An Explosive Memoir From a Legend in the Biker Community

The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club The inner workings of motorcycle clubs often remain shrouded in mystery. In The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club (St. Martin’s Press; On-sale: September 19, 2017), Peter “Big Pete” James reveals how he became the “Godfather” of the … Read more

Kerrie’s Recommendations: Best True Crime Books

See my list of best true crime books below! [Excerpts and summaries pulled from respective links.] 1. Sleepers by by Lorenzo Carcaterra The true story of a group of four boys brought up in New York’s notorious Mafia-run Hell’s Kitchen during the 1960s. After nearly causing a man’s death, they were sent to a reformatory … Read more

The Witness

A Family Secret Last year I discovered something extraordinary, a family secret that blew me away. I started to watch James Solomon’s fascinating documentary called The Witness about the 1964 Kitty Genovese murder case and the so-called “38 residents of Kew Gardens in Queens, NY who were pilloried in the press for their apparent indifference” … Read more

The Twisted Truth

Interviewing “Big Pete” For two years I interviewed The Last Chicago Boss; we spoke every Sunday morning for nearly three hours. Inexplicably, the recording always stopped at 2 hours and 59 minutes. He was dying and I was like his Priest in Confessional, listening intently, offering him prompts, marveling at his plot twists and character … Read more