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Readers will tremble in shock as they are guided through Indiana’s dark, hidden history, beginning in the 1820s during the Fall Creek Massacre and ending with explanations of today’s gruesome headlines. Ed Wenck delves into the dirtiest deeds of Indiana’s evil past in his new book, Hoosier Killers: Indiana’s Darkest History.
She was an innocent Mormon girl. He was America’s most notorious serial killer. When their paths crossed on a quiet autumn afternoon, he planned to kill her. But this victim had an incredible will to survive. In I Survived Ted Bundy: The Attack, Escape & PTSD that Changed My Life, you read Rhonda’s first-hand account of how she survived Ted Bundy’s attack.
Justice Denied: Bermuda’s Black Militants, the ‘Third Man’ and the Assassinations of a Police Chief and Governor is the first full account of the 1972/1973 assassinations of Bermuda’s governor, Richard Sharple, and police chief, George Duckett.
Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Behind Machine Gun Kelly is a biography of the woman who made a career of crime. With a lust for danger, she masterminded the crimes that took her and her husband, and others who included her own mother and stepfather, on a spree across Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas. Starting with smaller crimes that included bootlegging, smuggling liquor onto an Oklahoma Indian reservation, and other petty crimes, she encouraged her husband, George Barnes aka George Kelly, toward a life of more serious criminal activity that eventually escalated into bank robberies, kidnapping and extortion. Many believe that it was Kathryn, after giving him a machine gun, who developed George’s feared persona and the name of Machine Gun Kelly. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was even convinced that the two were somehow connected in the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Some of these stories are known, but still incite debate, such as the origins of his nickname and menacing facial scars. Other legends are not so well known to the general public. Luciano’s involvement with actress Thelma Todd and her untimely death is an example. Did he actually ever murder anyone? Then there are incidents such as the alleged carving of his initials into a witness’s thighs and the wild theories that abound following his death in 1962. These are just a few of the unusual tales that surfaced over and beyond Lucky Luciano’s lifetime.
Nothing like it before. Nothing like it since. Murder Inc. was the most unusual, brutal and extensive collection of characters the American underworld had ever produced. Culled primarily from Brooklyn’s Brownsville and Ocean Hill sections, these official on-call killers of New York’s larger crime Syndicate were a unified force of Jewish and Italian gangsters that treated murder as an art form for an entire decade.
Never Charged, Never Convicted reveals Marvin Clark s fascinating life as a Boston drug dealer from 1960 1990 and a participant in some of seminal events of the latter 20th century. As a drug dealer, Clark became a rare survivor of the government s attempt to stop the distribution. The value of Clark’s memoir is to show us how the government turned quite helpless when a major segment of our future leaders, that is, the college youth of the period, began to defy government policies as hypocritical and oppressive.
Notorious 92 recounts murders from each of Indiana’s 92 counties. With almost one murder every day of the year in Indiana, violent crime is no stranger to the Hoosier state and has not escaped the heartland of America. And while Indiana is the nations sixteenth largest state by population, it has often stolen national headlines with astonishing crimes that defy imagination. It seems it always has been so. Notorious 92 looks back to crimes in each of the states 92 counties as old as the nineteenth century to reveal a side of the states history not taught in fourth grade history classes. Notorious 92 also considers the suffering and the resolve of Indiana families and communities in responding to ugly incidents in their midst that are sometimes just too incredible not to talk about. From marital and financial problems to substance abuse and racial hostilities, generations of Hoosiers are linked by not only the lands they inhabit, but by the demons they face.
Notorious Kingpins Volume 1 covers Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Khun Sa and Raymond Chow. All three of these men are among the most colorful gangsters of recent times.
Arguably Mexico’s biggest drug trafficker, Carrillo Fuentes was known as Lord of the Skies. In his time, he pioneered the use of jumbo jets for the mass distribution of illicit drugs into the United States.
Khun Sa was a Burmese War lord. He was perhaps history’s biggest heroin dealer who operated out of Southeast Asia.
Raymond Chow was known as the Shrimp Man. He is a Chinese gangster that dominated crime in the Chinatown of San Francisco.
All three of these various kingpins have impacted crime on an international level. You may have seen or heard about Tuentes, Sa and Chow, but author Ron Chepesuik takes you on a journey through the lives and adventures of these notorious kingpins.
One to the Wolves: On the Trail of a Killer is Lois Duncan’s painful story. In 1992, Lois Duncan, acclaimed author of fictional suspense novels, wrote a horror story she could never have imagined writing a true account of the murder of her own daughter, Kaitlyn Arquette. Kait, 18, was shot to death as she drove home from a friend”s house on a Sunday evening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police closed the unsolved case as a random shooting, refusing to accept information that indicated otherwise, although it had all the earmarks of a professional hit.