More than 175 years of true crimes culled from the city's police blotter, told through startling, rarely seen images and insightful text by two NYPD officers and a NYC crime reporter.
From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York's police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to the present day, this visual history is an insider's look at more than 80 real-life crimes that shocked the nation, from arson to gangland murders, robberies, serial killers, bombings, and kidnappings, including:
- Architect Stanford White's fatal shooting at Madison Square Garden over his deflowering of a teenage chorus girl.
- The anarchist bombing of Wall Street in 1920, which killed 39 people and injured hundreds more with flying shrapnel.
- The 1928 hit at the Park Sheraton Hotel on mobster Arnold Rothstein, who died refusing to name his shooter.
- Kitty Genovese's 1964 senseless stabbing, famously witnessed by dozen of bystanders who did not intervene.
- Son of Sam, a serial killer who eluded police for months while terrorizing the city, was finally apprehended through a simple parking ticket.
Perfect for crime buffs, urban historians, and fans of Serial and Making of a Murderer, this riveting collection details New York's most startling and unsettling crimes through behind-the-scenes analysis of investigations and more than 500 revealing photographs.
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About the Author
Bernard J. Whalen is a lieutenant in the NYPD, where he has served for more than 34 years. He has published two books, The NYPD's First Fifty Years and the novel Justifiable Homicide. He lives in New York.
Philip Messing has been a journalist who has covered crime and law enforcement for more than 35 years. He is a veteran staff reported for the New York Post and lives in New York.
Robert Mladinich is a retired NYPD detective, who has named Cop of the Year in 1985. He has written a number of true crime books, including From the Mouth of the Monster: The Joel Rifkin Story, as well as articles for magazines including Playboy and Details. He is also the writer/editor for Frontline, a publication of the NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association. He lives in New York.
What People are Saying About This
“Fact rivals fiction in this gritty, well-researched collection, an insiders' look at more than 175 years of New York’s most infamous crimes. The authors – NYPD Lieutenant Bernand Whalen, crime reporter Philip Messing and retired Detective, Robert Mladinich -- have detailed a history of many of the city’s most notorious and zaniest capers.”
"An extensive buffet of New York City's real crime history, served up in spicy bite-sized portions."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lots of interesting information, I’d recommend this book to friends
Excellent research tool! An encyclopedia of crimes: just pick one infamous New York City murder as you like. Easy layout of the pages, coupled with photos of the victims, crime scenes, evidence kept in the evidence locker, make this mammoth book of crimes easier to read. This book replaces any collection of "true crime cases" you may have bought in the past.