Crime Books and Films

 
January 30 2012, 1 Comment
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. ...
 
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...

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,...
Thu, 12/09/2010 - 13:28
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Dec. 9, 2010by Denise Noe Historian Simon Baatz has written a 541-page book entitled For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago about the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks. It is divided into three sections: “The Crime,”  “The Attorneys,” and...
Mon, 11/29/2010 - 15:37
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November 29, 2010Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books Have history's best-known true-crime cases become "classics," their real-life supervillains now elevated to "legend" status? It's hard to choose the right words for actions that are so very, very wrong. Several volumes...
Mon, 11/15/2010 - 19:18
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Nov. 15, 2010An excerpt from the book War in the Woods: Combating Marijuana Cartels on Our Public Lands. by Lt. John Nores Jr. and James A. Swan Nationwide, there are around 7,000 game wardens, or about as many of NYPD's finest as are assigned to cover the New Year's Eve...
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 18:54
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Nov. 8, 2010An excerpt from Dan Zupansky’s true crime book Trophy Kill: The Shall We Dance Murder which Prohyptikon Publishing-Toronto released in April 2010. All rights reserved. www.TrophyKill.tv By Dan Zupansky Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba is a cosmopolitan city with...
Wed, 09/29/2010 - 01:01
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Sept.29, 2010    Joseph "Scotty" SpinuzziAn excerpt from the book: Mountain Mafia: Organized Crime in the Rockies, detailing the 1960 murder trial of “Scotty” Spinuzzi.  The book covers some of the more colorful leaders in the West's organized crime...
Thu, 09/23/2010 - 13:31
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Sept. 23, 2010An excerpt from the opening chapters of Marilyn Z. Tomlins’s Die in Paris, published in the United States in September of 2010 by Raider Publishing International. The book is available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and borders.com. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins In the...
Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:30
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book, Sergeant Smack, The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson., Kingpin, and his Band of Brothers. (www.ikeatkinsonkingpin.com) by Ron Chepesiuk PROLOGUE December 9, 1972—Itwas to be a routine flight,...
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 14:01
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 June 8, 2010 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books When international playboy Joran van der Sloot was arrested in Peru and confessed within days to the brutal slaying of Stephany Flores, the first thing that popped into countless crimewatchers' minds was that...
Sun, 04/18/2010 - 13:01
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April 18, 2010 Special to Crime Magazine This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s book: The Trafficantes: Godfathers from Tampa, Florida: The Mafia, the CIA and the JFK Assassination. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and www.ronchepesiuk.com.by...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:51
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Bootleggers in the 1920'sOur organized crime columnist, examines a perplexing unsolved double murder case from Cleveland.by Allan May On January 16, 1920, prohibition went into effect nationwide. Two weeks later, in Cleveland, Ohio, a double murder took place that shocked the...

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