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Real name: Albert Frederick Nussbaum

Aliases: Karl Kessler, Al Nest, Al Nussbaum Jr., and others

Birthplace: Buffalo, April 9, 1934

Marriage: 1960, to Alicia Majchorowicz, in Buffalo’s Visitation Catholic Church

Criminal charges: A 20-count indictment including bank robbery and murder, plus possession of a machine gun, interstate transport of unregistered weapons.

Buffalo address: Bailey Avenue, near William Street

Apprehended: Nov. 4, 1962

Imprisonment: Sentenced to concurrent terms amounting to 40 years; spent a little more than 13 years in prison before parole

Legitimate career: Prolific writer specializing in crime and mystery fiction

Death: Jan. 6, 1996, at age 61

– Charity Vogel