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The Ascension of Jerry – reviews and blurbage to date of the true-crime creeper about the little North Hollywood wuss who dared to outlast a murder corporation in irascible Los Angeles 1979

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

– “In Chip Jacobs true-crime, The Ascension of Jerry, we are whisked back to LA’s Kodachrome world of the Seventies. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Jerry, the “bright colors and greens of summer” quickly change to the real life black-and-whites of mayhem and murder. But, this is not just another Hollywood Whodunit. In the […]

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A genteel discussion about the bloody education of Jerry Schneiderman

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments

My July 2012 appearance on the “Connie Martinson Talks Books” show discussing my latest book, The Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman. The woman knows her stuff — and does her homework like few others. As for me, well, you be the judge. YouTube link. 

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Tags: assassination · Chip Jacobs · Jerry Schneiderman · murder for hire · Murder triangle · The Ascension of Jerry

My desert Island books

August 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

My cherished college, the University of Southern California, was gracious enough to feature me in their alumni magazine about my favorite books. I let it rip below, with humble apologies to so many brilliant writers — T.C. Boyle, Ernest Hemingway, John Irving, Mary Carr — that don’t make my little list. Give me an archipelago […]

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Tags: Favorite literature · Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman · Jerry Schneiderman · Late-1970s America · Los Angeles History · Miracle Mile · murder for hire · Murder triangle · Uncategorized

White-haired magicians in their second act, an old murder gets first billing and the heart that pumps metal gazelles

July 16th, 2012 · No Comments

 News about Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman * Book signing and talk on Wed., July 18 with Jerry’s ex-colleague, Paul Fegen (a.k.a. the magician “The Fantastic Fig” at the  Santa Monica Public Library. Here’s the Fig’s website. Here’s how it spins his legend: “the walk-around psychic magician ‘“Fantastic […]

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Governor Jerry Brown Can Do More to Green Up California

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Anyone following the listing giant we call California might have noticed that the Chicken Littles have once again hoarded the microphones for their narrative of downsized expectations. Except for taxes and pensions, few subjects leave them as screechy as the bottomless environmental ethic they blame for pushing demoralized residents out of state in search of common sense, […]

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Tags: environment · EPA · global warming · Jerry Schneiderman · Murder triangle · Smogtown · Smogtown book · The Ascension of Jerry: Murder · William Burke

The fangs of the late-1970s — my personal prologue for my latest book, The Ascension of Jerry

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

  The stranger I’d incensed in the rusty, white Volkswagen bus pumped his fist out the window, cussing. “Motherfucker,” he yelled. “I’m gonna get YOU!” His promise came with little javelins of spit that pelted out of his mouth, liquid vulgarity over which he had little control. That look — his detesting eyes, the scarlet […]

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Vulturous Lawyers, School-bell Empathy, Thrashing Wheelchairs Crave that Roundball and Jerry the Intrepid

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments

* Talk about the tail wagging the dog, or this instance aggressive, ADA-suing lawyers finding casues for action before they even found their clients. From the New York Times: “A small cadre of lawyers, some from out of state, are using New York City’s age and architectural quirkiness as the foundation for a flood of […]

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