Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Serial Killers and Prostitutes (True Crime Series Book 1)





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Serial Killers and Prostitutes (True Crime Series, Volume 1), by award-winning criminologist and Ripperologist, R. Barri Flowers, taps into the bestselling author’s expertise on serial murderers and sex trade workers in offering an in-depth look at four noteworthy cases in which the two worlds collide.

Jack the Ripper, the unidentified Victorian serial killer of at least five prostitutes in the dangerous section of London, known as Whitechapel, in 1888. The Ripper, who slashed and horribly mutilated his sex worker victims, set the tone for diabolical, vicious serial slayers to follow for all time.

Aileen Wuornos was a white American prostitute, who doubled as a serial killer in murdering seven johns in Florida between 1989 and 1990. She claimed they tried to or succeeded in raping her during the course of prostituting herself. In the process, Wuornos ended up being apropos for this book as a sex worker and serial predator.

Kendall Francois was an African American serial killer, dubbed the “Poughkeepsie Killer,” who strangled to death eight streetwalker prostitutes in Poughkeepsie, New York, between 1996 and 1998. Francois used his own residence as a horrifying house of homicides and burial ground.

The Edmonton Serial Killer represented one or more mostly unidentified serial killers who targeted and murdered dozens of prostitutes in the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, between the mid-1970s and the early 2000s, and possibly beyond that. The sex trade worker victims were often picked up in the city’s red-light district stroll, murdered, and dumped in various killing fields in rural areas around Edmonton.

As bonus material, the book will also chronicle the infamous and colorful 19th century New Orleans prostitute and serial killer, Mary Jane Jackson, and modern-day American serial killers of prostitutes, Walter Ellis, nicknamed the “North Side Strangler,” and Vincent Johnson, dubbed the “Brooklyn Strangler.”

For fans of true crime tales and literary criminology, this gripping volume written by someone with the verisimilitude that the subject matter deserves will surely hold your attention in anticipation for volume two and beyond.

Available in eBook and print from Amazon. Buy today!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Free in Kindle, iTunes, and Kobo, Bestselling Historical True Crime Short, "Killers of the Lonely Hearts," by R. Barri Flowers





Now FREE in Kindle, iTunes, and Kobo from R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and international bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders and The Sex Slave Murders 2, a gripping new true crime short, Killers of the Lonely Hearts: The Tale of Serial Killers Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck. 

In this gripping tale of sex, jealousy, con artists, and murder, the author gets to the root of the violent crimes perpetrated by 1940s serial killers Fernandez and Beck, who preyed on lonely women through personal ads, stealing from them, and murdering them before the ultimate justice was served on the killer lovers. 

As a bonus, included is a complete true crime short, The Sinful Killers, about serial killers James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, who murdered at least five people over three states in 1986, including four women, who were targeted for abduction, sexual assault, and robbery. 

An added bonus is excerpts from R. Barri Flowers bestselling true crime shorts, Mass Murder in the Sky, in which an airliner is brought down over Denver by dynamite and Murder at the Pencil Factory, chronicling the century old murder of Mary Phagan and the lynching of her purported killer Leo Frank. Also included are excerpts from the author's bestselling novel, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, a Jack the Ripper historical thriller. 



PRAISE FOR TRUE CRIME BOOKS BY R. BARRI FLOWERS: 

"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 

“A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego." -- Gary C. King, author of Blood Lust on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 

"R. Barri Flowers always relates an engrossing story." -- Robert Scott, author of The Last Time We Saw Her on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 

“A model of exposition not to be missed by anyone interested in the annals of American criminal behavior.” -- Jim Ingraham, Ph.D., professor emeritus of American Studies at Bryant University on THE PICKAXE KILLERS 

"Striking, well-written tales sparkle in this ocean of murder." -- Diane Fanning, author of Mommy's Little Girl on MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME 

“Exhaustively researched, each storyteller brings their own unique prose to these pages, creating what will soon become a true crime classic." -- Kevin M. Sullivan, author of The Bundy Murders on MASTERS OF TUE CRIME 

“This book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true-crime buff.” -- Steven A. Egger, PhD, associate professor on MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME 

“Incredible cases, psychopathic killers, unwitting victims, along with the very best writers, make for an exciting, no-holds-barred, soon-to-be true-crime classic.” -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME 

"An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide, from law-enforcement professionals to armchair criminologists." -- Harold Schechter, author of The Serial Killer Files on THE DYNAMICS OF MURDER 

“Vivid case studies of murder to complement this well researched criminology text." -- Scott Bonn, Ph.D., criminology professor on THE DYNAMICS OF MURDER
                 



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Free in Kindle and iTunes, Bestselling Historical True Crime Short, "Murder of the Banker's Daughter," by R. Barri Flowers








Now #FREE in Kindle, iTunes, and Kobo, from award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders, a powerful historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker.

On December 15, 1927, 12-year-old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high school in Los Angeles, California in a bizarre ransom scheme. Two days later, the girl’s dismembered remains were left behind by a brutal killer, destroying a family and unnerving the entire city.

This caused pandemonium as the perpetrator managed to evade immediate capture, leading to a manhunt by authorities unlike any in recent memory. The horror of the crime was reminiscent of one 14 years earlier involving 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who was murdered at a pencil factory in Atlanta, and 5 years later when the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was abducted from the family’s New Jersey home and brutally slain.

The killer of Marion Parker was identified as former bank messenger William Edward Hickman, a 19-year-old with a score to settle and an appetite for killing.

The career criminal’s capture, trial, and ultimate fate captured the public’s imagination, while putting attention on the age-old vulnerability of children in this country targeted by child predators and the often tragic consequences that rings true to this day.

Included with the story are bonus excerpts of R. Barri Flowers' bestselling true crime shorts, Murder at the Pencil Factory and Mass Murder in the Sky, as well as an excerpt of the author’s international bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders.

Murder of the Banker’s Daughter is also available in audio through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Follow R. Barri Flowers in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.



PRAISE FOR TRUE CRIME BOOKS BY R. BARRI FLOWERS

"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher on The Sex Slave Murders

“A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego." -- Gary C. King, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders

“A model of exposition not to be missed by anyone interested in the annals of American criminal behavior.” -- Jim Ingraham, Ph.D., professor emeritus of American Studies at Bryant University on The Pickaxe Killers

"R. Barri Flowers always relates an engrossing story." -- Robert Scott, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders

"Striking, well-written tales sparkle in this ocean of murder." -- Diane Fanning, true crime author on Masters of True Crime

“Exhaustively researched, each storyteller brings their own unique prose to these pages, creating what will soon become a true crime classic." -- Kevin M. Sullivan, true crime author on Masters of True Crime

“This book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true-crime buff.” -- Steven A. Egger, PhD, associate professor on Masters of True Crime

“Incredible cases, psychopathic killers, unwitting victims, along with the very best writers, make for an exciting, no-holds-barred, soon-to-be true-crime classic.” -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Masters of True Crime

"An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide, from law-enforcement professionals to armchair criminologists." -- Harold Schechter, true crime historian on The Dynamics of Murder

“Vivid case studies of murder to complement this well researched criminology text." -- Scott Bonn, Ph.D., criminology professor on The Dynamics of Murder

Now #FREE in Kindle and iTunes from award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders, a powerful historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker.

On December 15, 1927, 12-year-old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high school in Los Angeles, California in a bizarre ransom scheme. Two days later, the girl’s dismembered remains were left behind by a brutal killer, destroying a family and unnerving the entire city.

This caused pandemonium as the perpetrator managed to evade immediate capture, leading to a manhunt by authorities unlike any in recent memory. The horror of the crime was reminiscent of one 14 years earlier involving 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who was murdered at a pencil factory in Atlanta, and 5 years later when the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was abducted from the family’s New Jersey home and brutally slain.

The killer of Marion Parker was identified as former bank messenger William Edward Hickman, a 19-year-old with a score to settle and an appetite for killing.

The career criminal’s capture, trial, and ultimate fate captured the public’s imagination, while putting attention on the age-old vulnerability of children in this country targeted by child predators and the often tragic consequences that rings true to this day.

Included with the story are bonus excerpts of R. Barri Flowers' bestselling true crime shorts, Murder at the Pencil Factory and Mass Murder in the Sky, as well as an excerpt of the author’s international bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders.

Murder of the Banker’s Daughter is also available in audio through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Follow R. Barri Flowers in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

PRAISE FOR TRUE CRIME BOOKS BY R. BARRI FLOWERS

"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher on The Sex Slave Murders

“A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego." -- Gary C. King, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders

“A model of exposition not to be missed by anyone interested in the annals of American criminal behavior.” -- Jim Ingraham, Ph.D., professor emeritus of American Studies at Bryant University on The Pickaxe Killers

"R. Barri Flowers always relates an engrossing story." -- Robert Scott, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders

"Striking, well-written tales sparkle in this ocean of murder." -- Diane Fanning, true crime author on Masters of True Crime

“Exhaustively researched, each storyteller brings their own unique prose to these pages, creating what will soon become a true crime classic." -- Kevin M. Sullivan, true crime author on Masters of True Crime

“This book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true-crime buff.” -- Steven A. Egger, PhD, associate professor on Masters of True Crime

“Incredible cases, psychopathic killers, unwitting victims, along with the very best writers, make for an exciting, no-holds-barred, soon-to-be true-crime classic.” -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Masters of True Crime

"An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide, from law-enforcement professionals to armchair criminologists." -- Harold Schechter, true crime historian on The Dynamics of Murder

“Vivid case studies of murder to complement this well researched criminology text." -- Scott Bonn, Ph.D., criminology professor on The Dynamics of Murder


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https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/murder-bankers-daughter-killing/id915015947?mt=11






Saturday, January 23, 2016

Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson (A True Crime Short)




From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes an gripping new historical true crime short,: Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson.

On Monday, December 4, 1933, attractive New York attorney Agnes Colonia Tufverson, 43, and Ivan Poderjay, a captain in the Yugoslav army, ten years her junior, got married at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City. What promised to be a storybook romance for Agnes, with a bright future of travel and adventure turned out to be anything but for the.

Two weeks after the couple tied the knot and had booked passage on the S.S. Hamburg ocean liner for what was supposed to be a European honeymoon, Agnes Tufverson mysteriously vanished under suspicious circumstances. She was never to be seen nor heard from again.

The chief suspect in her disappearance was new husband, Ivan Poderjay, who not only turned out to be already married, but had other dark secrets and ulterior motives while courting the single and lonely attorney.

But did he kill her? Dump at sea? Or had Tufverson simply decided to drop out of the life she knew and never look back? The authorities in several countries wondered the very same thing.

Read the spellbinding historical and international true story and decide for yourself.



http://www.amazon.com/Missing-Murdered-Disappearance-Agnes-Tufverson-ebook/dp/B01A2M2KNA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1451761121&sr=1-1&keywords=murdered+or+missing+flowers

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/missing-or-murdered-disappearance/id1071966184?mt=11

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Catch Repeat of Appearance on Oxygen's Snapped Killer Couples Charlene and Gerald Gallego







If you missed premiere, catch #bestselling #true #crime #writer @RBarriFlowers #appearance on Oxygen’s #Snapped: Killer Couples: Charlene and Gerald Gallego – tonight, Jan 11th at 8 p.m. EST/ PST.

http://www.oxygen.com/shows/killer-couples

Then read the author’s internationally bestselling book on the Gallegos, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, available in eBook, audio, and print.






http://www.amazon.com/Sex-Slave-Murders-Killers-Charlene-ebook/dp/B004WXFJCU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419965782&sr=1-1&keywords=the+sex+slave+murders

http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Sex-Slave-Murders-Audiobook/B00699ZSXA/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1421003994&sr=1-2


Thursday, January 1, 2015

TV Interview on Oxygen's Killer Couples







Catch #bestselling #true #crime #writer @RBarriFlowers #Interview on Season 4, Episode 6 of #Snapped: Killer Couples: Charlene and Gerald Gallego – premieres on Sunday, January 4th 2015  at 9 p.m. EST and PST.  Moreover, you can watch entire episode on #Oxygen's Video on Demand NOW, before it airs on channel.

Read the author's bestselling true crime book on the Gallegos, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, available in eBook, audio, and print. Also as part of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS TRUE CRIME BUNDLE



http://www.amazon.com/Slave-Murders-True-Crime-Bundle-ebook/dp/B00L0RZG6U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420150131&sr=1-1&keywords=THE+SEX+SLAVE+MURDERS+TRUE+CRIME+BUNDLE

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales




From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales.

Includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end, while staying with long after.

1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice.

2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong  and turns deadly.

3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer.

4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose.

5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies.

6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves.

7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice.

8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose.

9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly.

10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great.

Bonus material include excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples.





Praise for True Crime Books by R. Barri Flowers

"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher on The Sex Slave Murders

“A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego."  --Gary C. King, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders

“Vivid case studies of murder to complement this well researched criminology text."—Scott Bonn, Ph.D., criminology professor on The Dynamics of Murder

"Striking, well-written tales sparkle in this ocean of murder." --Diane Fanning, true crime author on Masters of True Crime

“Exhaustively researched, each storyteller brings their own unique prose to these pages, creating what will soon become a true crime classic." --Kevin M. Sullivan, true crime author on Masters of True Crime

“This book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true-crime buff.” —Steven A. Egger, PhD, associate professor on Masters of True Crime

“Incredible cases, psychopathic killers, unwitting victims, along with the very best writers, make for an exciting, no-holds-barred, soon-to-be true-crime classic.” —Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Masters of True Crime

"An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide, from law-enforcement professionals to armchair criminologists." —Harold Schechter, true crime historian on The Dynamics of Murder





MURDER CHRONICLES is available in eBook and soon print and audio. Buy today!








Follow R. Barri Flowers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.