Leader Murdered By Albert Anastasia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Peter Panto was a union leader much ahead of his time. On a single evening he drew more than 1,200 for a local Brooklyn meeting. He instilled in the longshoremen a desire to rid themselves of the racketeering mobsters who feasted on their earnings. Warned to stop his campaign against hoodlums on the shipping docks he persisted until his life was endangered. He was last seen alive on July 14, 1939.
New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman Links to Joe Adonis And Organized Crime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Harold Giles Hoffman agreed to carry a message from Albert Anastasia to Joe Adonis while the gangster was in prison in Trenton. The New Jersey governor denied knowing either Anastasia or Adonis. He also denied knowing that Anniello Ercole had a criminal record. Ercole, an ex-boxing manager, was picked to carry a missive to Adonis from Anastasia. My e-book looks at Hoffman's ties to the syndicate.