Crime Books and Films

Jan 23, 2012
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Jan. 23, 2012 Jack Henry Abbott Jack Abbott sold himself to Norman Mailer as the “Super Convict.” Mailer turned the letters Abbott sent him into the best-selling book, In the Belly of the Beast, and assisted Abbott in gaining parole in 1981. Six months later Abbott stabbed...
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan. 16, 2012 Special to Crime Magazine:  This is an excerpt from the book, Queenpins: Notorious Women Gangsters from the Modern Era, by Ron Chepesiuk. The book is published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com) and is available from the web site, Amazon....
Dec 5, 2011
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  by Claudette Walker & Matrix Filia   Permission granted for use of the following experts from the book to Crime Magazine by Abacus Books, Inc. Copyright © 2011 by Abacus Books, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED With Postscript  by Laura Schultz, MFT Excerpt...
Nov 7, 2011
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Nov. 7, 2011True-crime books make great cold-weather reading – and great holiday gifts – because they make us feel safe. Reading these accounts of crazed psychopaths who went on rampages and seemingly normal suburbanites with lethal secrets, we shiver and think: At least I'm not...
Oct 31, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine:  An excerpt from David A. Gibb’s book, Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams.  By day Williams commanded the largest military base in Canada; by night he stalked single women in their...
Oct 10, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from Scott Bartz’s recently published book, The Tylenol Mafia: Marketing, Murder, and Johnson & Johnson, available at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. by Scott Bartz Introduction On September 29, 1982, seven people in Chicago...
Sep 12, 2011
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A Predatory Priest by David Margolick is available as a Kindle Single on Amazon.com by David Margolick Hard by the Santa Fe Railroad tracks on the outskirts of Belen, New Mexico, on a rutted gravel driveway flanked by scrubby brush and lonely cottonwoods, Tommy Deary’s...
Jul 18, 2011
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An excerpt from Peter Manso’s recently published book Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen. by Peter Manso Introduction The American murder trial as a metaphor for the nation as a whole has become, in recent years, almost a cliché....
Jul 6, 2011
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Special to Crime Magazine     This is an excerpt from the book, Straight from the Hood: Amazing but True Gangster Tales, by Ron Chepesiuk and Scott Wilson. The book is published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com) and is available from the...
Jun 20, 2011
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June 20, 2011 Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime Books At their best, true-crime books are character studies — getting languorously, even microscopically up close and personal with criminals, victims, witnesses, law-enforcement personnel, and whomever else gets swept up...

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