In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss’ villa: a list of the Mafia’s most sacred laws. It’s an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world; and reveal what happened when gangland began to question the so-called Ten Commandments of the Mafia.
The Napoleon Murder Mystery is a historical thriller. The history books said that Napoleon died of cancer, but a Swedish dentist believes that he had been poisoned and doggedly tracked down locks of the Emperor's hair to test them for arsenic. Extensive re-creations illustrate what he discovered.
On Monday, September 11, 1978, Bulgarian émigré, writer, and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died in London at the age of 49. A political murder, his death remains one of the Cold War’s greatest mysteries. Markov was an acclaimed literary figure in Bulgaria before he defected to the West in 1969. Two failed attempts to poison Markov followed.
In the 1980's, Pablo Escobar was estimated to be one of the richest men in the world with a personal fortune of about $25 billion, at that time the Medellin drug lords controlled eighty percent of the worlds cocaine market. Despite his popularity among the poor of Medellin, Escobar was also known among his business partners to be an insecure, paranoid ruthless killer.
Before the fictional Hannibal Lecter there was a select group of real life monsters that terrorized our neighborhoods. Albert Fish, Andrei Chickatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Between them their reigns of terror claimed over 150 lives. The Real Life Hannibal Lecters will take you into a world that is rarely shown.