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Novack murder case chronicled in new book, ‘The Prince of Paradise’

 

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WESTCHESTER – A book chronicling the Narcy Novack murder case is due out this week.

“The Prince of Paradise”by John Glatt details the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr. and exposes parts of Narcy’s hire-to-murder scheme that, according to Glatt, have never before been revealed.

Also featured in the book is a recap of an exclusive interview by News 12 with Narcy Novack while she was behind bars.

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Soon, the truth began to emerge. Of a brilliant man whose beautiful wife had a lover she could not stay away from. Of a family—including three innocent children—pushed to the breaking point. And of one brutal moment, when a man finally ended his torment by horrifically murdering the woman he loved…

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The Chieftains (Audio Book)

The Authorised Biography

John Glatt

Trafalgar Square

 

The Chieftains (audiobook)

Since their humble beginnings in the folk clubs and bars of Ireland in the early ’60s, The Chieftains have built a worldwide reputation and following based on their brilliant musicianship, their rediscovery and reinvention of traditional Irish music, and their own original music and Oscar-winning soundtracks. Based on exclusive interviews with all the band’s members, their families and friends, this is the intimate and comprehensive history of one of the most acclaimed Irish bands of all time.
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Rage & Roll

Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock

John Glatt

Birch Lane Press

 

Buy Rage and RollRecounts the life of the late rock and roll promoter, from his childhood as a Holocaust refugee, to his nearly single-handed invention of modern concert promotion and his work with the Rolling Stones, Live Aid, and Amnesty International.

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Lost in Hollywood

The Fast Times and Short Life of River Phoenix

John Glatt

Buy Lost In HollywoodA profile of the late film star River Phoenix chronicles his high-pressure childhood, personal endeavors for environmental causes, rejection of his heartthrob image, and tragic death due to a drug overdose.

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The Chieftains

The Authorised Biography

John Glatt

Trafalgar Square

 

Buy The ChieftainsThe Chieftains have become international superstars as well as being an institution in Folk Music. They have performed and recorded with such stars such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Mark Knopfler…and others. This authorised biography will trace the history of the band and its members from its small beginnings in Ireland in the early 1960s to their current status, and will feature exclusive interviews with all the members of the band and many of their friends and collaborators, along with photographs and other memorabilia from the band’s own collection.

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The Royal House of Monaco

Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal

John Glatt

St. Martin’s Press

 

Buy The Royal House of MonacoIn all its glittering splendor and decadence, here is the uncensored story of a family bred for glory, and destined for tragedy.

The jewel in the crown of Europe’s lush Cote D’Azur, the fiercely independent principality of Monaco gleams like a diamond above the Mediterranean. This playground of the rich and beautiful reached its zenith with Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and their three children– until Grace’s tragic death in 1982. As the myth began to crumble, scandal rocked Monaco in every way, from its institutions to its image to the royal family itself. Now, through searching interviews with family members, personal friends, and long-time courtiers, the intimate, shocking truths about Monaco are explored in vivid detail, including:

  • The ancient Curse of the Grimaldis and its legacy of misfortune
  • The never-before-told story of Princess Grace’s abortion before she married Prince Rainier
  • New details about Princess Grace on the night before she died, and her death in a Monaco hospital
  • The alleged secret plot to destroy Princess Stephanie’s marriage
  • The appalling rumors about the death of Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline’s second husband
  • The wild love life of Prince Albert and the rumors that haunt him
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The Prince of Paradise

The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder

John Glatt

St. Martin’s Press

 

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Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a life of luxury and opulence. Heir to the legendary Fontainebleau hotel, he spent his childhood surrounded by some of the world’s biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, who performed regularly at the Fontainebleau’s La Ronde Room. He sat by while his parents entertained presidents and movie stars, as they reigned over Miami Beach in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, and when the family business went sour he became wealthy in his own right, founding a multi-million dollar business using connections he made at the Fontainebleau.

But Ben, Jr.’s luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would end in another hotel room—a thousand miles away from the one where he grew up—when police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death.

Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation—when his wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for twenty-four hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce. Now prosecutors claimed Narcy let the vicious killers into the room and watched as they beat her husband with dumbbells. They also suspected she was involved in the horrendous death of Novack’s mother, just three months before. But it would be Narcy’s own daughter who implicated her to the police—in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost.

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Read the Review by Publishers Weekly (February 11, 2013)

Secrets in the Cellar

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Secrets in the CellarJosef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family—though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been “lost” to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth’s children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls’ doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth’s disappearance…

For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with sound-proof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef’s children. One died in infancy—and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day.

Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth’s children became seriously ill, and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside—and soon, the truth about her background, her family’s captivity, and Josef’s unspeakable crimes would come to light.

John Glatt’s Secrets in the Cellar is the true story of a crime that shocked the world.

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