Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime

The Last Godfather The John Gotti Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Gotti was the last great leader of the Gambino crime family, the dominant Sicilian Mafia family of New York. Gotti had his fingers in everything from gambling houses, to drug trafficking, prostitution, to weapons dealing. Gotti originally came to lead the organization in 1985, but had been an enforcer for the mob since the early 70's. We will look at the man, the myth and the legend.
Joseph "Staten Island Joe" Riccobono Murder, Inc. Extortionist-Gambino Family Consigliere
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Riccobono was a Gambino family member whose criminal record dated to 1936. Originally from Palermo, Italy, he was especially close to Sicilian Mafia boss Gaetano Thomas Lucchese. Following Apalachin Riccobono was closely associated with Gambino capo Carmine Lombardozzi. In August 1963 Staten Island Joe was directly linked by federal agents to Lombardozzi, a notorious securities swindler.
William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Bufalino came head to head with Senate Rackets Committee Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy in 1959. Kennedy and committee chairman John McClellan were convinced of Bufalino's ties to organized crime. Bufalino denied this as a witness and sued Kennedy following the conclusion of the Senate proceedings. Bufalino later defended Alan Markowitz, a topless dance club owner, before retiring in 1982.
Joseph "Gus" Colozzo Brooklyn Gambino Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Colozzo (also Colazzo) was a prominent Gambino capo of the 1950s and beyond. In April 1964 Colozzo's name surfaced during a Mafia effort to takeover local labor unions. The mob targeted the Nassau/Suffolk Trades Construction Council headed by John "Buddy" Long. The mobsters frequently met at the Harbor Lights Social Club on L.I. Many Gambinos were close to Carmine Lombardozzi, mob capo.
Ghost People Explanations Volume: 18
Series: Ghost People Explanations. Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Historical as well as current explanations relative to ghost people and words on accomplishment of the task. Also identification of ghost people from history. Volume 18
Mobster Biography - Charles Lucky Luciano
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Charles "Lucky" Luciano was a driving force in the evolution of organized crime. He staged a takeover from the old guard mobsters in the 1930s and remade the criminal world as the National Crime Syndicate with himself occupying one of the seats on The Commission; the committee which governed organized crime in America.
James "Jimmy the Sniff" Vintaloro Lucchese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
James Vintaloro was a Mafia soldier in the syndicate family of Gaetano Lucchese. "Jimmy the Sniff" acquired his nickname from a nervous habit of drawing breaths in short sniffs through his nostrils. Vintaloro was active as a Mafioso in the Bronx, Westchester County and Putnam, NY. He is recorded as a member of the Lucchese family as late as July 1972. In 1971 he was indicted for criminal contempt.
Kelong Kings: Confessions of the world's most prolific match-fixer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Invisible Dog Srl. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world's most prolific match-fixer in football's recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60's, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents, becoming FIFA's most wanted man. Kelong Kings is the ultimate tale about gambling, soccer and fixing, told in the words of the man who made it all happen.
Peter "Pete" Casella Philadelphia Mafia Underboss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In December 1957 Philadelphia mobster Peter "Pete" Casella was badly beaten in a home on Roosevelt Blvd. Shortly before the assault Casella had tossed out an old girl friend who'd taken an impromptu photo in the residence. She returned with 2 men who incited the fracas in which Casella was fiercely beaten and hospitalized. Police feared resumption of rival gangs struggling for supremacy.
The Merger - The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,820. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO "THE LAUNDRYMEN" Crime is no longer bound by borders. International organized crime gangs have formed joint ventures and strategic alliances to become the most dangerous special interest group on the planet. These unholy alliances provide criminal groups with more power, more leverage, more ill-gotten gains.
Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera Bonanno Family Hit Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Thomas Karate Pitera was a methodical killer who dismembered his victims and kept parts of their anatomy, i.e. ears, etc., as trophies. He had a long career with the Bonanno family and was most recently confined to a Federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pitera was a skilled martial arts proponent who preferred killing with a gun. He buried his victims on a Staten Island beach.
Paul "Paulie Zac" Zaccaria Brooklyn Sicilian Mobster Gambino Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Paul Zaccaria was taken into custody in a massive New York City Police raid in which thirty-five hoodlums were arrested. Mob associates connected to the Gambino and Bonanno crime families were seized. The raid was conducted on June 11, 1970. My e-book is helpful for tracing mob ties, Italian ancestry, as well as examining info about the unsolved murder of Zaccaria's father Calogero Carlo Zaccaria.
Americo "Pete" DePietto Chicago Mafia Heroin Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Americo "Pete" DePietto was a central figure in a Chicago drug sting that was carried out in late October 1963. A Lombard, Illinois resident DePietto served as narcotics point man for Chicago's Outfit crime syndicate. He had 5 accomplices, one of whom remained free on bond for another crime. My ebook focuses on DePietto's varied criminal life. He later served an extended stint in Fort Leavenworth.
Frank Erickson Horse Racing Bookie and Mafia Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Erickson was among a triumvirate of gamblers who controlled sports betting at Madison Square Garden and horse racing venues in New York City. In October 1950 the Park Avenue offices of Leonard Erickson, Frank's brother, were raided by the NYPD. Detectives seized a vast number of betting records. Leonard and several of his associates were charged with conspiracy and bookmaking.
The Great Heist - The Story of the Biggest Bank Robbery in History: And Why All the Money Was Returned
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,240. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On a sunny September morning in 1930, six men entered the Lincoln National Bank in Nebraska's capital city armed with revolvers and Thompson submachine guns. In eight minutes they emerged with more than 2.7 million dollars, the largest take of any bank heist in history. This is the story of the search for the bandits, and how all the money was returned.
Colombo and Gambino Mafiosi New York Cigarette Smuggling, Car Theft and Heroin Trafficking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Newsday and the Yonkers Herald-Statesman were among the first newspapers to report the demise of a huge cigarette smuggling ring in 1969. Police, tax agents and Brooklyn District Attorney's office personnel also divulged details of the crime. In one instance a truck carrying smuggled cigarettes was pulled over in Maryland. Some of the same figures involved in this scheme were heroin traffickers.
Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael were victims of Mafia hits in 1986. Their beating deaths occurred soon after they agreed to meet with unidentified parties. Michael ran a restaurant in Oak Park, Illinois. The Spilotro brothers were executed in Bensenville, Illinois and buried in an Enos, Indiana cornfield. Much of my research comes from the investigative reporting of writer Jack Anderson.
Mobster Biography - Albert Anastasia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert “Lord High Executioner” Anastasia was saved from death row by the mafia when he was just a teenager. He rose through the ranks of organized crime by ruthlessly eliminating anyone who stood in his way. Although suspected of involvement in many murders, the “disappearance” of witnesses always meant that he walked free.
John "Baby John" Delutro Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 2009 John Baby John Delutro was part of a group discussion that followed the publication of Jimmy Breslin's "The Good Rat". During a conversation Delutro remarked, "Little Italy's changed. It's all tourists." In April 2014 Delutro was sued by a former waitress who worked for him at his Caffe Palermo. The woman charged the Gambino soldier with sexual harrassment in Manhattan Federal Court.
Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Valenti was an underworld figure whose prominence spanned several decades. From the 1950s until 1972 his influence was apparent in Rochester gangland circles. In fact, even though it was never made official, the Valenti family operated as an independent entity, separate from their Magaddino superiors. Valenti carried out Mafia orders relating to gambling, harness racing, real estate, etc.