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A son’s search for his mother reveals her secret life with mobsters, assassins,

... and her never ending love.

In "Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals," Rose's only son, Michael Marcades, pieces together the fragments of Rose's troubled life - involving substance abuse, prostitution, and violence - to reveal startling truths about the events leading up to the assassination of President John Kennedy and what Rose may have known. Based on true events, JFK Lancer's "Gathering Fallen Petals" is an incredible and historically accurate account of one woman's struggle to overcome her demons.

Written with Norma Kirkpatrick   Foreword by J. Gary Shaw

Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals


Praise For Rose Cherami

“Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals” traces the lifelong travail of Melba Christine Youngblood (later known as Rose Cherami) as she endures childhood abuse at the hands of a brutal father, and a lifelong addiction to heroin, sex ,and alcohol. The brilliant realism of the section on “Crit’s” two year stint at Angola, the Louisiana State Prison, is alone worth the price of admission. I’ve visited Angola myself and can testify to the credibility of its astonishing detail. Expect nightmares. Although Crit manifests little ability to comprehend the long term consequences of her lack of moral stamina, you will sympathize with her. You will be offered a window into the life of a character in the swirling conspiracies, and “Rose” is given the respect and sympathy that she deserves. This book will linger with you.

— Joan Mellen, author
“A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History”


Extraordinary, mostly never before seen photos, and a valuable document annex accompany Michael Marcades' narrative about his search for his mother, a time-consuming, courageous, and honest undertaking which gives us a picture of this unfortunate woman warts and all.

— Jim DiEugenio. author, specialist in the Garrison Investigation. Website






Dr. Michael Marcades

Michael Marcades

Norma Kirkpatrick

Norma Kirkpatrick

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ISBN: 978-0-9883050-1-4
ePub: 978-0-9883050-7-6
1st Printing October 2016
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