Crime Books and Films

 
July 23 2012, 0 Comments
While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash...
 
July 5 2012, 0 Comments
Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from The Case of the Drowning Men: Investigating the Smiley Face Serial Murder Theory by Eponymous Rox. The police are calling them accidents. They say young...
 
November 7 2012, 0 Comments
Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is a massive, thoughtful book written by someone from inside "the belly of the beast," who knows from years of personal experience what works and...
 
November 30 2009, 0 Comments
Special to Crime Magazine (This excerpt is from Ron Chepesiuk’s book, Gangsters of Miami, True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hitmen, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City, which Barricade...
 
September 2 2013, 0 Comments
An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States...
 
November 11 2013, 0 Comments
Crime Magazine's Choice of True Crime Books by J. Patrick O’Connor Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr Teamed up to Take on American’s First Sensational...

American Assassins – The “Copycat Effect” and the Longing for Fame

April 14 2014, 0 Comments
This article is adapted from Mel Ayton’s latest book, Hunting the President, an examination of plots, threats and assassination attempts against American presidents. The book was published by...

Ban the Booze: Prohibition in the Rockies

January 27 2014, 0 Comments
Jan. 27, 2014An excerpt from Ban the Booze: Prohibition in the Rockies by Betty Alt and Sandra Wells.The authors take a brief look at the 18 years of Prohibition in Colorado.  Its pages cover...

The Rough Guide To True Crime

December 30 2013, 0 Comments
Dec. 30, 2013An excerpt from The Rough Guide To True Crime by Cathy Scott, featuring Pablo Escobar, the Lucchese Family, and the hunt for Jimmy Hoffa’s body. by Cathy ScottOrganized CrimeDrugs,...
Mon, 10/10/2011 - 13:46
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Oct. 10, 2011 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...
Mon, 09/12/2011 - 14:46
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Sept. 12, 2011A 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...
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:13
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July 18, 2011An excerpt from Peter Manso’s recently published book Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen.by Peter MansoIntroductionThe American murder trial as a metaphor for the nation as a whole has become, in recent years, almost a...
Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:09
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July 6, 2011 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...
Mon, 06/20/2011 - 14:34
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June 20, 2011 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books At their best, true-crime books are character studies — getting languorously, even microscopically up close and personal with criminals, victims, witnesses, law-enforcement personnel, and whomever else gets swept up...
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:26
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May 30, 2011 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books Identity is a tricky thing. That name, that birthdate, and all those other details allegedly marking you as whom you claim to be are recorded on documents, in files, on cards, and in the archives of every institution...
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 16:26
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May 9, 2011 An excerpt from the book Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion by Kendall Coffey.  by Kendall Coffey The White Bronco People love a good car chase. Or at least television news producers think we do. That's why we're treated to endless...
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:01
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An excerpt from Dane Batty’s new book: Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals (Nish Publishing, 2011) by Dane Batty My partner, Bo, and I were pretty successful. So much so that we bought a condo in the...
Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:55
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  An excerpt from Mel Ayton recently published book Dark Soul of the South – The Life and Crimes of Racist Killer Joseph Paul Franklin by Mel Ayton In 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for executions to start again in Missouri when it refused to hear the...
Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:09
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March 19, 2011Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books The first two books this time around share a common modus operandi: A young and much-loved son, whose parents had always given him everything, brings about the vicious murders of those very parents in the would-be comfort...

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