Napa Murder Of Anita Fagiani Andrews The A Cold Case That Caught A Serial Killer

Napa Murder Of Anita Fagiani Andrews The A Cold Case That Caught A Serial Killer

Napa Murder Of Anita Fagiani Andrews The A Cold Case That Caught A Serial Killer

In 1974, the brutal murder of Anita Fagiani Andrews, a fifty-one-year-old former beauty queen and mother of two, shook the small working-class town of Napa. Detectives, criminalists and forensic experts raced to identify who'd struck Anita down in her own bar, but despite their efforts, the case went cold. Decades passed, during which the town grew into a world-renowned wine region and tourist destination, but the case remained an open question. After thirty-seven years, thanks to DNA evidence, the killer--imprisoned for a different murder--was finally found and brought to justice. Join author and retired judge Raymond A. Guadagni as he tells the story of the shocking murder, the investigation and the subsequent trial over which he presided in 2011.

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Genre : History
Author : Raymond A. Guadagni
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2021-01-18
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781467147415


Nightmare In Napa

Nightmare In Napa

Chronicles the brutal killings of two young women, roommates Leslie Mazzara and Adriane Insogna, who were stabbed by an intruder, and the investigation that led to a surprising culprit.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Paul LaRosa
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 375 Pages
ISBN : 9781416543657


Murder And Mayhem In The Napa Valley

Murder And Mayhem In The Napa Valley

The picturesque vineyards of California's Napa Valley, one of the world's premier tourist destinations, disguise a tangled history of lawlessness, depravity and frontier justice. Some crimes were committed over debts, some for retribution and others in the name of love. Famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge killed a man for seducing his wife but was acquitted. Other criminals were not so lucky and met the gallows, like murderer William Roe, the state's final public execution. From the Pomo massacre--the first criminal case heard by the California Supreme Court--to the cold cases that continue to haunt the region, Napa Police Detective Todd Shulman decants the crimes of the Napa Valley, memorializing the victims and honoring the efforts of local law enforcement.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Todd L. Shulman
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2012-08-14
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781614236269


Angwin And Howell Mountain

Angwin And Howell Mountain

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Genre : History
Author : Katharine Van Arsdale
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781467106252


Lost Restaurants Of Napa Valley And Their Recipes

Lost Restaurants Of Napa Valley And Their Recipes

Alongside its vineyards, the Napa Valley boasts restaurants celebrated for their pioneering spirit. Stroll through the memories of this region's mouthwatering eateries with tales of the enterprising women and risk takers who helped make Napa a foodie haven. The Empire Saloon made history by being the first business to serve food in the fledgling city of Napa, and a little over a century later, the Magnolia Hotel set the standard for fine dining in Yountville. The A-1 Café made Chinese cuisine a local favorite, and Jonesy's set the aviation community aflutter with its tasty special potatoes. Join author Alexandria Brown as she delves into the history of Napa County's gone-but-not-forgotten restaurants and their classic dishes.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Alexandria Brown
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2020-04-13
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781439669662


Hidden History Of Napa Valley

Hidden History Of Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known for its wine and winemakers, but just beneath the fertile soil lies another, more complex version of its history. Uncover the story of Napa's first Chinatown--once home to nearly five hundred immigrants--that dwindled to fewer than seventeen residents before the last buildings were razed in the early twentieth century. Meet the small but determined group of African American farmers and barbers who called Napa home and the indomitable May Howard, a successful businesswoman and brothel owner. Learn about the Bracero Program that kept many of Napa's wineries, including Krug, Beaulieu and Stag's Leap, thriving during World War II. Join author Alexandria Brown as she explores these lesser-known stories of the ordinary people who helped shape modern-day wine country.

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Genre : History
Author : Alexandria Brown
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2019-03-04
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781439666272


Smooth Talker

Smooth Talker

As seen on Investigation Discovery’s Epic Mysteries series—from the New York Times bestselling author who “writes with muscle and heart” (Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author). One morning in July 1974, Anita Andrews, the owner and bartender at Fagiani’s Cocktail Lounge in Napa, California, was found dead in her bar—raped, beaten, and stabbed to death in a bloody frenzy. Meanwhile a month after Anita’s murder, young Michele Wallace, was driving down a road in the mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, when she gave two stranded motorists, including a man named Roy, a ride. She was never seen alive again. Fourteen years later, Charlotte Sauerwin, engaged to be married, met a smooth-talking man at a Laundromat in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The next evening, her body was found in the woods; she’d been raped, tortured, and her throat slashed. The three murders would remain unsolved, eating at the hearts, minds and lives of the women’s families, friends and communities. Then in the early 1990s, a rookie Gunnison County sheriff’s investigator named Kathy Young began looking into the Wallace case and identified a suspect named Roy Melanson, a serial rapist from Texas. It would lead her and other investigators looking into murders and rapes in other states to a serial killer who struck again and again with seeming impunity. Smooth Talker is the story of Melanson, his depredations, and the intrepid police work that went into bringing him to justice not just in Colorado, but California and Louisiana. “Steve Jackson is one of the greats in the true crime author world.”—C.L. Swinney, bestselling author of The Peninsula Serial Killer

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Steve Jackson
Publisher : WildBlue Press
Release : 2016-04-07
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : 9781942266440


The Adventures Of The Squeezebox Kid

The Adventures Of The Squeezebox Kid

This volume provides a rich history of Napa during the post-War years. An offspring of the Greatest Generation, this work by the first of the Baby Boomers is an important chronicle to read now, and for future generations.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ramond A. Guadagni
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-24
Total Pages : 404 Pages
ISBN : 1628801042


Lost Napa Valley

Lost Napa Valley

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Genre : History
Author : Lauren Coodley
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781467147644


The Italian Winemaker S Grandson

The Italian Winemaker S Grandson

This tale ends with one family member killing a young innocent family member in the unimaginable horrific painful way. It is a charming coming of age story set in the picturesque Napa Valley. A tale full of laughter, tears mystery, and startlng discoveries. The story centers on Salvatore and Rose Curtoni, their journey from Gerola, Italy in 1910 across America to the heart of Napa. Salvatore worked his fertile vineyards and was a winemaker. Rosie was known as the great cook in the valley and hostess of their Big Pink House that was the center of social activity for a raucous and fun loving group of characters that were always hanging around. A big part of the story is seen through the eyes of the Curtonis cherished grandson. The boy learns the legends and stories of how they suffered and prospers, yet he searches out the dark disturbing secrets of their past. Truly an immigrant story full of birth and re-birth. Heartbreaking tragedy and celebrations of life. It is rich with adventures, mystery and, intrigue It is a story of characters some humorous, some heart warming, a few mysterious and dangerous.A gripping saga set in the beauty of California's wine country, a feast for the senses a celebration of vibrant colors the lush purple, yellow and green grapes, vibrant vines in rows that stretch almost as far as the eye can see and the variety of distinct aromas that fill the air through every season.Almost six decades later The grandson returns to his grandparents old home and participated in the new version of harvest, crush and bottling.Filled with laughs, warmth, joy, love, mystery and adventure.This tale leaves you wishing you could have been there, tasting the wonderful meals and listening to the cheerful banter, the stories fills the senses. The vivid descriptions tell who all these family members and strange friends were, how they intertwined and the reader is drawn inInto the enchantment of a time when the burgeoning wine country was growing towards greatness.A look back to what life was like in Napa Valley from 1925 to now.

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Author : James ZIRKELBACH
Publisher :
Release : 2019-01-25
Total Pages : 323 Pages
ISBN : 1795003804