Saturday, July 14, 2018

New True Crime Short in Audio, Murder of the Horse Trainer's Rival, by Bestselling Author R. Barri Flowers






From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the best-selling author of Murdered by the King of Western Swing, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor's Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World's Fair, comes the riveting historical true crime short Murder of the Horse Trainer's Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.


On August 6, 1978, firefighters discovered the charred remains of a body inside a wooden crate, set ablaze in an empty lot in the Bronx, New York. The male decedent had been worked over, stabbed, and shot multiple times. The victim was identified as John "Jack" Tupper, a restaurateur, age 34. His killer turned out to be 48-year-old Howard "Buddy" Jacobson, who at one time was the country's leading Thoroughbred horse trainer. The shocking act of violence was the result of a classic love triangle turned deadly.


The woman caught between the two men was an attractive 23-year-old fashion model and cover girl named Melanie Cain, who had recently started living with Tupper in his 84th Street penthouse apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She had previously lived in the adjoining suite with Jacobson for a number of years before moving out.


After being convicted of Tupper's murder in 1980, Buddy Jacobson made a daring escape from custody, fleeing across the country to California with his new girlfriend, a 22-year-old model named Audrey Barrett. The convicted murderer stayed on the lam for several weeks before being captured to carry out his sentence for the death of Jack Tupper.


The stunning tale of Jacobson's meteoric rise and fall in horse training and subsequent romantic involvement with someone less than half his age, ending up in a tragic crime of passion, had all the makings of an ill-fated contemporary melodrama, except that it occurred on a real-life stage as a sad true event.


Includes a complete bonus true crime short, Murder of the Banker's Daughter, and more!


https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Horse-Trainers-Rival-Historical/dp/B07FFFR3SL/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1531602085&sr=1-3&keywords=murder+of+the+horse+trainer%27s+rival


https://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Murder-of-the-Horse-Trainers-Rival-The-Bitter-Breakup-of-Buddy-Jacobson-and-the-Model-A-Historical-True-Crime-Short-Audiobook/B07FFDZ8WG?qid=1531599932&sr=sr_1_1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=2ACZPV2NA1N6XH059DWS&


https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/murder-horse-trainers-rival-bitter-breakup-buddy-jacobson/id1412159335


Murder of the Horse Trainer's Rival is also available in eBook and print.





Saturday, July 7, 2018

New in Audio, Murdered by the King of Western Swing, a Historical True Crime Short, by R. Barri Flowers



From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the best-selling author of Murderess on the Loose, Murder of the Doctor's Wife, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true-crime audio [book:Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961|40191659]short Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961.

On Monday, April 3, 1961, 38-year-old former vocalist Ella Mae Cooley was beaten to death in her home in Willow Springs, an unincorporated area located in Kern County, California. The cruelty of the crime was shocking to local residents in the normally idyllic community. A greater shock was that the murder was committed by the victim's 50-year-old husband, Donnell Clyde Cooley, a well-known big-band leader, musician, actor, host of a television variety show, and businessman.

Ella Mae and Donnell Clyde, who generally went by the name Spade Cooley, were both struggling with accusations of unfaithfulness in their marriage, which had produced two children. They were in the midst of a divorce when tragedy struck. Cooley snapped in deciding to end the marriage prematurely by murdering his wife.

The horrific assault was witnessed by the couple's 14-year-old daughter, Melody, who would testify against her father at his trial. In spite of her untimely presence at the crime scene, Cooley sought to attribute Ella Mae's death to an accident. This fell flat, as did a short-lived attempt to plead insanity in the death of his wife.

Spade Cooley would be convicted of murder and sent to prison for his heinous act of criminality, forever casting a shadow over a successful career in Western swing music and television.

See how this tragic story of celebrity, suspicion, and homicidal rage unfolds in the historical crime of passion.

Included is a complete bonus historical true-crime short, The Gold Special Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, as well as excerpts from other riveting, best-selling books by the prolific author.

Also available in eBook and print.

https://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Murdered-by-the-King-of-Western-Swing-Audiobook/B07DYHPS6X?qid=1530988841&sr=sr_1_1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=MDPP7D1B7ESH0GV2S1HC&

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DYJNNPR/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1



Friday, June 22, 2018

Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model (A Historical True Crime Short)


From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murdered by the King of Western Swing, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, comes the riveting historical true crime short, Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.

On August 6, 1978, firefighters discovered the charred remains of a body inside a wooden crate, set ablaze in an empty lot in the Bronx, New York. The male decedent had been worked over, stabbed, and shot multiple times. The victim was identified as John “Jack” Tupper, a restaurateur, age thirty-four. His killer turned out to be forty-eight-year-old Howard “Buddy” Jacobson, who at one time was the country’s leading Thoroughbred horse trainer. The shocking act of violence was the result of a classic love triangle turned deadly.

The woman caught between the two men was an attractive twenty-three-year-old fashion model and cover girl named Melanie Cain, who had recently started living with Tupper in his 84th Street penthouse apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She had previously lived in the adjoining suite with Jacobson for a number of years before moving out.

After being convicted of Tupper’s murder in 1980, Buddy Jacobson made a daring escape from custody, fleeing across the country to California with his new girlfriend, a twenty-two-year-old model named Audrey Barrett. The convicted murderer stayed on the lamb for several weeks before being captured to carry out his sentence for the death of Jack Tupper.

The stunning tale of Jacobson’s meteoric rise and fall in horse training, and subsequent romantic involvement with someone less than half his age ending up in a tragic crime of passion, had all the makings of an ill-fated contemporary melodrama, except that it occurred on a real-life stage as a sad true event.

Bonus material includes a complete and gripping historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, and excerpts from the author’s bestselling true crime anthologies, Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales, and The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPTV8B9/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1




Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1)


From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder Chronicles, Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Serial Killer Couples, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime anthology, Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder, Volume 1.

Each chapter will chronicle a riveting, real life, age-old murder case involving jealousy, betrayal, and homicidal fury between spouses, lovers, and others caught in the fatal crossfire, and justice being served or not.

Chapter 1: Murder of The U.S. Attorney: Congressman Sickles’ Crime of Passion in 1859.
Chapter 2: Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan.
Chapter 3: Murder of the French Lover: The Killing of Madame Lassimonne in 1892.
Chapter 4: Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips.
Chapter 5: Murder of Her Husband’s Secretary: The Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman in 1935.
Chapter 6: Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961.
Chapter 7: Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The 1978 Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.
Chapter 8: Murder of a Star Quarterback in 2009: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi

Bonus material includes two complete and captivating historical true crime shorts, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, and Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson; as well as excerpts from the author’s bestselling books The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego; The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes; and Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner.

Preorder your copy today!


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQDS8ZZ/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips , New Historical True Crime Short, by R. Barri Flowers






From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and bestselling author of Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Pickaxe Killers, comes the gripping historical true crime short, Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips.

On the evening of Wednesday, July 12, 1922, Los Angeles, California, was the scene of a shocking and deadly assault. The victim was an attractive twenty-one-year-old widow named Alberta Meadows. Her death came as the result of a vicious hammer and boulder attack on a twisting dirt road at the bottom of a hill in the subdivision of Montecito Heights on the city’s northeast side.

The violent act was perpetrated by a romantic rival named Clara Phillips, who lured the unsuspecting victim to the unlikely crime scene. The twenty-three-year-old murderesses’ actions were spurred by jealous rage as Mrs. Meadows was the mistress of Clara’s husband, Armour Phllips, an oil stock salesman who was three years her senior.

The heinous crime was witnessed by Peggy Caffee, a friend, who was too frightened to lift a finger to stop the attack. Afterward, Clara and Peggy fled the murder scene in the victim’s brand-new Ford automobile. Surprisingly, the killer’s husband Armour came to her aide in ditching the vehicle and fleeing Los Angeles by train, before self-preservation kicked in and he reconsidered his own actions after the fact, alerting authorities as to her whereabouts, leading to an arrest.

Clara Phillips was given the moniker, “Tiger Woman,” by the overzealous L.A. press of the day after a police detective on the case suggested that Alberta Meadows looked like “she had been mauled by a tiger.”

But Clara didn’t go away quietly, proving to be not only a cold-hearted killer, but a fabricator and masterful escape artist before justice for the victim finally had a chance to be served in what proved to be one the 20th century’s most disturbing acts of homicidal violence.

Included are bonus excerpts of R. Barri Flowers’ bestselling historical true crime book, The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes, and historical true crime shorts, The Pickaxe Killers, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair.


Available in eBook and print. Get your copy today!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CND8ZR2/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan (A Historical True Crime Short)




From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, comes the riveting historical true crime short, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan.

On the evening of Monday, February 25, 1867, Mary Ellen Coriell was brutally murdered at her home in Newmarket, New Jersey. The cold-blooded nature of the murder was shocking enough for residents of the town and elsewhere, but even more disturbing was that the culprit turned out to be the victim’s housemaid, an attractive young Irishwoman named Bridget Durgan. The circumstances surrounding the murder--including jealousy, obsession, and delusion--were as old as time itself. The crime would come at a very steep price for the murderess who would be executed for the heinous act.

The death of Mary Ellen Coriell also weighed heavily on the object of Bridget’s affections, the heartbroken victim’s husband, Dr. William Coriell, who would be left to care for the couple’s young daughter alone. The unspeakable tragedy would also be felt throughout the community for many years to come.

The sad tale of Mary Ellen Coriell's untimely demise at the hands of someone she trusted and was ultimately betrayed by is a must for students of history, true crime, and homicide.

A complete bonus story, Murder of the French Lover, chronicles the May 21, 1892, scandalous murder of Madame Lassimonne in Paris, France, by romantic rival, Claire Reymond, and its stunning outcome.

Other bonus material include excerpts from R. Barri Flowers' bestselling true crime shorts, Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Dead at the Saddleworth Moor, Missing or Murdered, and an excerpt from the author’s true crime book, Serial Killers and Prostitutes.

Murder of the Doctor’s Wife is available in eBook, print, and audio from Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and other booksellers.

 https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Doctors-Wife-Bridget-Historical-ebook/dp/B071157NZG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1502821502&sr=1-1&keywords=murder+of+the+doctor%27s+wife

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 3)






R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together six of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating third volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales.

Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker tells the tragic story of a child's abduction in Los Angeles in 1927, her brutal murder, and the intense manhunt for and capture of a young and elusive killer.

Murder in Calaveras County: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake and Charles Ng recounts the vicious crimes of the deadly pair in in Calaveras County, California, during the mid-1980s, including kidnapping, rape, torture, and videotaping their murdered victims.

The Xerox Repairman Mass Killer: The Story of Byran Koji Uyesugi is the disturbing tale of Honolulu, Hawaii's worst mass murder as a disgruntled employee opened fire on coworkers in a tragic case of workplace violence that reverberated around the country.

The "Sinful" and "Folsom Wolf" Killers: The Tale of James Marlow and Cynthia Coffman relives the cross-country rape, robbery, and killing spree of a career criminal and white supremacist and a troubled woman before their terror came to an end.

Murder in Mission Hill: The Tale of Carol Stuart and Charles Stuart is the heartbreaking story of a pregnant Boston lawyer's untimely death, uxoricide, use of the race card to mislead authorities, and the unraveling of the murder mystery to a shocking conclusion.

The Boney and Claude Murders: The Serial Crimes of Alvin Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley tells the twisted story of a serial killer couple who likened themselves to Bonnie and Clyde in the modern era as they tortured and murdered their victims till justice was served.

Included is a bonus excerpt from the historical true crime reference book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century, by R. Barri and H. Loraine Flowers.

Other bonus excerpts include the bestselling crime thriller novel, Before He Kills Again, and the psychological thriller novel, Killer in The Woods, by R. Barri Flowers.

A bonus short story mystery thriller, Kill and Say Goodbye, is also included with the collection.



Available in Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Google, and Smashwords.

https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Menace-Riveting-Crime-Tales-ebook/dp/B01NAWISQY/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1488835698&sr=1-4&keywords=murder+and+menace

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-and-menace-r-barri-flowers/1125466600?ean=2940157381707


Be sure to read as well the first two gripping volumes of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales, available in eBook, print, and audio.






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