Headless Man in Topless Bar: Studies of 725 Cases of Strip Club Related Criminal Homicides

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2007 - True Crime - 564 pages
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Headless Man In Topless Bar contains studies of over 700 cases of strip club related homicides. Individual chapters cover the murders of dancers, the murders of customers, organized crime related killings in the strip club business and murders of bouncers, managers and other employees. Homicides committed by strippers and other strip club employees are covered, as are killings by customers of other customers, homicides that were committed during robberies of these clubs, and killings that arise out of struggles over their control among outlaw biker gangs. Cases of attempted murders, contract murders and several strip club related mass and serial murders are also included. There are several cases of justifiable homicides, some by police, and a few strip club killings that resulted in.not guilty verdicts. Most of the cases come from the United States and Canada. This is the first and only book on the subject and it is inclusive. Every case of strip club related homicide since 1964, which the author was able to locate in newspaper files and appellate court decisions, has been included. Some of these cases are quite ftagmentary, and other cases doubtless exist that have not been discovered by the author. The reader is invited to join in further research on the subject and the "Introduction" contains information on how that can be done. At the end of the book are an additional one hundred or so cases, on which very little information could be discovered by the author. Interested readers are invited to look over these cases and, if they like, further investigate them, with a view toward working up full case studies. Homicide studies generally, and strip club related homicides specifically, are at the point where they need investigative and research input from intelligent and interested members of the public. One of the goals of this book is to stimulate such research. The book contains a short annotated bibliography; the dozen or so book-length case studies cited therein constitute, along with this volume, the entire body of knowledge on strip club related homicides now in existence. A sample case study ftom the Chicago Homicide Project is reprinted in an appendix, as an example of the direction in which homicides studies is now moving. Dr. Kevlin spent a number of years in the police service and holds advanced degrees in history and criminology. His interests are in the fields of vice-related homicides and in the history of commercial vice in the British Isles, North America and the British South Pacific.

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Danny Keith Brown, the Shark Lounge--your account taken from a newspaper blurb that made it sound like he was a customer who had a delusion of the dancer being "his girlfriend." She was his girlfriend, they lived together for 9 months prior to the bogus incident that got him 30 years in prison. I've known Danny since he was a teenager. He didn't hurt anyone, and his life is not a joke. 

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Similar to other comments here, your depiction of my case is erroneous. You'd think you might have contacted some of your subjects (or their attorneys or others involved in these cases). Instead, you wrote what you found in basic Internet searches, which we all know are often inaccurate. Naming me & my FRIEND who passed is disrespectful and I would never condone this nonsense. This book is a compilation of untruths & media hype. If you really want to publish something worthwhile, try contacting people involved in your stories, do some investigating, and make some attempt to get accurate portrayals of your "characters" (who are in no way characters, but rather real people involved in tragedies). I'm disgusted that my story from 14 years ago is included in this tasteless book, with its tacky name. Author- you are truly the scum of the literary world. No relevant citations/references and no attempt to filter truth from fiction. Enjoy your 1-hit wonder. You clearly lack the chops to write anything worthwhile.  

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