Arrest of Francis 'Two Gun' Crowley

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

For those itching for something new to read...

I have a new ebook out:

The final four years of Prohibition saw over two hundred New York City gangsters shot, garrotted, or stabbed to death with ice picks. Some simply vanished never to be seen again. ON THE SPOT: Gangland Murders in Prohibition New York City 1930-1933 brings these murders back in full detail. In addition to all of the bootleggers, drug dealers, gamblers and other underworld sorts who were "bumped off", "taken for a ride", and "put on the spot", the reader will learn about the victims of the gang wars fought between Dutch Schultz and Vincent Coll, Waxey Gordon and the Bugsy Seigel - Meyer Lansky mob, the Mafia's Castellammarese War and the battle waged between Brooklyn's Shapiro Brothers and the boys from Murder, Inc. Over two hundred gangland executions are discussed, most for the first time since they occurred all those years ago.


Hollywood Stick-up

Actress Betty Compson bound, gagged and robbed this date in 1933. You can read my post here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Ladies and Gentleman...

The two worst shots from the 1930s. You'd think that at that close of range, one of them would have at least been nicked.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Going a round with the Mad Hatter

Hey, you look like you could use something to read. Lucky you, here's an interesting piece on the Albert Anastasia murder.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How've you been?

Greetings one and all, it's been awhile since the last post but that should be changing. I'll now be posting some stuff here along with some other historical crime folk, more bang for clicking buck, so please come by and and check us out!
Thanks for stopping by. Here's a pic of Murder Inc. victim John "Spider" Murtha.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Read all about it!

I have a new Kindle short out:




Following the murders of a dance hall girl and police officer in the spring of 1931; nineteen-year old punk Francis "Two Gun" Crowley became the most wanted man in New York City. Traced to a fifth floor apartment on the Upper Westside, his capture would become one of the most dramatic confrontations in police history.

As thousands of New Yorkers gawked and newsreel cameras recorded the event from the streets below, Crowley shot it out with dozens of law enforcement officers. Him, running window to window banging away with his pistols and the police raking his apartment with rifle, shotgun and machine-gun fire before a final assault and surrender.