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Anna Chapman, The Red Under The Bed | Jerry Bader's Book Tour | Silver Dagger Book Tours Presents Biography

Jerry Bader's Organized Crime Queens and What's Your Poison? are on virtual book tour and stop here today! Be sure check out Jerry&...

Jerry Bader's Organized Crime Queens and What's Your Poison? are on virtual book tour and stop here today! Be sure check out Jerry's guest post: The Red Under The Bed.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

The Red Under The Bed

Today more than ever there’s an interest in Russia’s spying operations, but this is nothing new. Take for example the case of Anna Chapman…

Anna Chapman, The Red Under The Bed

Anna Chapman is a different bird of prey. This Russian beauty was a secret agent arrested and convicted as a member of the Illegal’s Program run by the Russian Federation’s external intelligence agency, the SVR (Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki). The Illegal’s Program planted sleeper agents in the West in order to gather intelligence for Russia’s equivalent of the CIA, the SVR. Chapman wasn’t your standard Cold War, nondescript, mousy, fade-into-the-woodwork so you don’t draw attention to yourself kind of spy, no siree. This hot chick was, and probably still is, a party animal that when living in New York liked to eat in the best restaurants and hangout at the trendiest clubs. This made-for-TV Russian bombshell appeared in the Russian magazine version of Maxim complete with black negligee and automatic pistol.

Chapman was born Anna Vasil’yevna Kushchenko in 1982 in Volgograd to Vasily Kushchenko, a senior KGB official (now the SVR). Papa officially holds a senior position at the MID (Foreign Affairs Department). Chapman’s ex-husband, British psychologist Alex Chapman, told MI5 that when he and Anna visited her father in Zimbabwe, he appeared to be scary, secretive, and surrounded by a lot more security than other diplomats.

Anna isn’t just some sexy bimbo; she’s a sexy bimbo with brains and a Master’s degree in economics. She moved to London in the early 2000s where she met Chapman at a rave party. Her marriage to Chapman allowed her to obtain a British passport while retaining her Russian citizenship. In Britain she held well-paying jobs at Barclay’s Bank and Navigator Asset Management. She divorced Chapman in 2006 and returned to Russia before moving to New York in 2007 where she established an online international real estate company called PropertyFinder LLC. According to Alex Chapman she told him the company was continually short of funds and in debt, but in 2009 she suddenly had enough backing to employ fifty people.

The FBI had been keeping an eye on Chapman and her network, under their Operation Ghost Stories sting. To read more see “Organized Crime Queens, The Secret World of Female Gangsters” available on Amazon.

Organized Crime Queens:
The Secret World of Female Gangsters
by Jerry Bader
Genre: Biography

From the bizarre world of female Japanese motorcycle gangs to the historic rise and fall of London’s Forty Elephants, the history of female organized crime is both fascinating and strange. These are the stories, both true and legendary of the female crime bosses that broke the mould of feminine gentility. This is The Secret World of Female Gangsters.

Most of society thinks of women as the gentler sex, the sex with more compassion and empathy, not prone to violence. The truth is history, and current events, are littered with stories of violent women who do whatever it takes to get what they want; women who either revel in, or accept as needed, whatever acts of torture, murder and depravity that are required to achieve their goals. We’re not talking about mundane psychopaths that kill their children and their husbands; or homicidal maniacs that kill randomly without purpose, other than for some sexual or psychological gratification. We’re talking about female organized crime bosses, leaders of highly structured, often successful criminal organizations.

Most everyone knows about the high profile male mobsters; people like Lucky Luciano, Myer Lansky, Bugsy Segal, Arnold Rothstein, and Al Capone: men who became legends, rightly or wrongly, due to the public’s insatiable appetite for literature, movies, and television stories based on their lives. But what about their female counterparts, they definitely existed and still exist. Their stories are both fascinating and cautionary. Their histories provide an alternative perspective on the equality of the sexes; everything has a price. We are talking about smart, capable, talented, ruthless women who under other circumstances might have become leaders in either business or politics; women who demanded respect, loyalty and a big payday; or else.

What's Your Poison?:
How Cocktails Got Their Names
by Jerry Bader

Why do we call mixed alcohol drinks “cocktails”? How do they get their exotic names: names like the Singapore Sling, Screw Driver, the Alamagoozlum, the Angel’s Kiss, the Hanky Panky, the Harvey Wallbanger, Sex On The Beach, the Monkey Gland, the Brass Monkey, the Margarita, the Japalac, the Lion’s Tail, and many, many more? Who makes up these names, where are they invented, why, and how do you make them? These questions will be answered in “What’s Your Poison?” by exploring the incidents, people, and places that prompted the creation of these exotic concoctions.

Beating the System

by Jerry Bader

It’s been said that gambling is a tax on the dumb; that may be overly harsh, but the fact is, most gambling venues are designed to guarantee you lose. It doesn’t matter if it’s horseracing, lotteries, casinos, or the annual state fair. As soon as you plunk down your dollar you’re a loser. Those milk bottles at the bottom of the pyramid you’re trying to knock down are filled with lead, and that basketball net that looks so close you can’t miss, is actually oval not round, and barely big enough for a ball to pass through. 

Most people like to take a chance every once in a while; maybe they’ll get lucky. It’s a kick, a lark: an afternoon’s entertainment. They know when to walk away… others don’t… some can’t. For them it’s a drug, a search for an unattainable high. Deep down they don’t even want to win. It’s sad. It’s pathetic is what it is.

You see these sorry souls at the track, at the casinos, or anywhere there’s a game of chance. They’ll bet on horses, dogs, camels’… even killer roosters. It’s nuts I know, but their addicts, they’ll bet on people, and that’s the worst bet of all. Gambling is for suckers; that’s why gamblers don’t gamble, they fix the game, and even then, it doesn’t always work.

Horse racing is advertised as the sport of kings. Sure, if that’s what you want to believe. I was a jockey, it was my job, but I made my living as a fixer. You want to know what really goes on behind the scenes. You want to know what horse racing is really all about. Then come a little closer, cause I got a story for you.

Jerry Bader is author, publisher, and Senior Partner in He has written twelve hybrid graphic novels (including “The Method,” “The Comeuppance,” “The Coffin Corner,” and “Grist For The Mill”), thirteen children’s books (including “Two Dragons Named Shoe,” “The Town That Didn’t Speak,” “The Bad Puppeteer,” “The Criminal McBride,” and “Mr. Bumbershoot, The Umbrella Man”), three marketing books, and several novels and biographies including “The Fixer” and “Organized Crime Queens.”

The graphic novels are unique in that they are designed as screenplays with accompanying storyboard panels to give the reader an enhanced experience akin to reading like a movie producer. Watch for new releases as they come available!

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