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The Rise and Fall of the ‘Teflon Don’

A fatal plane crash in May 1982 began the slow unraveling of the once-formidable Gambino crime family of New York. The man who died in that private plane, which crashed 12 miles southeast of Savannah, Ga., in a flight bound from New Jersey…

The Man Who Murdered the Sixties

It’s been a half-century since Charles Manson and his loopy minions conspired to commit a series of murders that still fascinate and flabbergast the world. Manson, who died in prison in 2017, would savor the attention he continues to…

Top 10 true crime books

In recent years “true crime”, in the form of television documentaries and podcasts, has become very fashionable. But there has always been a small niche for true crime books, sometimes tucked – rather guiltily – below the much larger crime…

Inside the Minds of Men Who Murder

Each mass killer is uniquely evil, but they have common goals and characteristics. Some seek revenge. Some seek fame—or infamy, its modern synonym. Some are sadists, others simply sad. There are psychopaths, like Eric Harris, the…