my latest – over the wall

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Earlier this week, my latest true crime short, Over the Wall: The True Story of the 1947 Escape from Holmesburg Prison was released on Kindle. Here’s a synopsis:

In 1945, twelve inmates tunneled out of Pennsylvania’s Eastern State Penitentiary. Within weeks, the escapees were all rounded up.

Barely two years later, four of the Eastern State “Tunnel Rats,” including bank robber Willie Sutton and mob hitman Fred “The Angel” Tenuto, made a daring escape from Holmesburg Prison. This time, rounding up all the fugitives wouldn’t be quite so easy.

It’s only 99 cents, or you can read it free if you have kindle unlimited. It’s a sequel of sorts to Under the Wall.

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free ebook – under the wall

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FYI, my true crime short story Under the Wall is free in the Amazon Kindle store through the end of the weekend. Actually, I think the free promo ends at midnight Eastern Time on Monday. So feel free to click on over and give it a look.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.   🙂

the eastern state penitentiary tunnel escape – 70th anniversary

In keeping with my recent policy of being asleep at the wheel on this blog, I managed to miss the 70th anniversary of the 1945 tunnel escape from Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. For the record, the breakout happened on April 3, 1945. You’d think I’d have remembered to do a This Day in Crime History post about it, especially since I wrote and published a true crime short story about the escape.

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Here’s the book description from Amazon:

In 1945, twelve inmates, including notorious bank robber Willie Sutton and mob trigger-man Frederick “The Angel” Tenuto, escaped from Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia through a one hundred foot tunnel. Some would be captured quickly. Others would not go down so easily.

Under the Wall is a true crime short story. Approximate length: 5,000 words (about 20 printed pages)

If you’re interested in learning the whole story, you can buy Under the Wall for the low, low price of 99 cents. It’s available at the following ebook retailers:

Amazon

Apple

Kobo

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been pretty busy with a little writing project. Under the Wall: The True Story of the 1945 Tunnel Escape from Eastern State Penitentiary is a true crime short about a prison break at the notorious Philadelphia prison. A dozen men, including infamous bank robber Willie Sutton, got out through a tunnel nearly a hundred feet long that took over a year and a half to build.

This one was a lot of fun to research and write. Under the Wall is about five thousand words long, which comes out to around twenty printed pages. It’s available as an ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. It should be up at other retailers (Kobo, Apple, B&N etc.) in the near future.

A CYBER MONDAY GIFT SUGGESTION


Hey, kids, today is Cyber Monday, the online equivalent to Black Friday. If you’re still looking for gift ideas, and you haven’t maxed out your credit cards yet, you may wish to consider buying a copy (or two, or three) of Discount Noir, an anthology of flash fiction crime stories that take place in a certain big-box store. It even includes a story by a member of the Nobody Move! creative team. Discount Noir is available as an e-book in multiple formats from these great retailers:

The Untreed Reads Store (40% off for Cyber Monday)

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Sony Bookstore

Kobo Books

Chapters Indigo (Canada)

OmniLit

Smashwords

Rumor has it you can also find it in the Apple store and at many other fine e-book retailers.