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Bonnie And Clyde

I subscribed to Netflix and while looking for a crime movie, I decided to watch again the classic film Bonnie and Clyde. It is a 1967 American film that depicts the criminal life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty respectively. The film also stars Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Read more about Bonnie And Clyde[…]

Lim Seng: Death by Musketry

The Public Execution of Lim Seng

44 years ago, on the early morning of 15 January 1973, an 8-man firing squad shot the convicted Chinese drug lord Lim Seng at Fort Bonifacio. The event marked a historical first in the country’s penal history as being the first and only public execution during Martial Law. Around 5,000 people witnessed the execution, including journalists Read more about The Public Execution of Lim Seng[…]

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Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)

This was the first time in my life to experience robbery inside our home. 12 January 2017, probably around 1:30 am, I was asleep. Hours earlier, at around 10:20 pm, I informed my employer on Skype that I’ll be absent so I could rest to make up for the lack of sleep during the past few Read more about Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)[…]

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane was an American crime novelist whose first novel, I, The Jury, introduced his famous character, Mike Hammer. My first encounter with Mickey Spillane was in high school. It was in 1983 when I got hold of a paperback copy of I, The Jury. Mike Hammer came in to investigate his best friend’s murder. Read more about Mickey Spillane[…]

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I Hate Violence But I Write Crime Fiction

Is that a problem? I don’t think so. The fact that I hate violence is one of the reasons why I write crime fiction. Most of us, in one way or another, had seen or experienced violence. I myself had been violated and writing it down on paper released at least some of the negative Read more about I Hate Violence But I Write Crime Fiction[…]

book cover of I Trusted Him

Spreading the Word Against Violence

I TRUSTED HIM (THE TRUE STORY OF ANNA LYNN HURD) by Jennifer Smith and Cherry Tigris (2013, Free-eBooks.net) I Trusted Him (The True Story of Anna Lynn Hurd) is a two-part e-book written by Anna’s mother, Jennifer Smith, and advocate Cherry Tigris. The first part tells about Anna’s story — a 16-year old girl living Read more about Spreading the Word Against Violence[…]