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The Deadly Don: Vito Genovese, Mafia Boss Audiobook

The Deadly Don: Vito Genovese, Mafia Boss

Author: Anthony M. DeStefano Narrator: Danny Campbell Release Date: July 2021

From enforcer to godfather, Vito Genovese rose through the ranks of La Cosa Nostra to head of one of the wealthiest and most dangerous crime families in American history. In The Deadly Don, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony M. DeStefano presents the rise and fall of Vito Genovese in this first comprehensive biography of the legendary mafioso-from his childhood in Naples, Italy, and the beginnings of his bullet-ridden criminal career on lower Manhattan's mean streets, through his self-exile in the mid-1930s back to his homeland where he ran a black market operation under the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, and his return to New York where Genovese made a fortune as the head of an illegal narcotics empire. DeStefano reveals the important and terrifying role Genovese played in the creation of the Mafia, detailing his bloody and ruthless lifetime of crime that would put him behind bars for his last fifteen years-and securing his infamous place in the history of organized crime.

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THE HARLEM PLUG: The Richard 'Fritz' Simmons Story Audiobook

THE HARLEM PLUG: The Richard 'Fritz' Simmons Story

Author: Harlem Holiday Narrator: Jeremy Michael Drum Release Date: July 2021

'To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.' ~ MALCOLM X   In Harlem's tumultuous history, there are many tragedies. For those growing up in this part of New York City, a young man known simply as Fritz from West 112th Street became an urban legend in Harlem.   In the 1970s, Richard 'Fritz' Simmons is introduced to the drug trade, by an associate of the Lucchese crime family, one of the five families of La Cosa Nostra (the Mafia). After negotiating a deal with the Medellín Cartel, Fritz becomes New York's Cocaine Consignment King. The lucrative deal unlocks a lavish lifestyle with more money than Fritz's family and Harlem could've imagined. Now, distributing kilos of cocaine on a kingpin level to many well-known Harlem heavyweights, Fritz employs hundreds throughout the five boroughs of New York City and neighboring states. Fritz further extends his generosity in ways few from the community had ever seen. Fritz reigns supreme for over a decade in the drug game, making millions under the radar of the NYPD and he never got busted. Some look at Fritz as the Keyser Soze of the 80s. The most enigmatic drug dealer of that time.   HARLEM HOLIDAY brings her readers the inside scoop after almost three decades of silence, speculation, and secrecy. This biography is the in-depth story of Fritz never before told; the tale of how a lowly street hustler rises to orchestrate a one-man syndicate. As told by Fritz's family and closest friends, it's an account of events and details gathered from newspaper clippings, magazine articles, court transcripts, and social media. Fritz's truth, joy, and despair are fully disclosed, while circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.

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The Zodiac Revisited, Volume 2: Analysis and Fact-Based Speculation Audiobook

The Zodiac Revisited, Volume 2: Analysis and Fact-Based Speculation

Author: Michael F Cole Narrator: Derek Shetterly Release Date: July 2021

Understand History's Most Enigmatic Serial Killer In December of 1968, a serial killer began orchestrating a campaign of terror in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not satisfied with the simple act of murder, he taunted law enforcement and the public by writing letters to local newspapers. Through often cryptic and bizarre content—including four ciphers, three of which have never been solved—the psychopath played a twisted game. Reporters dubbed the man the 'Cipher Killer,' but the murderer chose a different name for himself: the Zodiac. Eventually, he would claim to have murdered thirty-seven. Law enforcement, however, could only account for five. In 1971, authenticated communications with the Zodiac ceased. The elusive fugitive resurfaced briefly three years later, sending a small number of communiqués, before disappearing for good. What started out with shocking abruptness slowly dissolved into mysterious uncertainty. To this day, the Zodiac's true identity remains one of the twentieth century's greatest mysteries... Having established an analytical foundation in Volume 1, Michael uses Volume 2 to look across the entirety of the case and identify meaningful threads of commonality, exploring subjects such as the killer's methodology, persona, and ciphers.

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Nothing But Good Audiobook

Nothing But Good

Author: Kess Mckinley Narrator: Kirt Graves Release Date: July 2021

Special Agent Jefferson Haines puts the 'order' in law and order. Meal kits. Gray suits. Consistent reps at the gym. But all his routines are thrown into chaos when he's called in to catch a serial killer whose M. O. is the stuff of urban legend: the Smiley Face Killer. Dripping paint. Wicked slashes for eyes. The taunting curl of a smiling mouth. After years evading capture, the serial killer is back again. As Jefferson races to stop the next attack, the investigation leads to the one man he thought he'd never see again, Fred 'Finny' Ashley. Finny has his own theories about the killer. And they're pretty good. Maybe too good. Now, with his career on the line, Jefferson has to figure out if his one-time best friend is the culprit or the next victim. Contains mature themes.

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The Gentleman's Daughter Audiobook

The Gentleman's Daughter

Author: Bianca M. Schwarz Narrator: Qarie Marshall Release Date: July 2021

Sir Henry, secret agent to the crown, must marry a lady above reproach to afford his illegitimate daughter entrance into society. After narrowly escaping marriage to a highborn bigot, he takes an assignment in Brighton, leading him to an abandoned abbey full of dark whispers and a sinister secret society, the very one Henry has been investigating for three years. Isabella is as beautiful as she is talented, but falling in love isn't part of her plans. She only wants to paint, forget her painful past, and keep her overbearing mother at bay. But gaining one's independence isn't easy for a woman in 1823, so she embarks on a fake courtship with Sir Henry. Soon, love and a painting career no longer seem so utterly incompatible. But when the man Isabella fears most kidnaps her, all appears lost. Realizing the kidnapper is part of the same organization he is investigating, Henry chases after them. Entrapped in a web of secrets, both Henry and Isabella must face old enemies and fight for their happily ever after.

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Shadows Left Behind: An Historical Mysteries Box Set Audiobook

Shadows Left Behind: An Historical Mysteries Box Set

Author: Josh Lanyon Narrator: Alexander Masters, Kale Williams, Matt Haynes, Max Miller Release Date: July 2021

Six historical mystery novellas including Out of the Blue, The Dark Farewell, This Rough Magic, Snowball in Hell, Slay Ride, and Murder Between the Pages. Out of the Blue – France, 1916. Grieving over the death of his lover, British flying ace Bat Bryant accidentally kills the man threatening him with exposure. The Dark Farewell – Little Egypt, 1922. It’s the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition has hit Little Egypt where newspaper man David Flynn has come to do a follow-up story on the Herrin Massacre. But the massacre isn’t the only news in town. Spiritualist Medium Julian Devereux claims to speak to the dead—and he charges a pretty penny for it. This Rough Magic – San Francisco, 1935. Wealthy playboy Brett Sheridan thinks he knows the score when he hires tough guy private eye Neil Patrick Rafferty to find a priceless stolen folio of Shakespeare’s The Tempest before his marriage to a society heiress is jeopardized. Slay Ride - 1943 Montana. Returning home to Montana after being wounded in the Pacific, Police Chief Robert Garrett was hoping for a little much needed Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Man. Instead, he finds himself chasing after a cold-blooded killer on Christmas Day, aided—whether he likes it or not—by eager young reporter Jamie Jameson. Murder Between the Pages – 1948 Massachusetts. Felix Day, author of the Constantine Sphinx mysteries, and Leonard Fuller, author of the Inspector Fez mysteries, are bitter rivals and the best of enemies. Snowball in Hell - 1943 Los Angeles. Just back from the European Theater, reporter Nathan Doyle is asked to cover the murder of a society blackmailer.

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Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America Audiobook

Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America

Author: Andrew P. Napolitano Narrator: Michael Quinlan Release Date: June 2021

Racial hatred is one of the ugliest of human emotions. And the United States not only once condoned it, it also mandated it?wove it right into the fabric of American jurisprudence. Federal and state governments legally suspended the free will of blacks for 150 years and then denied blacks equal protection of the law for another 150. How did such crimes happen in America? How were the laws of the land, even the Constitution itself, twisted into repressive and oppressive legislation that denied people their inalienable rights? Taking the Dred Scott case of 1957 as his shocking center, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano tells the story of how it happened and, through it, builds a damning case against American statesmen from Lincoln to Wilson, from FDR to JFK. Born a slave in Virginia, Dred Scott sued for freedom based on the fact that he had lived in states and territories where slavery was illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Scott, denied citizenship to blacks, and spawned more than a century of government-sponsored maltreatment that destroyed lives, suppressed freedom, and scarred our culture. Dred Scott's Revenge is the story of America's long struggle to provide a new context?one in which 'All men are created equal,' and government really treats them so.

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Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America Audiobook

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Author: Nicole Eustace Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: June 2021

On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America. In Covered with Night, leading historian Nicole Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, bringing us into the overlapping worlds of white colonists and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. Frantic efforts to resolve the case ignited a dramatic, far-reaching debate between Native American forms of justice-centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations-and an ideology of harsh reprisal, unique to the colonies and based on British law, which called for the killers' swift execution. In charting the far-reaching ramifications of the murder, Covered with Night-a phrase from Iroquois mourning practices-overturns persistent assumptions about 'civilized' Europeans and 'savage' Native Americans. A necessary work of historical reclamation, it ultimately revives a lost vision of crime and punishment that reverberates down into our own time.

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Astrology of Serial Killers, The - Volume 1: What the Zodiac Reveals About History's Most Notorious  Audiobook

Astrology of Serial Killers, The - Volume 1: What the Zodiac Reveals About History's Most Notorious

Author: Rhys Navarro Narrator: Kevin Kollins Release Date: June 2021

What turns a person into a serial killer? Is it possible their dark destiny was foretold in the stars? This book provides the background stories and driving forces behind 24 of the most notorious true crime serial killers of the previous century, including Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, and Richard Ramirez. But that's not all!! It also includes breakdowns of the natal charts for each killer, analyzed with astrological pointers to their crime sprees. Could their descent into depravity have been recognized and perhaps diverted before they turned to a life of murder? Some of the results may surprise you.

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Wyvern: What I know of the IDJITS Murders Audiobook

Wyvern: What I know of the IDJITS Murders

Author: Robert W. Greier Jr Narrator: Robert W. Greier Jr Release Date: June 2021

Clevis Pladstock, a retired guard at the Wyvern Group Home for Boys, is dying. In his final days Clevis relates the facts, as they were, about that double homicide way back on July the Fourth of Nineteen Seventy Six. Within a humorous nature Clevis writes about the home as it was, the two dead bodies, and the fact that the investigation got it all wrong. With details presented by a man whose whole focus is on his eventual demise, and the facts of the case that shaped the second part of his life, the story he weaves will draw you in and show you a world that Clevis knew only to well.

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Bihar Diaries: The True Story of How Bihar's Most Dangerous Criminal Was Caught Audiobook

Bihar Diaries: The True Story of How Bihar's Most Dangerous Criminal Was Caught

Author: Amit Lodha Narrator: Dev J. Haldar Release Date: June 2021

Bihar Diaries narrates the thrilling account of how Amit Lodha arrested Samant Pratap, one of Bihar's most feared ganglords, notorious for extortion, kidnapping and the massacre of scores of people. The book follows the adrenaline-fuelled chase that took place across three states during Amit's tenure as superintendent of police of Shekhpura, a sleepy mofussil town in Bihar. How does Amit navigate between his many professional challenges and conquer his demons? What does he do when the ganglord comes after his family? Bihar Diaries captures vividly the battle of nerves between a dreaded outlaw and a young, urbane IPS officer.

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Vendetta: A Singularity Forge Novelette Audiobook

Vendetta: A Singularity Forge Novelette

Author: Sdw Mccumber Narrator: Sdw Mccumber Release Date: June 2021

Founded by colonists fleeing a dying Earth, Avalon was a fresh hope for humanity to start again, free of their mistakes. A hope that died with first contact. Invisible to the eye and immune to retaliation, alien life descended upon the colony abducting every human being, save one. Stranded in Avalon's wilds, Richard Windsmore returns home to find his people, his wife, and his children gone. He is alone, but not helpless. Footage of the raid contains more questions than answers. The preserved interstellar stasis spaceship in orbit secures transport. Desperation drives his hope that his actions won't be in vain. Despite the uncertainty of what awaits in the Sol system, nowhere else will contain as many clues about other colony locations. Richard sets course and puts himself in stasis, an irrevocable act riddled with fear. There is no going back. If the abductors possess faster than light travel, he will wake long after his family has endured the unknowable. For a chance to learn their fate, he must act. Little does Richard know what awaits him in the depths of space. Can his love, his hope, and his humanity endure?   Vendetta is the first story in the Singularity Forge universe. This story and other shorts, novelettes, and novellas will introduce readers to a new, broader universe. Each story is self-contained and crafted to entertain. While a fun distraction in isolation, bringing them together reveals what happens when humanity leaves their cradle for a galaxy filled with mystery, horror, love, honor, and madness…

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