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THE LONG ISLAND SERIAL KILLER MURDERS ~ GILGO BEACH AND BEYOND
Based on one of the most notorious serial killer cases of our time, this work is a nonfictional / fictional accounting, synonymous with New Journalism.
The novel covers a corrupt group of high-ranking police officials working within one of the largest law enforcement departments in the country; that is, the Suffolk County Police Department. The story shines a light upon a cast of discreditable characters, one of whom is currently under suspicion of murder as well as the unquestionable abuse of power. It is a true-life story of cover-up, conceit, and conspicuously bad behavior by a host of bad actors. It was simply a matter of connecting the dots to arrive at this terrifying conclusion.
DICKY, RICHARD, AND I
A Story of Madness in the Making
First Novel in the Richard Geist Trilogy
"Only Earl Thompson's Garden of Sand has come as close to rendering the hands-on, unrelenting hurt and horror of a young American life." Wallace Markfield, author of To An Early Grave, Teitlebaum's Window, You Could Live If They Let You
"A marvelous novel, beautifully rounded structurally with unbroken suspense and its premise, ever present of tragedy. The style and wit are thoroughly fascinating, endlessly pleasing, and even awesome in power. I really savored the pathos and humor." Dr. Robert D. Crozier, Hemingway scholar
Second Novel in the Richard Geist Trilogy
Robert Redler & Liza Downs
"The Signing is fast paced and unpredictable. As a sequel to Dicky, Richard, and I (an excellent novel), new and old characters alike are influenced by the antics of the seemingly immortal, charismatic but mentally deranged, Richard Geist. Never would I have guessed how the ending unfolded, and I wanted the book to go on just a little longer in order to prolong the ending." Edward Fitch, avid reader
Third Novel in the Richard Geist Trilogy
Robert Redler & Liza Downs
THE TRIUMVIRATE is a tale concerning three powerful men who virtually control governments around the globe. On the fringe exists a notorious drug cartel on its way to becoming an empire, ruling across three continents. A mystery within a mystery begins to unfold, revealing well-guarded fifty-year-old secrets. Secrets to be kept at all cost. Secrets encompassing Adolf Hitler’s progeny.
“Another page turner by this amazing author! His books get better and better, and once I pick one up I can't put it down, although I find myself trying to savor it and make it last longer. I love the characters, Robert and Liza, they are so believable and relatable, yet they also have that lure of fantasy, that character that we all dream of being if we were in a dramatic situation. Banfelder always seems to surprise me with unexpected situations and story shifts. Just when I think I have the story figured out and think I know how it will play out, he throws in something new or completely different! A wonderful, gifted writer!” Candyce (Candy) Paparo, Director of Animal Training, Long Island Aquarium
First Novel in the Four-Book
Justin Barnes Series
BEST SUSPENSE NOVEL OF 2007!
"Outstanding! Unspeakable crimes, a thrilling chase and a mesmerizing plot. What more could you ask for?" Mark Reid, Editor, NewBookReviews.org
"A nail-biting, anxiety producing romp with death! Banfelder is a student of the criminal mind. Extremely original ... You should go out of your way to read The Author."
Regan Batuello, The News-Review & Suffolk Times
Second Novel in the
Justin Barnes Series
BEST SUSPENSE NOVEL OF 2006!
"As a forensic psychologist specializing in psychopathy, I have been researching authors who write fiction in the field of forensic psychology. I am impressed with Banfelder's well-researched, credible, and unique plots regarding the criminal mind. The Teacher was an easy, enjoyable read. The author painted an excellent picture of a psychopath through Clarence Emery. I noticed quite a few subtleties such as his inability to be nervous, always in control, and establishing relationships only for secondary gain. Bravo. It is always nice to see the field advanced." - Dr. Jason D. Dunham, Licensed Psychologist, Fellowship Trained in Forensic Psychology
"This masterful storyteller has written a fantastic and terrifying tale about evil and what it takes to stop it! Banfelder has written another winner." Mark Reid, editor, NewBookReviews.org
Third Novel in the
Justin Barnes Series
Covert operative Justin Barnes is back with Suffolk County, Long Island Homicide to solve a string of gruesome murders.
"Robert Banfelder has captured the true essence and criminal profile of the serial killer. This book is very fast-paced and difficult to put down. As a professional in the field of forensic anthropology and cultural anthropology, I can see the amount of research that goes into all of his novels. His writing style makes reading all of his novels a great adventure. He is a master of his craft!" Linda Chase, Forensic Anthropologist
THE GOOD SAMARITANS
Fourth Novel in the
Justin Barnes Series
Robert Redler & Liza Downs
"One of the best crime thrillers I have read in a long time." Russell F. Moran, Esquire, author of The Time Magnet Series, Matt Blake Legal Series. NONFCTION: Justice in America: How It Works - How It Fails, The APT Principle
A Novel Inspired by the
Robert Shulman Serial Killer Trial
“As one grisly murder after another is revealed, the reader desperately tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together. New twists and revelations turn each deduction on its ear as you try to keep pace with the detectives reconstructing scenarios in order to bring their investigation to a challenge-proof conclusion. Banfelder, who stoically followed the real Robert Shulman serial murders before, during and after the trial, shrewdly connects the dots through Robert Redler, an author and investigative reporter with an eye for truth and justice.” Donna Gestri, author of For Jennie ~ Time Takes No Time ~ Sweet Figs, Bitter Greens
Battered is a "roman à clef" account; that is, a true-life story blanketed within the façade of fiction. This narrative of a physically abused woman was inspired by her murder trial. The progression chronicles police incompetency and prevarication, homicide, surrender, grand jury hearing, murder trial, sentencing, incarceration, pen pal prison-life correspondence (with yours truly), and Caitlin Fitzgerald’s [pseudonym] subsequent release from prison after 15 years.
"As a retired police officer/detective and also an attorney, I am familiar with the criminal justice system. I know that the system is not always prefect. This is a story about a battered woman who ends the cycle of domestic violence by shooting her abusive husband 5 times and then turns herself into the police, expecting a fair trial and a fair sentence. She gets neither. The story is written, in part, by a woman who is a victim of domestic violence, a victim of a failed criminal justice system, and the victim of a failed penal system. She will tell you her story in her own words, and it is a story worth listening to." ~ avid reader
THE FISHING SMART ANYWHERE HANDBOOK FOR SALT WATER & FRESH WATER
"For years, writer Bob Banfelder has helped so many anglers with his wisdom about the sport."
Lefty Kreh, International master fly fisherman, instructor, photographer, book author
"Bob Banfelder has a sure winner with his newest book, "The Fishing Smart Anywhere Handbook for Salt Water & Fresh Water." The book is not only an outstanding primer for fishing and other related outdoor activities, but a useful guide for seasoned practitioners. Banfelder offers an interesting and insightful perspective on how to enjoy more fulfilling and rewarding time on the water. No matter your experience level, there are tips in this book that you will find extremely helpful." Angelo Peluso, Newspaper & magazine columnist, fly fisherman, photographer, lecturer, book author
THE NORTH AMERICAN SMALL & BIG GAME HUNTING SMART HANDBOOK with Bonus Feature ~ Hunting Africa's & Australia's Most Dangerous Game
For Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Hunters.
Concise yet Comprehensive.
HUNTING WHITETAIL DEER
Reading & Creating Signposts
Types of Treestands
Bowhunting: compound bows, arrows, broadheads; crossbows (traditional & reverse-draw technology)
Gun Hunting: handguns, slug guns, muzzleloaders, rifles
Hunting Blinds: manufactured & natural
Land Management: hinge-cutting, stealth food plots, frost seeding
Processing Your Deer: field dressing, skinning, butchering, packaging/preserving
The Ultimate Shooting Rest-Systems for Stability & Accuracy
Zeroing in Iron (Open) Sights Made Easy
Zeroing in Optics Made Easy: telescopic & holographic sights
Laser Sights as a Handgun Learning Tool
Ballistics & MOA (Minute of Angle) Clearly Explained
Everything You Will Need for the Shooting Range
Firearms: from precision air rifles to large calibers & heavy cartidges
Gun Cleaning & Care
Clothing, Footwear, Accessories
Beyond Whitetail Hunting: elk, moose, black bear, brown bear (grizzly)
Between Big & Small Game Hunting: wild boar, [including feral hogs & hybrids]
Small Game Hunting: rabbit, squirrel, opossum
Predator Hunting: bobcat, coyote, red fox, gray fox
Pest & Vermin Hunting: raccoon, groundhog [aka woodchuck], skunk, weasel, crow
Hunting Marsh Birds: rail, snipe, gallinule
Hunting Upland Birds: quail, woodcock, gray partridge, grouse, pheasant, turkey
Hunting Migratory Waterfowl: ducks, geese, brant (small maritime geese)
Gourmet Game Recipes
"This is a very well-written / easy-to-read handbook. Great true-life stories about the wild places on earth. Very fun and informative to read - a MUST buy! Kathy M., avid reader
"This is by far the best handbook on the subject. Concise yet all-inclusive." Linda Chase, Forensic Anthropologist, instructor, ardent target shooter
Bull's-Eye! The Smart Bowhunter's Handbook ~ Sage Advice on Crossbows, Compound Bow, Broadheads, Targets, Clothing & Gear with Bonus Feature: Bowfishing on a Budget
Award-winning outdoors writer and crime-thriller novelist Bob Banfelder pens his third book in the "Smart" outdoors series. Along with Bob's Fishing Smart Anywhere Handbook for Salt Water & Fresh Water as well as his North American Small & Big Game Hunting Smart Handbook, Bob's newest title Bull's-Eye! The Smart Bowhunter's Handbook provides insightful information on crossbows, compound bows, arrows and bolts, broadheads [2-, 3-, 4-blade fixed and expandable], targets, clothing and gear. Bob has done extensive research and field-testing—aimed at achieving field-point accuracy. A bonus segment on bowfishing paves a painless path to this most challenging sport.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO WRITING WELL AND GETTING PUBLISHED ~ Bonus Feature: Making Decent Dollars Writing ~ Plus Little-Known Reward-Reaping Benefits
THE BUILDING BLOCKS TO WRITING WELL IN 12 EASY COLOR-CODED LESSONS FOR UNPRECEDENTED CLARITY, COMPREHENSION & UNPARALLELED CONFIDENCE
Literary Tools & Tricks of the Trade
Grammar Covered in an Unintimidating Manner
Writing Your First Novel
The All-Important Query Letter
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