Crime Books and Films

Jan 30, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from the recently released book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, editor of Crime Magazine.  Published in January of 2012 by Strategic Media Books, Scapegoat is available at...
Jan 23, 2012
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Jan. 23, 2012 Jack Henry Abbott Jack Abbott sold himself to Norman Mailer as the “Super Convict.” Mailer turned the letters Abbott sent him into the best-selling book, In the Belly of the Beast, and assisted Abbott in gaining parole in 1981. Six months later Abbott stabbed...
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan. 16, 2012 Special to Crime Magazine:  This is an excerpt from the book, Queenpins: Notorious Women Gangsters from the Modern Era, by Ron Chepesiuk. The book is published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com) and is available from the web site, Amazon....
Dec 5, 2011
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  by Claudette Walker & Matrix Filia   Permission granted for use of the following experts from the book to Crime Magazine by Abacus Books, Inc. Copyright © 2011 by Abacus Books, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED With Postscript  by Laura Schultz, MFT Excerpt...
Nov 7, 2011
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Nov. 7, 2011True-crime books make great cold-weather reading – and great holiday gifts – because they make us feel safe. Reading these accounts of crazed psychopaths who went on rampages and seemingly normal suburbanites with lethal secrets, we shiver and think: At least I'm not...
Oct 31, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine:  An excerpt from David A. Gibb’s book, Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams.  By day Williams commanded the largest military base in Canada; by night he stalked single women in their...
Oct 10, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from Scott Bartz’s recently published book, The Tylenol Mafia: Marketing, Murder, and Johnson & Johnson, available at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. by Scott Bartz Introduction On September 29, 1982, seven people in Chicago...
Sep 12, 2011
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A Predatory Priest by David Margolick is available as a Kindle Single on Amazon.com by David Margolick Hard by the Santa Fe Railroad tracks on the outskirts of Belen, New Mexico, on a rutted gravel driveway flanked by scrubby brush and lonely cottonwoods, Tommy Deary’s...
Jul 18, 2011
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An excerpt from Peter Manso’s recently published book Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen. by Peter Manso Introduction The American murder trial as a metaphor for the nation as a whole has become, in recent years, almost a cliché....
Jul 6, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine     This is an excerpt from the book, Straight from the Hood: Amazing but True Gangster Tales, by Ron Chepesiuk and Scott Wilson. The book is published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com) and is available from the...

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