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Review of Philip Carlo’s The Ice Man

Review of Philip Carlo’s The Ice Man Richard Kuklinski (1935-2006) was the Ice Man, a mafia assassin in New Jersey and New York. He was sentenced to several life terms in 1986 and would have slipped into obscurity had it … Continue reading

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Review of Mike Dauplaise’s Torture at the Back Forty

Review of Mike Dauplaise’s Torture at the Back Forty Outlaw Motorcycle gangs always hold a particular fascination for me. These “one percenters” live short, violent lives outside society’s conventions. Unlike other organized-crime groups such as the Mafia, motorcycle gangs don’t … Continue reading

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Review of Dan E. Ellis’ Lady in Red

If you forced me to name a great, undiscovered part of America, I’d nominate the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the popular imagination, Mississippi stands only for backwards. But when my sister was a graduate student at the University of Southern … Continue reading

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Thursday, 7 December 2017 – More from A.W. Boudreau’s One Cop’s Journey

Thursday I continued reading the A.W. Boudreau book One Cop’s Journey. I have made it through page 265. The book’s strength is Beauchamp’s collection of war stories. He presents Detroit’s 1970s street life in all its gory detail. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Friday & Saturday, 2-3 June 2017 – Reading pages 1-188 of Jason Ryan’s Hell Bent

My current book is Hell Bent by Jason Ryan. It’s the story organized crime on Oahu in Hawaii. Author Ryan focuses his story on the 1975 murder of “Chuckers” Maryland, who was working as a doorman @ a Honolulu nightclub. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Killing the Messenger by Thomas Peele

Killing the Messenger – A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and The Assasination of a Journalist by Thomas Peele Publisher – Crown Copyright – 2012 366 pages Rating – 8/10 Review – During the holidays, I was loafing at the Mobile … Continue reading

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Friday, 6 January 2016 Finishing Zero at the Bone

Zero at the Bone – The Playboy, The Prostitute, and The Murder of Bobby Greenlease by John Heidenry Publisher – St. Martin’s Press Copyright – 2009 211 pages Rating – 8/10 Review – The 1953 kidnapping of Bobby Greenlease set of a … Continue reading

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