"I didn't have anything better to do. That's why I went around bumping off the cops." So said Francis 'Two-Gun' Crowley after shooting it out with dozens of policemen in, arguably, the most spectacular siege in New York City's history.Crowley was just one of a vast number of outlaws - male and female - who terrorized New York in the years between the World Wars. It was a period of lawlessness unprecedented in American history - including the gun-slinging old West."Bad Seeds in the Big Apple", the first book of its kind, presents an unparalleled look at the bandits, gunmen, and desperados of Prohibition- and Depression-era New York - including jewel thief extraordinaire Richard Reese Whittmore, extortion queen Vivian Gordon, and dozens of others.
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Author Biography - Patrick Downey
Patrick Downey has been studying New York's early 20th century crime scene for more than 15 years. He has also written numerous articles and presented lectures on the subject.