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Local true crime books

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Literature' started by 02136colonel, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. 02136colonel

    02136colonel Supporting Member

    On a boring detail tonight and wondering if anyone has any recommendations for local true crime books. I’ve read all of Michele McPhee’s books other than Maximum Harm (not ready to read that yet), the Fence, Legends of Winter Hill and Ghost. Loved all of them. Anything else similar to these that anyone could recommend? Thanks
  2. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    A Cop's Cop: Boston PD (sorta kinda)

    Midnights: Truro PD (sorta kinda)
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  3. 02136colonel

    02136colonel Supporting Member

    Thanks! I’ll check them out!
  4. k12kop

    k12kop MassCops Member

    ON The Stroll By William C. Dyer
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  5. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    In His Garden, The Anatomy of a Murderer by Leo Damore.
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  6. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

  7. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Vinny Teresa's My Life in the Mafia is a great old-school Boston Mob book.
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  8. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Terrific books, especially Midnights. I told one of my sergeants about it and offered to loan him a copy, WHICH I CANNOT FIND!
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  9. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    The Year We Disappeared: A Father - Daughter Memoir: Falmouth PD

    Great book. From Amazon:

    When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she was obsessed with Izod clothing, the Muppets, and a box turtle she kept in a shoebox. Then everything changed overnight. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his shift when someone leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed left John's jaw on the passenger seat of his car-literally. While clinging to life, he managed to write down the name of the only person he thought could have pulled the trigger. The suspect? A local ex-con with rumored mob connections. The motive? Officer Busby was scheduled to testify against the suspect's family in an upcoming trial. Overnight, the Busbys went from being the "family next door" to one under 24-hour armed guard, with police escorts to school, and no contact with friends. Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he'd come after John-or someone else in the family-again. With few choices left to them, the Busby family went into hiding, severing all ties to the only life they had known.

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  10. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    My book will be a decent read when I get it published;
    True Stories from the SSPO Files
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  11. Sooty

    Sooty Administrator

    I'll take a signed hardcover! :D
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  12. Sooty

    Sooty Administrator

    Signal Zero - George Kirkham
  13. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Not a local book but:

    Officer Down, Code Three
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  14. Sgt Jack

    Sgt Jack Subscribing Member

    It's out of print but you can still get it on Amazon. The Cops are Robbers. Its about the Depositors Trust Burglary and Exam Scam that happened back in the 1980s.
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  15. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    A DECENT read? Chapter 1: FUCK
    Chapter 2: SSPO
    the end
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  16. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    Soon to be a MAJOR motion picture, starring Liam Neeson as mpd61.
    “the MOST controversial author of a real work of the inside of the fabled SSPO...”
    - Rolling Stone Magazine.
    “It kept me on the edge of my seat”
    - OC and Stiggs
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  17. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    "What the hell is SSPO and is it worth fucking?"
    - Penthouse Magazine
    "Bad words are not nice, and the movie is silly."
    -Highlights Magazine
    "Soon to be shown on The Sundance Channel, retitled 'Fudge SSPO'"
    -TV Guide
    "Today SSPO, Tomorrow, THE WORLD!"
    -Der Spiegel
    "It could make a great musical."
    -The New Yorker
    "It lacked wine, cigarettes or a smug attitude, so, feh."
    -Paris Match
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2020
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  18. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Love youz guyz!;)
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  19. PBC FL Cop

    PBC FL Cop Subscribing Member

    "Presumed guilty", good read!
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  20. USAF286

    USAF286 MassCops Member

    I enjoyed the Lt. Joe Dante series from Christopher Newman in my younger reading days...not local but they were interesting from what I remember.
  21. patrol22

    patrol22 MassCops Member

    That guys story is insane! I wish I could find the book for less that $40 bucks
  22. Sgt Jack

    Sgt Jack Subscribing Member

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  23. Roy Fehler

    Roy Fehler MassCops Member

    By Howie Carr;
    The Brothers Bulger
    Plug Uglies
    The Rifleman
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