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OUTLAW GPS: Christmas Edition!

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WHAT HAPPENED HERE? The might look like an ordinary storefront in any small American town, but it's actually a crime scene. In fact, the crime that was committed here was not just deadly and shocking in its time, but it showed the dark side of a creative criminal's mind. Here's your only clue: A lot of people saw the perpetrator in the moments just before he committed his crime ... but nobody batted an eye. When it was over, it made national news and people still talk about it more than 80 tears later!


The first person to answer correctly at Ron's CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE page at Facebook with specific details about this crime scene and what happened here will win a signed copy of OUTLAW PENNSYLVANIA!

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Grab the definitive book on the American Southwest's historic crimes!

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

This "boxed set" of CRIME BUFF'S GUIDES TO OUTLAW ARIZONA and OUTLAW NEW MEXICO combines them in a single volume and continues the popular series that critics, true-crime fans, historians and travelers have hailed as "the ultimate guilty pleasure," "thorough and unflinching," and "the best damn crime travel series ever published!" This rollicking romp across the historic American Southwest promises all the can't-look-away allure of its predecessors ... and a few surprises! From Jodi Arias to Wyatt Earp, this is a trip to the desert's darker side, where seemingly idyllic places reveal secrets: the compound of a child-molesting polygamist, the quaint bridge where atomic spies sparked the Cold War, the spot where John Dillinger was arrested for the last time, the scenes of Billy the Kid's many crimes, and many more. With photographs, maps, directions, and precise GPS coordinates, this collection of outlaw tales is both a travel guide and an entertaining and enlightening read.

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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."

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."

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."

Executive editor of Texas Monthly

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[Outlaw Texas]   [Delivered from Evil]   [Sourtoe]   [Outlaw Rockies]
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