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Thirty Years in the Trenches: Covering Crooks, Characters, and Capers

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These are stories you won't read about in the Chicago guide books or travel brochures. Examine Justice Department transcripts involving mobsters and their victims. Meet some of Chicago's legendary characters. Listen in on high class hookers and escorts telling their secrets. Try to solve some of Chicago's most fascinating mysteries. Read about who gets the gravy and who do ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Chicago Spectrum Press
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John Drummond was a local TV reporter. He covered a lot of the Outfit (Chicago Mob) stories, kind of the oddball story. He was the of the ones covering those. And this book is filled with a lot of those great old stories. People ratting out the mob and having to go into the witness protection program. He talks about how one of those ratters helped convict the killer of the three little boys in 1955. The guy had bragged to him about abusing and killing two of them. His brother killed the other. A ...more
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John Lymington (1911-1983) was born John Newton Chance in London. He was a prolific writer of short stories, children's literature, mystery and science fiction novels. An obituary in Ansible Link credits Lymington with writing over 150 novels, 'including 20+ SF potboilers', adding that he 'made a steady income by delivering thrillers to Robert Hale (the publisher) at a chapter a week'.

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