#BookBlitz “Burt Reynolds, Miko, Dinah and The Slasher: The True Story of a Serial Killer Waiting in Burt’s Closet” by Paul Kyriazi

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True Crime, Biography, Short Story

Date Published: June 27, 2022

 

The True Story of a Serial Killer Waiting in Burt’s Closet

 

On February 3, 1975, movie star Burt Reynolds was awakened by a bloody man crawling on his bedroom floor. Burt jumped up to call an ambulance and came face to face with infamous Skid Row Slasher, bloody machete in hand.

What saved Burt from disaster?

What woman did he break up with that ultimately saved him, and probably her?

A must read for Burt Reynolds fans. From the writer/director of the feature film Forbidden Power.

This is a short read: A true story written dramatically.

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About the Author

Paul Kyriazi directed seven feature films, including the award-winning Forbidden Power (2018).

He’s the writer/producer of five full-cast audio books with Rod Taylor, Robert Culp, David Hedison, James Darren, Henry Silva, Russ Tamblyn & George Chakiris.

He created the Live the James Bond Lifestyle seminars.

 

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#BookTour “Unraveling the Zodiac Ciphers and Codes” by Gary P. Kirschenheuter, PH.D.

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Nonfiction / True Crime

 

Date Published: October 17, 2019

Publisher: Mindstir Media

Unraveling the Zodiac Ciphers and Codes takes the reader on a historical trek through the Zodiac letters and ciphers associated with the Zodiac murders in the 1960s. A systematic approach uncovers the messages hidden not only in the four Zodiac ciphers but, in each of the Zodiac’s letters as well, including some that have never been broken. The decrypted and unraveled ciphers reveal the identity of the people involved in the Zodiac case—including BOTH of the killers—their motivation for committing their crimes, the connection to the sinking of the Titanic, and the precise location of the death machine bomb.

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#BookTour “The Mirror Code: Breaking the Zodiac Killer Cipher Codes” by Gary P. Kirschenheuter, Ph.D.

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Breaking the Zodiac Killer Cipher Codes

Nonfiction / Serial Killers / True Crime

 

Date Published: September 28, 2021

Publisher: MindStir Media

Breaking the Zodiac Killer Ciphers and Codes presents the mathematical solutions to the Zodiac Killer’s ciphers. For the first time, the exact messages contained in these ciphers are revealed. The cipher solutions lead to the identification of the four people involved in the Zodiac group. Photographic evidence places the two men in the group at the funeral of Zodiac victim Cheri Jo Bates in 1966. Further unraveling of the Zodiac ciphers embedded in each of the letters and the Car Door cipher lead to the discovery of the Zodiac group’s grand plan. This plan describes how the dates and locations of the attacks were chosen to form a hidden code that predicted the last murder in the series. Learn how the Zodiac group evolved over time and what brought their unbridled depravity to an end, all in their own words.

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About the Author

Gary Kirschenheuter is a retired research chemist. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Orleans. He resides in Arvada, Colorado, with his family and remains active in his scientific pursuits.

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#BookBlitz “Unraveling the Zodiac Ciphers and Codes” by Gary P. Kirschenheuter, PH.D.

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Nonfiction / True Crime

 

Date Published: October 17, 2019

Publisher: Mindstir Media

Unraveling the Zodiac Ciphers and Codes takes the reader on a historical trek through the Zodiac letters and ciphers associated with the Zodiac murders in the 1960s. A systematic approach uncovers the messages hidden not only in the four Zodiac ciphers but, in each of the Zodiac’s letters as well, including some that have never been broken. The decrypted and unraveled ciphers reveal the identity of the people involved in the Zodiac case—including BOTH of the killers—their motivation for committing their crimes, the connection to the sinking of the Titanic, and the precise location of the death machine bomb.

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#BookBlitz “The Mirror Code: Breaking the Zodiac Killer Cipher Codes” by Gary P. Kirschenheuter, Ph.D.

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Breaking the Zodiac Killer Cipher Codes

Nonfiction / Serial Killers / True Crime

 

Date Published: September 28, 2021

Publisher: MindStir Media

Breaking the Zodiac Killer Ciphers and Codes presents the mathematical solutions to the Zodiac Killer’s ciphers. For the first time, the exact messages contained in these ciphers are revealed. The cipher solutions lead to the identification of the four people involved in the Zodiac group. Photographic evidence places the two men in the group at the funeral of Zodiac victim Cheri Jo Bates in 1966. Further unraveling of the Zodiac ciphers embedded in each of the letters and the Car Door cipher lead to the discovery of the Zodiac group’s grand plan. This plan describes how the dates and locations of the attacks were chosen to form a hidden code that predicted the last murder in the series. Learn how the Zodiac group evolved over time and what brought their unbridled depravity to an end, all in their own words.

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About the Author

Gary Kirschenheuter is a retired research chemist. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Orleans. He resides in Arvada, Colorado, with his family and remains active in his scientific pursuits.

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#BookSale “True Crime Stories Anthology: 86 Terrifying Murder Cases For Your Night Time True Crime Binge” by True Crime Seven

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Would you consider yourself the same after reading true crime stories? We can test that idea with 86 terrifying murder cases that keep you on your toes!

The horrific and disturbing nature of these stories often makes you question everything you thought or believed about humanity. Yet they are engaging and fascinating at the same time.

Everyone has had wicked thoughts in their lives but what makes these murderers so different? Is it because they acted upon it? Is it their way of thinking?

That is probably what you are thinking of, right? Most people do wonder what goes on in the minds of such people; whether they feel a sense of remorse or a sense of guilt.

Presenting the True Crime Stories Anthology collection which covers 86 crime stories that will help you dig into the elements and psychology behind some of the more terrifying killers in history.

This collection features:

  • All Volumes of List of Twelve Series: Tells of murderers who are not as well known as others but their crimes are just as bad as those who were highly publicized.
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This collection offers different murders with different stories. You will learn about their background, what caused them to become a murderer and how they planned out their crime. Some pages will be difficult to read, due to the detailed description of the violent acts and the emotions behind them.

Get your copy now if you are ready to journey alongside these different murderous minds.

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#BookSale “A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow” by Mike Farris

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Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii.

In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia’s mother, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a confession. When they are caught after killing him and trying to dump his body in the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society friends raise enough money to hire seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to defend the vigilante killers. The result is an epic courtroom battle between Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s top prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to touch off a race war in Hawaii and results in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history.

Written in the style of a novel, but meticulously following the historical record, A Death in the Islands weaves a story of lies, deception, mental illness, racism, revenge, and murder—a series of events in the Territory of Hawaii that nearly tore apart the peaceful islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and right into the Oval Office itself, and left a stain on the legacy of one of the greatest legal minds of all time.

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#BookTour “Blood Money” by Chris Riedel

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True Crime/Thriller

Date to be Published: 10/13/20

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

 

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BLOOD MONEY is the true legal thriller of a terrifying David vs. Goliath
fight against massive healthcare fraud by a brave Whistleblower.  It
includes attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering, fraudsters hiding
money in the Cayman Islands, gold buried in a storage container in a
CEO’s backyard, an Assistant Attorney General sabotaging her
state’s case, and a corrupt Governor torpedoing litigation by his own
Attorney General.  From Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State, in a
showdown that reads like a Hollywood movie, Chris Riedel survives to share
it all. His actions have resulted in more than $550 million in settlements
and a court verdict… and counting.

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Blood Money is the story of how a Silicon Valley CEO became a fraud fighter. It is an insider’s look at the David vs. Goliath struggle between a whistleblower seeking to save his company and stop taxpayers from being ripped-off, and healthcare companies engaged in massive fraud.  Along the way, it exposes what it is like to work with government prosecutors.

I lived the Silicon Valley dream, founding my first company at twenty-four, and then starting two others while I was still a young man. The first two companies revolutionized how bacterial infections were diagnosed and treated—saving hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

My third company, Meris Laboratories, jumped to another level entirely. Between 1988-90, it experienced the fastest growth among 2,000 labs in the industry, and delivered the highest pre-tax profit margins. In 1991, we achieved the ultimate Silicon Valley aspiration by leading the company through an initial public offering (IPO). A secondary offering (SPO) followed six months later. A month after the SPO, Business Week selected Meris as the fortieth best small business in America — out of over 20 million registered small companies. We were deeply honored.

We decided to celebrate our success in the best possible way: a few months after the SPO, I retired after twenty-two years in healthcare. I was forty-five years old. For someone who grew up in a lower middle-class family, you can only imagine how proud I felt.

During the 1990s, two labs (dubbed the “Blood Brothers” by Wall Street analysts) grew to dominate the industry: Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp).  When my wife, Marcia, and I came back into the industry 11 years after we retired, the California laboratory industry had changed. Instead of walking into a level playing field for all labs, what we found was a rigged deck, a broad pattern of corruption, kickbacks, price gouging, and naked profiteering. This made it impossible for honest competitors, like our Hunter Labs, to survive.

Even worse, I discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars were being stolen from California’s Medicaid system.
This corruption was anything but a victimless crime. Beyond California’s taxpayers, many others were getting harmed, namely California’s oldest, sickest, and poorest. What I found was that the Blood Brother-dominated laboratory testing market in California had devolved largely into profiteering by the greedy at the expense of the needy.

These frauds were not accidents. They were core business plans, designed and sanctioned at the top. I learned of this as the “big wink” that goes on every day in American healthcare. If you want to be a big or mid-sized player in the healthcare arena, you quickly find out that you must make a choice: join the fraud team or go home. One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Merck, was described by an Assistant U.S. Attorney at a Taxpayers Against Fraud conference as: “Organized crime masquerading as a drug company.”

I never imagined I would become a fraud fighter. My closest friends, also successful businessmen, despised anyone who sued corporations—particularly whistleblowers. This held throughout corporate America, which views whistleblowers as pariahs instead of people who stand for integrity and fair business and employment practices. Was I about to become something they despised?

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About the Author

CHRIS RIEDEL is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has founded five healthcare companies and served as the Chairman and CEO of all.  Chris achieved the Silicon Valley dream when he took his third company public in 1991.  A few months later, it was ranked by Business Week as the 40th best small company in America.  Soon after founding a fourth company, his battle against healthcare fraud began.  In 2011, he received the Taxpayers Against Fraud Whistleblower of the Year award.

 

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#ReleaseBlitz “Blood Money” by Chris Riedel

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True Crime/Thriller

Date to be Published: 10/13/20

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

 

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BLOOD MONEY is the true legal thriller of a terrifying David vs. Goliath
fight against massive healthcare fraud by a brave Whistleblower.  It
includes attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering, fraudsters hiding
money in the Cayman Islands, gold buried in a storage container in a
CEO’s backyard, an Assistant Attorney General sabotaging her
state’s case, and a corrupt Governor torpedoing litigation by his own
Attorney General.  From Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State, in a
showdown that reads like a Hollywood movie, Chris Riedel survives to share
it all. His actions have resulted in more than $550 million in settlements
and a court verdict… and counting.

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About the Author

CHRIS RIEDEL is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has founded five healthcare companies and served as the Chairman and CEO of all.  Chris achieved the Silicon Valley dream when he took his third company public in 1991.  A few months later, it was ranked by Business Week as the 40th best small company in America.  Soon after founding a fourth company, his battle against healthcare fraud began.  In 2011, he received the Taxpayers Against Fraud Whistleblower of the Year award.

 

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#BookReview “Tortured With Love: The True Crime Romance of the Lonely Hearts Killers” by JT Hunter

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5/5 Stars!

My fascination with true crime began with Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi’s novel about the Charles Manson murders and his prosecution of Manson and his minions. Though the horrific crime gave me nightmares as a nine-year-old, I was in my early teens by the time Bugliosi published his book and curious about the minds that could commit such violence.

Fifty years later, I’m no less curious, and unfortunately, history has no shortage of brutal murders.

Tortured With Love recounts the crime spree of Ray Fernandez and Martha Beck in the late 1940s. The press called the couple The Lonely Hearts Killers because Ray chose his victims from the listings of lonely hearts clubs, popular during the times, and it was in fact, how he and Martha met when a friend, trying to help Martha get over her recent divorce, sent her name into one of the clubs.

While I knew how Fernandez and Beck’s stories ended, JT Hunter’s detailed, slow-build account is engrossing and humanizes the murderous couple without invoking sympathy.

They don’t deserve it.

The author also did a good job of including events from each of the killer’s past that could explain some of their behavior. The mother of plus-size Martha didn’t sound particularly nurturing, so when needy Martha met manipulative Ray, they were gasoline and a lit match. I have no doubt Martha was unstable and [mostly] controlled by Ray. Were she tried today, I wouldn’t be surprised if a high-powered defense attorney put on a parade of expert mental health professionals that led to Martha getting minimum sentencing or even acquitted. But there is enough character detail to show while Martha was obsessed with Ray Fernandez, she also had a mean streak.

The inclusion of current event snippets, actual trial testimony, and letters written by victims, family, friends, and Ray and Martha reinforce the story’s veracity because some of the murders are so heinous, they read like pure fiction.

However, the story is true and JT Hunter does another masterful job of introducing us to serial killers before they killed.

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Tortured With Love by JT Hunter

 

Synopsis:

What is the price of passion? What is the power of love?

Meet Martha Beck, a young nurse dedicated to healing others, until her own hurting heart lured her down a darker path. Loneliness led her to Raymond Fernandez, but love led her all the way to the electric chair.

This is the tragic story of the Lonely Heart Killers.

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Book Details:

Genre: True Crime

Published by: JT Hunter

Publication Date: May 15th 2020

Number of Pages: 210

ISBN: 9798646112720

Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

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