By Tim McLoughlin
New York's punchiest borough asserts its felony legacy with all new tales from an impressive set of today's top writers. Brooklyn Noir strikes from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to purple Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and much deeper, into the guts of Brooklyn's historic and legal largesse, with all of its darkish beauty. each one contributor offers a new tale set in a unique neighborhood.
Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the secret style with the simplest of recent York's literary fiction community—and, after all, leaves room for brand spanking new blood. those marvelous and chilling tales see crime notable in groups of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and lots of different ethnicities—in the main diversified city place at the planet.
Contributors comprise Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, and so on.
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Break through a plasterboard ceiling into a closet in the jailer’s house. One night when the jailer and his wife went to the movies, Bundy dropped down and made his escape. He was not discovered noon the missing until following day, when jailers went in to wake Bundy and discovered that he had bulked up books and other objects under his blanket to make it appear that he was sleeping there. In the meantime, Bundy was busy stealing cars and taking public transportation across the country until he arrived in Florida.
Henley laid out the whole story for the stunned cops. It seems that Henley had met Corll about two years earlier, and Corll had given him money, food, a place to stay, marijuana, and plenty of other drugs. All Henley had to do was troll the streets of Houston for young boys and reel them in for Corll. Corll would then rape them, but also, Henley came to learn, sometimes torture and kill them, too. Then Henley explained exactly how he usually found the victims and exactly what Corll did to them.
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