Crime Books and Films

 
April 2 2015, Benjamin Welton
Ever since the release of Andrew Jarecki’s HBO documentary "The Jinx," which carries the subtitle of “The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” public attention has been focused on the long trail of...
 
February 5 2015, Francesca Spina
The Netflix produced television series, "Orange is the New Black," is a comedy-drama set in a women's prison in upstate New York. While the author finds it to be an entertaining show that touches on...
 
January 30 2012, J. Patrick O'Connor
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, Cathy Scott
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, Eponymous Rox
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, Shawn Griffith
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...

Robert Durst -- Return of the “Rich Sicko”

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Ever since the release of Andrew Jarecki’s HBO documentary "The Jinx," which carries the subtitle of “The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” public attention has been focused on the long trail of...

“Orange is the New Black”: Examining the Life of a Female Inmate

February 5 2015, 0 Comments
The Netflix produced television series, "Orange is the New Black," is a comedy-drama set in a women's prison in upstate New York. While the author finds it to be an entertaining show that touches on...

Book ‘Em Vol. 41

May 5 2014, 0 Comments
Crime Magazine's Choice of True Crime Books  by J. Patrick O’Connor The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing by Dan Morse (Berkeley Books, 2013)....
Nov 30, 2009
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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 Books (Barricadebook.com) published in November 2009. Available on Amazon.com. All...
Apr 2, 2015
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Ever since the release of Andrew Jarecki’s HBO documentary "The Jinx," which carries the subtitle of “The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” public attention has been focused on the long trail of crimes possibly -- and quite probably -- committed by the real-estate scion over...
Feb 5, 2015
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The Netflix produced television series, "Orange is the New Black," is a comedy-drama set in a women's prison in upstate New York. While the author finds it to be an entertaining show that touches on several important issues confronting incarcerated women, she has her own ideas...
May 5, 2014
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Crime Magazine's Choice of True Crime Books  by J. Patrick O’Connor The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing by Dan Morse (Berkeley Books, 2013). Jayna Murray, the 30-year-old manager of the trendy lululemon athletica store in...
Apr 14, 2014
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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 Regnery Publishing in April 2014. by Mel Ayton The history of the American...
Jan 27, 2014
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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 purpose, problems and people involved in the “noble experiment” and the...
Dec 30, 2013
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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, extortion, gambling, black economy of organized crime.The Mafia has a clan structure...
Dec 16, 2013
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Dec. 16, 2013An excerpt from the book Heist and High by Anthony Curcio and Dane Battyby Anthony Curcio and Dane BattyForewordThe best books teach us something new about something we thought we knew, and do it in a way that captivates us so thoroughly we don’t even realize we’re...
Nov 11, 2013
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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 Murder Mystery by Paul Collins (Crown Publishers, 2013, $26).  Listeners...
Oct 21, 2013
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An excerpt from Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate by Jeff McArthur (Bandwagon Books).  An account of how her trial lawyer – who believed in her innocence – continued to represent her for free until she was paroled in 1976. In 1959, 19-year-old Charlie...

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