Crime Books and Films

Mar 19, 2011
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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...
Dec 9, 2010
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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...
Nov 29, 2010
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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...
Nov 15, 2010
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An 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 celebration in...
Nov 8, 2010
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An 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 a rich...
Sep 29, 2010
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Joseph "Scotty" Spinuzzi An 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 operations, including Joe “Little...
Sep 23, 2010
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An 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 early evening...
Jun 15, 2010
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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,...
Jun 8, 2010
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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...
Apr 18, 2010
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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 Ron...

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