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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (January 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764339680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764339684
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,597,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barry has a style of journalistic writing that I like. He provides the details and facts, but adds color to them to make them interesting and less dry...historians, murder-mystery lovers, and detective story fans will enjoy this book. Murders, bombings, heists, and kidnappings are all in there. Lori M for Readers Favorite

Readers of Murder & Mayhem are taken through a brief, yet thoroughly absorbing, tale of the crimes. This is a quick and appealing read...that is worth checking out if you are a history buff and a would-be forensic detective. San Francisco Book Review - May 2012

Murder & Mayhem is a great read. Jane Glenn Haas for Orange Coast Magazine, May 2012

About the Author

Award winning author & columnist Michael Thomas Barry is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with degrees in Criminal Justice and History. He pens the daily column "On this date in crime history" for CrimeMagazine.com. His many literary awards include 2011 Readers Favorite Best Book Awards (Silver Medal) and 2012 International Book Awards (Winner). The author is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Authors Guild, and American Society of Journalists & Authors. Michael resides in Orange, California.

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Michael Thomas Barry is the critically acclaimed author of five books that include Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous (2010); Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950 (2011); Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 (2012); Great Britain's Royal Tombs: The Lives & Burial Places of British Monarchs (2012); Literary Legends of the British Isles: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers (July 2013); and America's Literary Legends: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers (January, 2015). His first original e-short story - Once in a Blue Moon: A Short Story was released in early November 2013. His books have been reviewed by The Orange County Register, Orange Coast Magazine, OC Metro and many others. The author has also made numerous radio and televison appearances that include Investigation Discovery Channel's "Deadly Women" series and PBS-SoCal's "Real Orange."

Michael's many literary awards include the 2010, 2011, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards (finalist), 2011 Reader's Favorite Book Awards (silver medal), 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards (finalist), 2012 & 2013 International Book Awards (winner), 2013 & 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (finalist), 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards (winner), 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards (honorable mention), 2013 Halloween Book Festival (winner), 2013 Southern California Book Festival (honorable mention), and 2014 Reader's Favorite Book Awards (gold medal).

He is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com, where he pens the column "This Week in crime history." Michael is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with degrees in both history and criminal justice. The author is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild, The Crime Writers Association, and American Society of Journalists & Authors. Michael lives in Orange, California with his wife, Christyn and their two golden retrievers, Jake and Madison.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dave & Eileen Lev on March 8, 2012
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Murder, Mayhem, and otherwise notorious crimes are all in here. Some stories I knew, but learned more about the background, setting and the final outcome. Other stories I had never heard and were fascinating. Each time I picked up the book intending on reading 1 or 2 stories, I would say "Just one more", "Ok and maybe one more."
Along the way I have also learned a bit more about California!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Eazell on February 4, 2013
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I LOVED this book. I love stories of murder and mystery and this one fit the bill. Thank you for such a well written book. I couldn't put it down.
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