Are you a genuine crime buff? Do you know where Lizzie Borden kept her axe? Charles Manson's last address? You can test your crime savvy right here!

OUTLAW GPS: What's the significance?

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DEATH IN MEMPHIS: On April 4, 1968, just past 6 p.m., Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was on his way to dinner when an assassin's bullet hit him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord, killing him. He was 39. His assassin, James Earl Ray, died in prison in 1998. The Lorraine Motel, 450 Mulberry Street in Memphis, can be seen on Google Earth at GPS 35.134554, -90.057662.


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Grab the definitive book on Washington's historic crimes!

It's brand new! THE CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE TO OUTLAW WASHINGTON DC, bestselling crime writer Ron Franscell's newest rollicking crime/history/travel romp.

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.



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The Crime Buff's Guide to the OUTLAW ROCKIES

Just like the popular CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE TO OUTLAW TEXAS, this quirky and fascinating travel book literally takes you to the scene of Rocky Mountain crimes with photos, maps, histories and GPS coordinates! From the Wild Bunch and Tom Horn to Columbine and Ted Bundy, OUTLAW ROCKIES promises to be a headlong romp through the criminal history in the heart of the Rockies.

"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"





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The Crime Buff's Guide to OUTLAW WASHINGTON DC

New in September 2012!

America's gleaming white capital has a dark underbelly. Now you can experience the seamy side of history with an expert guide as 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!

"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."

—STEVE JACKSON
Bestselling author of "Monster"





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The Crime Buff's Guide to OUTLAW TEXAS

Texas rightfully claims a celebrated place in the "wildest" West of both myth and reality, but nobody has ever written a travel guide to the many sites related to the Lone Star State’s renowned outlaw past ... until now! Whether you're a day-tripper, a true-crime buff or a history traveler, OUTLAW TEXAS will be an indispensable guidebook for anybody who likes to stand where history happened! And it'll all be in one place with fabulously researched and well-organized accounts, photos, directions … even GPS coordinates!

"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




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