The Black Donnellys by Thomas P. Kelley
This is the first book that was ever published about the Donnelly massacre, and the most famous. It is described as the catalyst to the Donnelly fascination and the book that originally brought the whole Donnelly story to light. Everyone should have at least one copy in their collection.
Vengeance of The Black Donnellys by Thomas P. Kelley
The Vengeance of the Black Donnellys is a fictionalized tale that picks up where The Black Donnellys left off -- at the grim scene of their grave. What ever happened to the members of the mob that clubbed, stabbed, shot, and burned the two Donnelly parents, two of their sons, and a visiting niece? Why was no one ever convicted of their brutal murders? Who was the mysterious mastermind behind the mob? What happened to the surviving Donnellys?
Find out the answers to these and other (some still unanswered) questions in this spellbinding sequel to The Black Donnellys.This second book by Kelly is a fiction piece woven around the supposed story of Johannah Donnelly's curse that she uttered with her dying breath: every one of her killers would suffer a violent death. This book is a great read, well written, and definitely a book you won't be able to put down.
I Stole $16,000,000 by Herbert Emerson Wilson & Thomas P. Kelley
Herbert Emerson Wilson was a yegg-a peeler, a jinny artist, a safecracker - one of the best that ever lived. During his long criminal career he knocked over enough banks and businesses to amass huge fortunes, all of which he lost, just about as fast as he gained them. Now, for the first time, he tells his extraordinary story.
In this cautionary tale for those who consider the criminal life, Wilson refrains from preaching. Instead, he tells in a matter of fact voice, how he became one of American history's most notorious safecrackers.
"There is only one man with whom I have come in contact, whose criminal exploits could, according to the recorded facts, and without the wildest stretch of one's imagination, warrant being called a criminal mastermind.
H.E. Wilson, former ordained clergyman, war veteran, bank robber - mail bandit - safe-cracker - jail breaker, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his "stool-ing" partner is, without question, the outstanding criminal character in the world and, to me, he is the Master Rogue."
- Clearence R. Snethen, Winner of a Pulitzer Award.