More than 175 years of true crimes culled from the city's police blotter, told through startling, rarely seen images and insightful text by two NYPD officers and a NYC crime reporter. From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York's police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to the present day, this visual history is an insider's look at more than 80 real-life crimes that shocked the nation, from arson to gangland murders, robberies, serial killers, bombings, and kidnappings, including:
Architect Stanford White's fatal shooting at Madison Square Garden over his deflowering of a teenage chorus girl.
The anarchist bombing of Wall Street in 1920, which killed 39 people and injured hundreds more with flying shrapnel.
The 1928 hit at the Park Sheraton Hotel on mobster Arnold Rothstein, who died refusing to name his shooter.
Kitty Genovese's 1964 senseless stabbing, famously witnessed by dozen of bystanders who did not intervene.
Son of Sam, a serial killer who eluded police for months while terrorizing the city, was finally apprehended through a simple parking ticket.
Perfect for crime buffs, urban historians, and fans of Serial and Making of a Murderer, this riveting collection details New York's most startling and unsettling crimes through behind-the-scenes analysis of investigations and more than 500 revealing photographs.
About the Author
Bernard Whalen, a lieutenant in the New York Police Department, has published two books: The NYPD's First Fifty Years and Justifiable Homicide.
Philip Messing is a long-time police reporter for the New York Post.
Robert Mladinich is a retired detective for the NYPD, where he was named Cop of the Year in 1985. He written a number of true crime books, including From the Mouth of the Monster: The Joel Rifkin Story, as well as articles for magazines including Playboy and Details. He is also the writer/editor for Frontline, a publication of the NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association.
"An extensive buffet of New York City's real crime history, served up in spicy bite-sized portions."—Raymond W. Kelly, Former NYC Police Commissioner
"Fact rivals fiction in this gritty, well-researched collection, an insiders' look at more than 175 years of New York's most infamous crimes. The authors - NYPD Lieutenant Bernand Whalen, crime reporter Philip Messing and retired Detective, Robert Mladinich -- have detailed a history of many of the city's most notorious and zaniest capers."—Nicholas Pileggi, author of the bestsellers Casino and Wiseguy
New York characters galore, both good guys and gangsters, leap from the pages of Undisclosed Files of the Police.—Sam Roberts, The New York Times
Undisclosed Files of the Police has something for every crime aficionado, from Mafia buffs to those who are captivated by headline grabbing trials.—Anthony M. DeStefano, Newsday
True-crime buffs should be sated by this morbid peek into the past.—The Village Voice
Complete with incredible photographs, the book is a perfect gift for anyone with a love of true crime or New York history.—Noah Cruickshank, Shelf Awareness