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George "Blah Blah" Smurra Genovese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
George "Blah Blah" Smurra was an enforcer and hit man for the Genovese crime syndicate. As late as 1972 his name appears in a New York Magazine article of prominent members of the Genovese organization. Smurra began his life in crime in 1928. His rap sheet included arrests for burglary, felonious assault, assault, robbery and murder. He originally worked for Genovese capo Rocco Pellegrino.
The One That Got Away
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: American English. Published: December 3, 2018 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In the modern vein of The Girl on the Train and The Bone Collector, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a dark, psychological thriller featuring a compelling, conflicted heroine and a page-turning narrative that races toward its final, shocking conclusion.
Rosario "Russell" Mancuso Utica, New York Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Rosario Mancuso disappeared for months beginning in January 1958. Arriving home in May, he was interviewed extensively by reporters for the Utica Observer-Dispatch. Mancuso is closely associated with the disappearance/unsolved death of Oneida hoodlum Mariano "Happy" Longo. Longo was last seen in a car in the company of Mancuso. Declared legally dead in 1964, his body was never discovered.
Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael were victims of Mafia hits in 1986. Their beating deaths occurred soon after they agreed to meet with unidentified parties. Michael ran a restaurant in Oak Park, Illinois. The Spilotro brothers were executed in Bensenville, Illinois and buried in an Enos, Indiana cornfield. Much of my research comes from the investigative reporting of writer Jack Anderson.
A Rockaway Beach Murder August 1949 Queens, New York
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Rockaway Beach, Queens was the scene of an elusive murder that happened in the summer of 1949. Jack Hannon was a longtime bartender at Rockaway's Seaside Bar and Grill. In the months before his murder friends noticed that he was especially apprehensive when cars approached him on the streets. He remarked that one could never be too safe. Hannon was shot three times in the head on St. Marks Avenue.
Dream Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What is your biggest fear? A question that raises the pulse of any normal human. For most of us, death tops the list. But, it’s the method that raises the blood pressure for most. Drowning? Trapped in a hail of gunfire? Ripped apart by rabid creatures? The possibilities are endless. However, these “possibilities” lie within a single story inside Dream Worlds by Nathaniel E. Wescott.
The Las Vegas Mob Murder Of Singer Barbara McNair's Husband Rick Manzie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Barbara McNair wed her manager Rick Manzie in a quiet ceremony at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Several years later, on December 15, 1976, Manzie's body was found dead in the basement of McNair's 20-room Las Vegas mansion. My e-book examines several theories about Manzie's demise. Barbara's career was badly damaged after she signed for a package containing heroin, that was intended for Manzie.
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.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Philip "Little Farvel" Cohen Brooklyn Mobster Murdered In Valley Stream, New York
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the violent death of Philip "Little" Farvel Cohen whose body was dumped near Valley Stream, NY in September 1949. Cohen was tied to the 1936 murder for hire killing of Brooklyn candy store operator Joseph Rosen. When prosecutors failed to assemble sufficient evidence to convict him for this crime, Little Farvel was jailed on a federal narcotics rap. He was paroled in March 1949.