Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases from the Archives of the NYPD from 1831 to the Present, by Bernard Whalen
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. "Fact rivals fiction in this gritty, well-researched collection” (Nicholas Pileggi).
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.
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.
“New York characters galore, both good guys and gangsters, leap from the pages of Undisclosed Files of the Police.” - 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.” - Newsday