D. Angelo Ferri


I was a little kid in the 1950's. At first we lived with my mothers parents in their apartment. Sundays meant family dinners, aunts, uncles, cousins. After dinner my brother, my cousins and I would all go out to play. Sometimes we'd head to the Italian pastry shop for lemon ice. All my uncles and my father had fought in World Two, so I heard stories about their experiences from time to time. My mother told me stories about growing up during the depression, seeing Joe Di Maggio play base ball. I loved those old gangster movies and radio shows. I'd watch the Friday night fights with my Uncle Willie and he'd tell me about the boxers. It was a great time to be a kid. I wanted to put all of this into my story. I wanted to remember how things used to be when the family was together. Every Sunday, after dinner the men would play cards. I was fascinated by the way they shuffled the cards and the strategy of the games. Years later I would become a professional Magician. I studied with the great Italian Master Slydini. I re-learned Neapolitan, the dialect I heard growing up. For the past five years I've traveled to Napoli and performed while speaking Neapolitan, which I love. I hope to continue to write and perform.

Smashwords Interview

What are your books about?
Angelo and Maria is a story about two first generation Italian Americans living in 1930's San Francisco. Angelo is a private investigator, Maria is his secretary. It's about their relationship. It's as much about family as it is about Angelo's work as a private investigator.
An Italian American Love Story?
Yes. Its about the love of family, culture, heritage, unconditional love for another person. It's about the journey of two people that truly love one another and their families.
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Gioca Te! How To Play and Win Tresette, Briscola, and Sette e Mezzo (Italian Blackjack)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Learn to play and win Tresette, Briscola, and Sette e Mezza (Italian Blackjack).Use any deck of cards. You'll learn rules,strategy, how to count cards, and how to signal your partner as to what cards you hold. My signaling method is based on the techniques of card sharpers of the 1930’s. Also included: Orologio (The Watch) a fast paced betting game based completely on luck.
Scopa / The Cermak Hit
Price: Free! Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Scopa / The Cermak Hit The story is based upon an actual event, the execution of Giuseppe Zangara and his supposed assassination attempt of President Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bonus Features :D’s Guide to Italian Card Games Scopa and Quindici.
Angelo and Maria, an Italian American Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,990. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Angelo and Maria, an Italian American Love Story traces the lives of San Francisco private investigator Angelo Di Carini, his secretary Maria Ranieri, a local Italian Girl from North Beach, their friends and family; from 1937, to the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Interment of Italians in America during 1942, to the early days of World War Two.

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