True Crime Books by Jason Lucky Morrow

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Tag: New York

The Chinatown Trunk Murder: Christian Missionary’s Love Triangle has Fatal Consequence, 1909

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Photo Gallery of NYC Murder Victims, 1915-1920

Warning: Gallery contains very graphic photos. The New York City Department of Records has a great collection of photographs related to all things early 20th Century New York City. Among their different categories are photographs related to crime, criminals, criminal identification, and most interesting of all, Murder—as in dead bodies. During the early 20th Century, […]

Serial Killer James Turner, Active 1954-1975, New York & Florida

Serial Killer James Turner James Turner is an almost entirely unknown suspected serial killer linked to the murders and ‘accidental deaths’ of seven friends, coworkers, and family members in which he was the beneficiary of their life insurance policies. He was active for a twelve-year period between 1963 and 1975, when he was arrested on […]

Serial Killer ‘Texas Jim’ Baker, Part Two

. Click Here to Read Part One — Or Click Here to Read All in One with Bibliography The Investigation After Baker left, the two men loosened their ropes and discovered Gaw’s body while searching for a telephone to call police. Detectives and lab supervisors were able to piece together that Gaw’s killer must be […]

Serial Killer “Texas Jim” Baker, Part One

  This is part one of a two part story that is 9,500 words long.  A all-in-one post is available here.   Author’s Note: “Texas Jim” Baker was a serial killer who used poison and pistols to murder nine men around the world between 1924 and 1929. After he was captured in February, 1930, for […]

The Cupcake Killer, 1942, Queens, New York

  This story was written by NYPD detective Captain Henry Flattery, Retired, for Front Page Detective magazine, November, 1955. It was part of a collection of stories called, “Dumbells I have Known.” which poked fun at some stupid criminals. He was with the NYPD for thirty years and worked on many important cases from that […]

The Famous Harry Thaw & Stanford White Case of 1906

. The Harry Thaw & Stanford White case of 1906 is perhaps one of the most famous cases of the 20th Century in terms of newspaper coverage and books written. The case had all the elements a lasting true crime story requires: high society, famous people, sex, jealousy, and cocaine. The following story was published […]