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Arrest of Francis 'Two Gun' Crowley
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Long time DGIS readers know our fondness for some good old fashioned pulp art. Here's a dandy. There are countless mag covers with hand gun wielding gangsters and dames. Some are toting Thompsons others daggers but I don't recall ever seeing a body being dumped over board. This cover is definitely up for the prestigious;
DGIS Corpse Being Dumped Overboard on the Cover of an Old Detective Magazine Award.
As an aside, you'll notice both killer and victim are wearing suits and are well kempt. Nowadays your lucky if a guy has his pants pulled all the way up.
Author of: On The Spot: Gangland Murders in Prohibition New York City 1930-1933, Hollywood on the Spot: Crimes Against the Early Movie Stars, Legs Diamond: Gangster. Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935. Notorious New Yorkers: Two Gun Crowley. Notorious New Yorkers: The Bobbed Haired Bandit. Notorious New Yorkers: Vivian Gordon.