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Sex Money Murder

Nonfiction: True Crime
Unabridged   14.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/26/2018

Sex Money Murder

A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684412846
Digital Download ISBN:9781684412853


A searing portrait of the crack epidemic and the violent drug wars that once ravaged the Bronx.

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Chronicling the rise and fall of Sex Money Murder, one of the most violent and notorious gangs of its era, and of the dedicated detectives and prosecutors struggling to stem the tide of violence, reporter Jonathan Green creates a visceral and devastating portrait of a New York City borough. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. The reason was simple: as the use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin as the high of choice, dealers and gangs staked claims to territory and consumers through intimidation and murder, and families found themselves fractured by crime and incarceration. Based on years of research and extraordinary access to former gang members, Green creates an epic character-driven narrative, drawing on first-person interviews, police reports, and court transcripts to offer a unique and engrossing work of gritty urban reportage. Magisterial in its scope, Sex Money Murder offers an extraordinary perspective on modern-day America.


"Sex Money Murder is a ferocious and long-overdue piece of true storytelling about a time and a place that saw the worst of the dope business. Within it are remarkable tales of faith in a standard, friendship or what passes for it, greed, decay, the worst and the best of America." —Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

"Green's insights into a culture unavailable to most readers are invaluable....A disturbing yet necessary, significant book by a journalist willing to place himself in danger." -Kirkus

Author Bio

Jonathan Green is an award-winning journalist and author. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Men's Journal, Garden and Gun, Fast Company, the Financial Times Magazine, and British GQ and Esquire.