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!








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The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare






From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short,: The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

In the wee hours of the morning on November 13, 1974, shots rang out in the upscale home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, a village within the town of Babylon. The house belonged to forty-three year old Ronald DeFeo, Sr. and his forty-two year old wife, Louise, who lived there with their five children, ranging in age for nine to twenty-three. The DeFeos and four of their children were shot to death, execution style, while in bed.

The lone survivor of the family, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, Jr, twenty-three, was suspected of being the shooter. The police investigation of the mass murder, the bizarre story within the story, insanity, the trial of the accused, and the aftermath, are explored in this truth is far scarier than fiction tale of darkness and horror.



The case inspired The Amityville Horror movies and books, in delving into psychic phenomenon and the supernatural.

The Amityville Massacre includes a complete bonus story, Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson; as well as excerpts from other bestselling truce crime shorts by R. Barri Flowers

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THE AMITYVILLE MASSACRE is available in eBook and soon to be audio. Buy today!

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The “Gold Special” Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D’Autremont Brothers (A True Crime Short)




From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a powerful new historical true crime short, The “Gold Special” Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D’Autremont Brothers. 

On Thursday night October 11, 1923, the Southern Pacific Railroad Express Train Number 13, called the “Gold Special,” was ambushed as it headed through the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon and into the Siskiyou Tunnel from Seattle en route to San Francisco. 

The bandits, in search of gold and cash, used dynamite and gunfire to murder four crew members before fleeing in an explosive crime of greed and violence reminiscent of Old West style train robberies. 

With law enforcement stymied in their attempts to identify and apprehend the killers, they turned to American criminologist Edward Oscar Heinrich to help crack the case. Often compared to fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes, Heinrich’s early forensic detective work led to identifying the culprits: brothers Ray, Roy, and Hugh D’Autremont, loggers who fancied themselves as Jesse and Frank James type outlaws. 




Often referred to as the “Last Great Train Robbery,” the story of the D’Autremont brothers' daring attempted heist, dramatic escape, and years on the lam before finally being brought to justice are chronicled in the pages of The “Gold Special” Train Robbery. 

Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime shorts by R. Barri Flowers, Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and the author’s international bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders. 

But THE "GOLD SPECIAL" TRAIN ROBBERY today in eBook and audio.


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Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker





From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders, comes a powerful new historical true crime short, in eBook and audio: Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker.

On December 15, 1927, twelve 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 and revenge 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 fourteen years earlier involving thirteen year old Mary Phagan, who was murdered at a pencil factory in Atlanta, and five years later when the twenty-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 nineteen 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 internationally bestselling true crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS.



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MURDER OF THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER is available in eBook and audio from Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS True Crime Bundle by R. Barri Flowers




The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rose West\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka contains one full length bestselling true crime book and two true crime short stories.

The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego chronicles the kidnapping, rape, sex slave fantasies, brutality, and serial murder of husband and wife, Gerald and Charlene Gallego, in California, Nevada, and Oregon, killing ten, including a pregnant woman, and destroying many lives in the process before the killer couple was finally brought to justice and pitted against each other in riveting trials in two states.

The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West (A True Crime Short) recounts the lives of Britain’s most infamous serial killer married couple, Fred and Rosemary West, who raped, tortured, held in bondage, and. murdered more than a dozen young females over two decades, mostly at the couple’s house of horrors on 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, in South West England, till the authorities brought the reign of terror to an end.

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is a true crime short that looks at the infamous Canadian sexually motivated serial killers and husband and wife, who took three lives including that of Holmoka’s own sister; with Bernardo a serial rapist as well, known as The Scarborough Rapist, before justice came down on them.




Praise for R. Barri Flowers

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

"Incredible story and a very, very good read." -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Blog Talk Radio on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"Flowers always relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner." --Robert Scott, true crime author on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"R. Barri Flowers has done a tremendous job, and if you are looking for a true crime read this book should not be missed." -- RAWSISTAZ.com on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

“An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide." --Harold Schechter, true crime author on THE DYNAMICS OF MURDER





The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle is available in Kindle, iTunes, and Nook. Buy today!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rose West\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka




The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rose West\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka contains one full length bestselling true crime book and two true crime short stories.

The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego chronicles the kidnapping, rape, sex slave fantasies, brutality, and serial murder of husband and wife, Gerald and Charlene Gallego, in California, Nevada, and Oregon, killing ten, including a pregnant woman, and destroying many lives in the process before the killer couple was finally brought to justice and pitted against each other in riveting trials in two states.

The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West (A True Crime Short) recounts the lives of Britain’s most infamous serial killer married couple, Fred and Rosemary West, who raped, tortured, held in bondage, and. murdered more than a dozen young females over two decades, mostly at the couple’s house of horrors on 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, in South West England, till the authorities brought the reign of terror to an end.

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is a true crime short that looks at the infamous Canadian sexually motivated serial killers and husband and wife, who took three lives including that of Holmoka’s own sister; with Bernardo a serial rapist as well, known as The Scarborough Rapist, before justice came down on them.


Praise for R. Barri Flowers

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

"Incredible story and a very, very good read." -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Blog Talk Radio on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"Flowers always relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner." --Robert Scott, true crime author on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"R. Barri Flowers has done a tremendous job, and if you are looking for a true crime read this book should not be missed." -- RAWSISTAZ.com on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

“An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide." --Harold Schechter, true crime author on THE DYNAMICS OF MURDER



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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

COLLEGE CRIME by R. Barri Flowers Now in eBook for the First Time!





COLLEGE CRIIME: A Statistical Study of Offenses on American Campuses is an enlightening book on criminality at institutions of higher education by R. Barri Flowers, an award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of such titles as THE DYNAMICS OF MURDER, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, and PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, and KIDS WHO COMMIT ADULT CRIMES.

 

Recent years have greater focus on-campus crime with repeated school shootings, mass murders, sexual assaults, increased and deadly drug use, intolerance offenses, dating and acquaintance related offenses, and other types of criminal behavior and the resultant effects on the campus community.

 


This book examines the breadth of serious criminality and victimization occurring on college and university campuses across the United States, placing particular emphasis on the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and criminal activities such as sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, hate crime, and murder. The book also provides several victim resources and a guide to laws relevant to the prevention and deterrence of on-campus crime.

 
For both current and future students at institutions of higher learning, administrators, educators, campus law enforcement, criminologists, social scientists, and others with a vested interest, COLLEGE CRIME is a must in offering a concise and important perspective of the college environment and the perils that lurks within beyond the charm of well-kept grounds, attractive buildings with history, coeds, classes, activities, growth, and generally positive experiences of campus life.

 


"Recommended"--Choice;

 

"Valuable...an excellent resource." --ARBA.

 

"Addresses an increased public and law enforcement attention toward the contemporary enigma of violent crimes that blemish campus life." -- Thomas E. Baker, Professor of Criminal Justice

 

"Informative book focusing on alcohol and drug use, murder, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and hate crime on college campuses. Recommended. All levels/Libraries.” – D. Harper, University of Rochester

 

“Crime committed on college and university campuses has tended to be underreported and under attended to by the general populace.... This book examines these trends, and takes a careful look how seemingly innocent crime, like underage drinking, is directly connected to more serious offenses” – Book reviewer and educator
 
 
 
 
COLLEGE CRIME is available in eBook from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Also in print. Buy today!