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Joseph "Doc" Stacher Meyer Lansky's Gambling Partner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1950 the Nevada State Tax Commission denied Doc Stacher a license to manage a Reno gambling casino. The decision was based on Stacher's history of associations with mobsters. Doc had also been indicted for his involvement in the Arrowhead Inn gambling operation in Ballston Spa, New York. Stacher awaited word on his extradition with two state troopers waiting to accompany him back to New York.
Angelo Palmeri and the Buffalo, New York Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Angelo Palmeri was an upstate New York bootlegger during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. He ran an establishment, i.e. speakeasy, in his final years before his death on December 21 1932. Palmeri and Joe DiCarlo are lynchpins in the history of the Buffalo mob. Former Buffalo Police Commissioner John J. Roche ran an administration that was rife with criminal activity. Palmeri. 54, died in his car.
John Fury Rochester, New York Public Enemy #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
A gang of three led by John Fury was discovered holed up inside the Miller Garage in Rochester in December 1936. His accomplices were second offender Frank Miller, 29, and first offender Anthony Ollis, 32. The triumvirate was responsible for stealing safes from restaurants, bakeries, etc. Over a five year period their 10-20 year sentences were shortened and then reinstated by various judges.
Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Valenti was an underworld figure whose prominence spanned several decades. From the 1950s until 1972 his influence was apparent in Rochester gangland circles. In fact, even though it was never made official, the Valenti family operated as an independent entity, separate from their Magaddino superiors. Valenti carried out Mafia orders relating to gambling, harness racing, real estate, etc.
Photographers Obscenity and Sex Crimes Cases, 1927-1996
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
The Brooke Shields-Gary Gross trial of November 1981 raised numerous issues about a photographer's rights to photos he/she has taken. Nude and semi-nude photos of the "Pretty Baby" actress/model were taken when she was ten years old. Shields and her mother went to court to stop any further commercial use of these pictures. The young woman's image had changed greatly by the time she was sixteen.
The Murder of John Peanuts Manfredonia Genovese Family Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The body of John Peanuts Manfredonia was found by his wife around 3:30 on the afternoon of November 28, 1978. The bookie's murder remained unsolved despite an investigation by Westchester County, New York law enforcement, Detective Lieutenant John Kelly remained steadfast. He continued probing the murder on his own. In 1981 a suspect wanted for selling weapons to federal agents was arrested.
Leave a Candle Burning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,520. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Claudia lives a vagabond life as a researcher for a reality show about American myths. Christmas finds her in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, at Victorian hotel allegedly haunted by the Lady in White, who leaves a candle burning for her husband, lost in the snow. Will the mysterious Reese, who once lived in the house, be be what it takes for Claudia to change her wandering ways?
The Terminal Diner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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"Men like pie." Elaina Brady's mother shared that bit of wisdom with her shortly before hitching a ride West with a trucker from Missoula. Elaina takes on her mother's job making pies at the family diner—a dull existence. Then on the eve of Sept. 11, people she meets expand her horizons, inspiring her to be impulsive like her mother. Will she survive the consequences of her actions?