A Trio Of Great Non-Fiction Crime Books Apr12

A Trio Of Great Non-Fiction Crime Books

Brothers and sisters, I have spent many hours lurking in the shadows of book stores and libraries and thrift stores and rummage sales hunting, stalking and acquiring books. I regret nothing. NOTHING. The halls of our castle are covered with shelves full of books. The largest portion of these books are mystery and crime fiction. It’s my favorite genre, my jam, my go to source for escape. But brothers and sister, more than mystery do I read and love. Within these walls are books of tales true, biographies, history and pop culture. Books with guidance towards new cooking experiences and books about books. I love books. And when I am out on the...

Review of THE GATES OF JANUS by Ian Brady

THE GATES OF JANUS Ian Brady 2015 Feral House You are reading this review in CrimeSpree Magazine, which means I’m into crime. I find crime fascinating. However, my wheelhouse is Organized Crime. Serial killers were never a thing I found myself drawn to in the past. When it comes to killing, there are things I understand and things I don’t. When I read something like, “Ralphie was shot 2x in the head and was left in the trunk of a car. The boss ordered it because Ralphie was skimming drug profits,” – that I understand. It’s business. When it comes to torture there are things I understand and things I...

CHIN: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gi...

CHIN-THE LIFE AND CRIME OF MAFIA BOSS VINCENT GIGANTE Larry McShane 5/31/16 Kensington Publishing  You all have heard that quote about the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist right? Maybe he just hid in plain sight. Maybe he made it so you thought nothing of him or were forced to look away in repulsion. Maybe he put up such a front that you would think the last person that this could ever be was the Devil. Or made himself look so absurd and totally crazy that you never in a million years would take him serious. There is ALWAYS a method to the madness. The expression crazy like a fox exists for...

SHOT All TO HELL by Mark Lee Gardner

I love Westerns. Ever since I was a kid, it didn’t matter if it was John Wayne or Clint Eastwood or if it was some fantasy like spaghetti western or a Sam Peckinpah sweat drenched nightmare. Also I didn’t care if it was based on historical fact or was the creation of some long forgotten screenwriter. I just loved westerns. My dad turned me onto them when I was very young. I will forever be thankful for that. As years passed, I’d start to learn more of the history surrounding certain legends portrayed in the films I’d grown up with. Like for instance how Wyatt Earp wasn’t that much of a hero or that Billy the Kid was a complete psychopath....

Whitey Bulger-America’s Most Wanted Gangster and t...

WHITEY BULGER W.W.  Norton Pub date: October 7th, 2013 In June 2011, I was having a conversation with a co-worker about the fate of Whitey Bulger. I took the position that he was dead. I figured somebody found him, dropped him and made the body disappear. My co-worker firmly believed he was still alive. I figured if we found Bin Laden, we should have been able to locate an Irish Mobster from South Boston. Anyway literally a week later you could imagine my surprise that Bulger had been captured in California after 16 years on the run. I was blown away. I couldn’t fathom anything else but the motherfucker being dead. Then I thought to myself...