America's gleaming white capital has a dark underbelly.
Bestselling crime writer Ron Franscell continues
his intriguing exploration of significant places
in American crime history by going straight to the
epicenter of "capital" crimes -- Washington DC!
Washington D.C. isn't known as the "District of Crime" or "Murder Capital of America" for nothing. Though the capital city's motto is "justice for all," D.C. has a darker side, including an extensive history of crimes and misdemeanors, some political and some not. The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Washington D.C. is the ultimate guidebook to the criminal and seedy history of the nation's capital -- plus Maryland, Northern Virginia and (ironically) Arlington National Cemetery. It also contains an entire chapter pinpointing key and little-known sites in the Lincoln Assassination. With photographs, maps, directions, and precise GPS coordinates, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and enlightening read. It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obscure sites in D.C. that retain memories of bandits, corpse-snatchers, murderers, snipers, bootleggers, assassins, rogue scientists, spies, mobsters and corrupt politicians -- even a legendary serial killer dressed in a bunny suit -- and their scandalous deeds.
As with the popular previous CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE books, this quirky and fascinating travel book literally takes you to the scene of the crime with photos, maps, histories and GPS coordinates! From the Lincoln Assassination and Watergate to the Beltway Sniper and cannibal/killer Albert Fish, OUTLAW WASHINGTON DC promises to be a headlong romp through the criminal history in the heart of America's capital. Put it on your 2012 Christmas gift list for the true-crime and history lover in your family!
Praise for OUTLAW DC
and previous CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE books
"The ultimate guilty pleasure book."
— SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
"What’s not to love? Don’t miss the adventure!"
"The research in this book is simply amazing! Ron Franscell has basically re-mapped Texas, specifically pinpointing where all of our most notorious outlaws lived, performed their gruesome deeds, and died. On top of that, he's uncovered riveting stories about outlaws in far away corners of the state that very few us even knew about. For everyone interested in Texas' great outlaw past, this is an indispensable guide."
— Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of Texas Monthly
"Little-known details peppered throughout the book are what readers of true crime long for. Now, tourists and adventurers alike can also take this new brand of D.C. tour. Whatever their interests, they’re in for a real treat -- and they’re bound to learn something new."
— Cathy Scott, Publishers Marketplace
"Texas has more than its share of unforgettable crime stories that cover a full range of human emotions-from the tragically comical to the unspeakably horrific. None of those stories can be fully understood without the context of place and Ron Franscell's OUTLAW TEXAS, an effective combination of interesting stories, directions, and GPS coordinates, gives us the "what and where" necessary to understand our uniquely Texan true crime heritage."
— Gary Lavergne, bestselling author of "A Sniper in the Tower" and "Bad Boy from Redbud"
"Gifted crime writer Ron Franscell takes you along on an absolutely fascinating road trip. And along the way, be prepared to often hear yourself saying, 'Damn, I didn't know that!'"
— Carlton Stowers, dean of Texas true crime and Edgar-winning author of "To The Last Breath" and "Careless Whispers"
"Can't wait to fire up my GPS. A fascinating trek through Texas crime."
— Kathryn Casey, author of the Texas true crimes "Shattered" and "Descent into Hell"
"The Crime Buff's Guide to The Outlaw Rockies is a fascinating and macabre tour of crime locations and criminal acts where the body count is as high as the altitude. Readers will be reminded that the Wild West was really wild -- and that it still is. Ron Franscell is a thorough and unflinching guide. This book is hard to put down and voyeurs with GPS units should be both thrilled ... and weirded out at times."
— C.J. BOX, New York Times bestselling author of COLD WIND and BACK OF BEYOND
"Ron Franscell knows where the bodies are buried!"
— BUFFALO (Wyo.) BULLETIN
"As a crime writer, Ron Franscell knows the feeling well ... to understand a crime, you have to do more than just read about it in a book or hear about it in a history class. You have to go there."
— AURORA (Colo.) SENTINEL
"One of the best true crime writers going today, Ron Franscell has provided in OUTLAW ROCKIES a fascinating guide to help true crime buffs locate the crime scenes that made the Old Wild West wild, as well as those of the most notorious of modern day homicides. In a lengthy series of well-written 'mini-stories' that also provides the GPS coordinates and addresses, OUTLAW ROCKIES takes the adventurous reader on a historical tour from the haunts of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to the Denver home of a radio shock jock gunned down by white supremacists. I can imagine legions of true crime fans with Franscell's book in hand standing in these places, contemplating in real life what the characters of history saw and experienced."