Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to the past,

I have always been interested in True Crime books my Kindle is filled with them, I love looking into the mind of the criminal,Killer, and how the authorities finally crack the case.

I also love nostalgic art work from True Detective pulp magazines and comic book art. Then one day cruising the Amazon store I came across this interesting book and thought I would give it a try. Wow so glad I did It's like the combinations of both of my favorite things. The art work is a lot of fun looking into the days past when radio shows, and books were our main form of entertainment.

The stories based on true crimes even with the stories originally printed in the 40's all of the cases are from late 1800's up to the 1930's. The stories are about 8 pages long they cover a lot of details and facts through the txt and artwork. The book contains 24 stories from a few years of the publication.

It is nice to see now the series is being released in volumes and number 1 was just released in MarchCrime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 1 (True Crime Graphic)
and I just received it and it looks like a lot of fun. Very happy with my purchase of both books. This one is a nice introduction without the pricey cost of the new book that just came out.

Listing of the stories:

September 1942 Two-Legged Rat
September 1942 The Fire Fiends Of Missouri
January      1943 So Mean He'd Kill His Own Mother
March        1943 The True Life Of Charles "Lucky" Luciano
November  1943 The Patent Leather Killer
January      1944 The Horror Hobby
March        1944 The Man Who Loved Murder
September 1945 The Monster of Crime
November  1945 Million Dollar Burglar
November  1946 Mutiny On The Rock
March        1947 The Kill-Cazy Fleagle Brothers
March        1947 Danny Iamascia, Dutch Schultz's Triggerman
July            1947 Dr. Holmes, The Master Of Murder Castle
July            1947 The Beast Of Brooklyn
August       1947 Crime's Dumbest Wise Guy, Peter Treadway
September 1947 Leo Lepke Buchalter
November  1947 The Wild Spree Of The Laughing Sadist-Herman Duker
January      1948 Vic Everhart The Kill-Crazy Scoundrel
February    1948 The Crooks Who Couldn't Get Together
March        1948 The Electric Chair and the Murderess
June           1948 A True Crime Story: Robert James
July            1948 A True Crime Story: Machine-Gun Kelly
August       1948 A True Crime Story: The Ferocious
September 1948 A True Crime Story: Once There Were Three Killers From Brooklyn Called Shapiro- Now There Are None!

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