Crime Time: Twenty True Tales of Murder, Madness and Mayhem
by J. North Conway
CRIME TIME is a collection of 20 riveting, page-turning historic true crime stories from 1724 to 1913 covering a host of monstrous American and English criminals, their crimes and their punishment. It includes stories of criminals— men, women and children, whose gruesome tales have been obscured by the passage of time.
My Thoughts: This is collection of true crime stories about American and English lawbreakers this time. There is a short story about each one, telling about what their crime was and what their punishment consisted of. This is my first book by this author, and I found it to be decently written for this type of subject. I’ll be checking out some of his other titles in the future. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author J. North Conway, and the publisher.
Publisher: Lyons Press – 240 pages
Publication: Apr 23rd, 2021
My rating: 4/5 STARS
About the author– Jack Conway (J. North Conway) is the author of a dozen nonfiction books from a variety of publishers including, William Morrow, Lyons Press, Globe Pequot, History Press, Arcadia and Skyhorse. Queen of Thieves, published by Skyhorse in 2014 has been optioned as a television series by Gaumont Pictures, USA. The Big Policeman, published by Globe Pequot/Lyons Press, in 2010 was optioned by Carl Beverly at CBS television for a series. And King of Heists, also published by Globe Pequot/Lyons Press, in 2009, was chosen as one of the top five books of the summer of 2009 by Readers’ Digest and it has been optioned four times, twice by Black Bear and twice by Jeremy Renner’s Combine. Although these are all still under option agreements, no principal photography has taken place on any of the projects.
Conway is also the author of, New England Rocks, by History Press (2017); Attack of the HMS Nimrod: Wareham and the War of 1812, History Press, (2014); The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking Through the Bared and Bended Arm, by History Press (2008); Shipwrecks of New England (2000), New England Visionaries (1998) and New England Women of Substance (1996) all published by Covered Bridge Press; American Literacy: Fifty Books That Define Our Culture and Ourselves published in 1994 by William Morrow and From Coup to Nuts: A Revolutionary Cookbook published in 1987 by Quinlan Press.
He lives in Assonet, MA.