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Joe Bruno Fights Back!

Posted in crime, criminal, criminals, Drug dealers, famous murders, famous trials, killers, murder, Murder in Greenwich Connecticut, Uncategorized, unsolved murders with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Below is my response to someone called “Amazon Customer” (they never use their real name when they perform hatchet jobs), after he (or she) posted a 1-star review for my new book, “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families Trump the Truth?”

Anyone who knows me personally knows I don’t take bullshit from anyone, even a Kennedy, or a Kennedy “groupie” like the person below appears to be.


The review:

1.0 out of 5 stars
Opinionated rehash of old material
By Amazon Customer
on August 23, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition

This was written by a biased author from his computer terminal. He formulated the Dominic Dunne POV and carefully curated the facts (gossip) surrounding the case. Why not. It worked for Dunne and his boy buddy Mark the disgraced cop Furhman. Too bad, I admired a previous book by Bruno, not knowing much about the case. I happen to be familiar enough with the Moxley case to know Joe created a fiction that he may actually believe.


My reply on Amazon to his (or her) review.

Joe Bruno Sr.

Why do you believe to believe RFK Jr, and not me, Mark Fuhrman, Dominick Dunne and Len Levitt, all of whom have come to the same conclusion; that Michael Skakel is guilty of the murder of Martha Moxley? We have no horses in this race. RFK Jr. is trying to protect a blood cousin.

You call what we have written “fiction,” and RFk Jr.’s book “Framed” you have rated 5 stars and said, “This book proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Fact is indeed stranger than fiction. Utterly amazing the gossip monger Dominique Dunne and his very close friend, disgraced cop Mark Furhman, had such impact upon an innocent man. Kennedy solves the case in this compelling account. One can only hope some justice will be served in the future, that the guilty will be prosecuted and Skakel exonerated.”

You’re doing the same think RFK Jr. does in his book: he paints Michael Skakel as a saint, and everyone else connected with the case is either corrupt, incompetent, or a liar.

This is from a man, RFK Jr., who was found unconscious in an airplane bathroom and subsequently arrested for possession of heroin. As a result, he was fired from his job at the NY City District Attorney’s office, and disbarred for two years. And yet you give him kudos for being credible and say I created a “fiction,” when in fact what I have written in my book is the absolute, unbiased truth, taken from court reports, newspaper accounts, and all available documents pertaining to the case, including the Sutton Report, which was commissioned by Rushton Skakel to find his sons innocent of the murder of Martha Moxley, but produced the exact opposite result.

In addition, you call Mark Fuhrman a “disgraced cop,” but you don’t call RFK Jr. a “disgraced lawyer,” when he shamed his family and the NY City District Attorney’s office with his past criminal behavior.

And why would you believe a man, RFK Jr., who is an admitted serial adulterer, who some people claim was responsible for the suicide death of his second wife, Mary, which happened while he was romancing his third wife?

If a man would lie to his wife, the person who is supposed to be closer and dearer to him that anyone else on earth, how can we trust anything he says?


International Best selling author Joe Bruno’s “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families Trump the Truth?” is now for sale on Amazon.

Posted in biography, crime, criminal, famous trials, Lawyers, murder, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs


Already, it’s ranked #1 on Amazon/United States in both the categories “Hot New Releases – True Crime – Law Enforcement,” and “Hot New releases – True Crime – Hoaxes & Deceptions.”

If you have either Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited, you can read this book for FREE!!

Robert Kennedy’s book on the Moxley Murder Case is nothing but one Kennedy protecting the butt of another Kennedy.

Posted in biography, Book Reviews, crime, Drugs, gangsters, Lawyers, murder, Murder in Greenwich Connecticut, police, reality TV, Uncategorized, unsolved murders with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

This is deeply disturbing.

My book about the Moxley murder case should be out at around the same time as this one: middle of July.

In my book, I say almost everything the opposite of what RFK Jr. says. My heros are his villains. His heros are vile villains. And that troubles me.

The thing is, RFK Jr. has a horse in the race, and I don’t. Michael Skakel is his effing cousin. I don’t know Michael Skakel from the man in the moon.

I approached my book with a clear head. No side-taking. Just the facts as I uncovered them in over a year of research and another six months of writing. And what I uncovered from reading over 30 books (I own them all. Ask my wife, she says their cluttering our house), and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, is that Michael Skakel is as guilty as sin. There is no other possible conclusion, unless Michael Skakel is your cousin, and you’re a Kennedy.

Bill O’Reilly should get his head out of his butt. I know he’s a Kennedy groupie. Most Irish Catholics are. (I bet his family had a framed picture of JFK over the mantlepiece in their home on Levittown, L.I. – We had Sinatra 🙂 )

But saying Michael Skakel is innocent of the murder of Martha Moxley is like saying Judas didn’t betray Jesus. It’s like saying the Japanese didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor. It’s like saying Sinatra couldn’t hold a tune.

But I’m sure RFK is going to try.

He’s got the money. He’s got the name.

But I have the truth.

That’s something the KennedyFamily has avoided since Papa Joe Kennedy was partners with Al Capone and Frank Costello during Prohibition.

By Mark Shanahan GLOBE STAFF JUNE 17, 2016
The cover of author Larry Tye’s new book about Robert F. Kennedy.
The cover of author Larry Tye’s new book about Robert F. Kennedy.
You could fill a small library with all the books written about the Kennedys. And still they keep coming. Clear shelf space for two more.
Former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye has written a standard bio of Robert F. Kennedy, called “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon,” that drops in early July. And Robert F. Kennedy Jr. checks in with “Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent over a Decade in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit,” a book whose publisher at least believes is the “definitive” account of the bizarre case involving the Kennedy cousin.
Tye, whose previous bios include “Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend” and “Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero,” says Bobby Kennedy was a transformative political figure whose evolution is neither well understood nor sufficiently appreciated.
“His story gives us hope that politicians can grow and change,” says Tye. “Maybe even Donald Trump.”
That’s not to say Kennedy and Trump have a lot in common. They don’t. For example, Tye points out that unlike the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who last week revoked the Washington Post’s credentials to cover his campaign, Kennedy had an unusually close relationship with the political media.
“He didn’t duck and cover like Hillary [Clinton] does, and he didn’t trash and banish the way Trump does,” says Tye, whose bio also sheds light on RFK’s relationship with Senator Joseph McCarthy and Kennedy’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The author says he interviewed over 400 people, many of whom have since died.
“Bobby would have turned 90 this year,” says Tye. “This is the last chance to get to these people so they can tell their story.”
The book about Skakel, meanwhile, has been something of a secret. We tried to get our hands on a copy, but Skyhorse Publishing asked us to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which would prevent us from writing about the book before it comes out July 12. (The publisher also has given “Today” and “Dateline” the exclusive.)
What we know is that RFK Jr. doesn’t believe that Skakel did what, in 2002, he was convicted of doing: Killing 15-year-old Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Conn., in 1975. Skakel, whose aunt is RFK’s widow, Ethel Skakel Kennedy, was sentenced to 20 years to life, but in 2013 a judge granted him a new trial and released him on $1.2 million bail.
The new book, which is blurbed by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly — “Americans interested in justice should be captivated by this book” — asserts that Skakel was “railroaded” by “a crooked cop,” “mendacious writers,” a “treacherous family lawyer,” a “narcissistic defense attorney,” a “craven prosecutor gone rogue,” and a whole lot of “perjuring witnesses.”
So, if not Skakel, who committed the murder? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. offers his own theory, which no doubt will lead to even more books.