Since we have been in lockdown for the past 3 months, I have been catching up on the stack of books that fans and readers have sent me over the past years. I just finished this cool book by Detroit Crime History Kingpin Scott M. Burnstein. 5 STARS
Scott M. Burnstein is an attorney, journalist, and organized crime historian. He is the author of Motor City Mafia: A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit and Family Affair: Greed, Treachery, and Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia. He is the co-author (with Phil Leonetti) of Mafia Prince: Inside America s Most Violent Mafia Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra.
Scott, as you can see, wears a ton of hats, author, tv personality, newspaper reporter, documentary film collaborator, and true crime historian. I trust his information explicitly and believe me he knows all...
This book filled in a ton of blanks I had about crimes in Detroit. Check it out and follow Scott online too.
The Detroit True Crime Chronicles is a REAL Detroit kind of publication. It chronicles the rich history of criminal organizations and their activity in the Motor City.
Scott is amazing as a researcher and his book's focus is on the city's local Mafia, key mobsters, drug kingpins, serial killers, and unsolved crimes. Readers who crave Detroit crime history (like me) will be taken inside the city for dramatic tales of intrigue, betrayal, and murder.
The Detroit True Crime Chronicles sets forth the rich history of criminal activity in the Motor City. Using information from declassified federal documents and many firsthand accounts, the book focuses on the city s local Mafia, key mobsters, drug kingpins, serial killers, and unsolved crimes.
Included in this comprehensive account of criminal life in Michigan s great border city are the stories of Ernie the Greek Kanakis, Henry Blaze Marzette, Eddie Jackson, Baby Ray Peoples, Demetrius Holloway, Butch Jones, Leroy Buttrum, Frank Nitti Usher, Maserati Rick Carter, Rocking Reggie Brown, Wonderful Wayne Davis, Young Boys Inc. (YBI), Murder Row, Best Friends, Pony Down, John Wolfenbarger, Billy Wadd Smith, Harry Taco Bowman, Tony Jack Giacalone, Frankie the Bomb Bommarito, Singing Sam Cattalanotte, the Purple Gang and the Burnstein Brothers, Black Bill Tocco, Joseph Legs Laman, Christopher Busch, the Chaldean Mafia, the Chambers brothers, Joe Uno and Tony Z Zerilli, Black Jack Tocco, Papa John Priziola, Machine Gun Pete Corrado, Jimmy Q Quasarano, Gentleman John Claxton, Carmine The Doctor Lombardozi, Angelo The Chairman Meli, Frankie Three Fingers Coppola, Cockeyed Joe Catalanotte, the Badalamenti Group, Benedetto Evangelista, Bobby The Animal La Puma and, of course, Jimmy Hoffa.
No other American city can boast such a cavalcade of remarkable criminal characters. Scott Burnstein has brought them all together in one unforgettable book.