When Capone’s Mob Murdered Roger Touhy:

The Strange Case of "Jake the Barber" and the Kidnapping That Never Happened
by John W. Tuohy

May 2001 | $24.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-174-1

JFK's pardons and the mob; Prohibition, Chicago's crime cadres, and the staged kidnapping of "`Jake the Barber'" Factor, "the black sheep brother of the cosmetics king, Max Factor"; lifetime sentences, attempted jail busts, and the perseverance of "a rumpled private detective and an eccentric lawyer," John W. Tuohy showcases all these and more sensational and shady happenings in When Capone's Mob Murdered Roger Touhy: The Strange Case of Touhy, Jake the Barber and the Kidnapping That Never Happened. The author started investigating Touhy's 1959 murder by Capone's gang as an undergrad assignment in 1975. He traces the frame-job whereby Touhy was accused of the kidnapping, his decades in jail, his memoirs, his retrial, and, finally, his murder, 28 days after regaining his freedom.