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·         Beyond Reasonable Doubt examines how conspiracy theories developed after publication of the Warren Commission's 1964 report into the circumstances surrounding the JFK assassination. Using the evidence compiled by the commissioners, the authors demonstrate how and why the report was rejected by the American public over the past decades and how conspiracy theorists have propagated a false history of the assassination.

·         Beyond Reasonable Doubt provides new and compelling evidence which reveals not only Oswald's guilt, but his clear motive which was never satisfactorily addressed by the Warren Commission investigation.

·         Using police files, FBI files, government reports, newspaper archives, court records and JFK assassination archival material the authors challenge important allegations that conspirators implemented a vast cover-up of the crime.

·         The authors also examine new evidence which points the finger of guilt at Fidel Castro's intelligence agents who purportedly met with Oswald in the months before the assassination and were allegedly the true authors of the crime.

·         Beyond Reasonable Doubt includes a new examination of the JFK acoustics evidence by JFK researcher Michael O'Dell.


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"Mel Ayton's and David Von Pein's mutinously researched, readable book, shows.... how the public has been fooled into accepting theories built around nothing more than misinterpretation of evidence and crude speculation. ..."  J. Patrick O'Connor, Editor of Crime Magazine

"This book is a solid, readable and well balanced introduction to the JFK murder, from a lone assassin perspective." John McAdams, author of JFK Assassination Logic : How To Think About Claims Of Conspiracy and the Editor of The Kennedy Assassination website

 "Beyond Reasonable Doubt' is co-authored by two of my favourite assassination writers/commentators. For me, Ayton and Von Pein are a dream-ticket. Ayton is studious and measured whilst Von Pein is battle-hardened and caustic. Ayton's academic credentials, allied with Von Pein's years of ferocious, on-line exchanges with the baying masses of the Lee Harvey Oswald fan-club, have come together in this outstanding book. This meeting-of-minds is the iron fist inside the velvet glove of assassination writing.....Do I like or love this book? I love it! Readers who are grounded in provable facts and common-sense will love it to" Barry Ryder





Justice Denied Bermuda's Black Militants, the 'Third Man' and the Assassinations of a Police Chief and Governor is the first full account of the 1972/1973 assassinations of Bermuda's Governor and Police Chief. Justice Denied points the finger of guilt at a faction of the black militant group, led by the 'Third Man', who controlled the convicted assassins. The author names the Bermuda businessman, a convicted drug dealer, who assisted the assassins in financing their political aims through drug deals and bank robberies. He also concludes that the real story about the assassinations was 'whitewashed' by consecutive Bermudian Governments in the interests of racial harmony. 


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"Mel Ayton, who has written extensively on political assassinations in the United States, now has ventured where no other writer has. With his latest book, Dark Soul of the South, he delves into the world of a racial serial killer and attempted assassin of Hustler magazine's Larry Flynt and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. While many believe that the ugly precepts of racism expired with the successes of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, Ayton's in-depth study of the activities of those such as Franklin is a reminder that the demise of racism was,and still is, somewhat premature." Larry A. Sneed, author of "No More Silence: An Oral History of the Assassination of President Kennedy".

"With his latest well-written book, about the racist killer John Paul Franklin-along with his other works, particularly his important book about the 1968 murder of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy-Mel Ayton has staked his claim as one of the finest true-crime writers in the business. His portrayal of right-wing fanatic Franklin is both chilling and enlightening, as it chronicles the murderer's past crimes while seeming to give warning about other individuals, also motivated by their sick views of American politics, who might follow in his wake. Ayton's disciplined attention to detail in his story is investigative journalism at its very best." Dan Moldea, author of The Hoffa Wars

 "Mel Ayton's books on the Kennedy and King assassinations exhibited a great clarity of mind and scrupulous regard for the facts. He now brings these all-too-rare tools to a grim story about the underside of American society".Max Holland, author of The Kennedy Assassination Tapes

"In this chilling but important book, Mel Ayton examines the case of a man who-despite being a murderer, would-be assassin of public figures, and white supremacist-remains a hero to many Americans, and that's probably the most shocking fact of all."Paul Donnelley, author of 501 Most Notorious Crimes and Assassins and Assassinations in World History. 

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Dallas 1963 : What really happened?

In a thoroughly researched book, published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the assassination, British historian Mel Ayton examines the multitude of conspiracy theories put forward over the past 40 years and exposes how decades of misinformation have distorted the public perception of 'the crime of the century' - to the detriment of the genuine historical record.

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Intense controversy surrounds the legacy of the three Kennedy brothers.In Questions of Controversy, Mel Ayton has sorted fact from fiction and established the truth about this tragedy-laden family.His work concentrates on:

The Bay of Pigs affair

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The assassination attempts against Fidel Castro

JFK's relationship with Marilyn Monroe

JFK's alleged links to the mafia

JFK's relationship with Judith Campbell Exner and his friendship with Frank Sinatra

Robert Kennedy and the Vietnam War

RFK's alleged affair with Marilyn Monroe

RFK's assassination

Edward Kennedy and the Camelot Legacy

The Kennedys and J Edgar Hoover.

His research about RFK and the Vietnam War was described by JFK aide, Professor Arthur M Schlesinger, as "persuasive".

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                              Senator Edward M. Kennedy with the author in 1988 and 1994

A Racial Crime is the first full account of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder based on the FBI's assassination files, the 1976-1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation, the 2000 US Justice Department Report, the 1998 Memphis Attorney General's investigation, and the previously classified James Earl Ray Scotland Yard file. The book is an investigation into the circumstances of the assassination, the evidence against the convicted assassin, James Earl Ray, and a review of the conspiracy theories which have been promoted for nearly 50 years.



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