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Another 5-star review for “Mob Rats – Gangsters Who Squeal – Volume 1 (Kindle Edition)”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Another 5-star review for “Mob Rats – Gangsters Who Squeal – Volume 1 (Kindle Edition)” That makes it six out of six.

*****

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very informative and Joe gives the facts, August 16, 2014
By ED – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mob Rats – Gangsters Who Squeal – Volume 1 (Kindle Edition)
Great book, very informative and Joe gives the facts which make for fast reading, can’t wait for the next book.

*****

What Makes a Rat, a Rat?

Mathew J. Mari – New York City Criminal Attorney for 37 years

Contrary to popular opinion, rats are born and not made.

People think law enforcement ‘turns’ people into rats by persuading them to ‘turn state’s evidence,’ as the old saying goes. There is a difference between the verb ‘rat,’ which is what a lot of people do, and the noun ‘rat,’ which is what a lot of people are.

Real men don’t rat because they still have to look at themselves in the mirror. The reason they don’t rat is not because of some oath of silence (omerta), or because they are afraid of being killed, but because they simply ARE NOT RATS. The people who rat (the verb) do it because they ARE RATS (the noun). The people who rat were born rats and simply do what they were born to do when the circumstances benefit them.

It’s really that simple.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5ASPP2

 

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“New York City’s You Can Now Preorder on Amazon.com “Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever! [Kindle Edition]”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Amazon.com had made it possible to pre-order my next Kindle book “New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever! [Kindle Edition]”

It should be ready to be published in a week or so. If you wish to pre-order the book, click on the link below

New York City's Five Points The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

New York City's Five Points The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

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Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated” is free today at Amazon.com

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated” is free today at Amazon.com

To grab your FREE Kindle copy, click the link below.

*****
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

When it comes to murder and mayhem, there has never been a more fertile backdrop than the mean streets of New York City.

Whether it was murder for profit, or a contract hit ordered by mob bosses, or maybe just a simple hit because the killer didn’t like the victim’s face (this happens more often than you think), there have been more dead bodies deposited in the gutters of New York City than on the streets of any other city in the world. This is in addition to the thousands of murder victims whose bodies “did a Houdini”; or in other words – disappeared.
Most people enjoy reading about a gruesome murder – the bloodier the better. Besides the casual civilian reveling in the miseries of others, certain killers also enjoy reading about their achievements in the press. Other killers couldn’t care less about the notoriety, but instead view the publicity as a method of convincing potential victims if they don’t cough up the cash requested, or do the right thing in other matters; their mutilated bodies might wind up on the front page of the newspapers, too.
Then there is the psyche of the killer himself. Usually, the killer’s first hit makes little psychological impact on him. He doesn’t enjoy it too much, but he figures if this is to be his business of choice, he had better get used to the blood and gore, or slide into another line of work.
However, certain killers enjoy the act of killing so much, they have no qualms about carving up some poor soul’s throat and torso (or maybe both), then celebrating the hit by devouring a rare roast beef sandwich, minutes after slicing his victim into the hereafter.
In highlighting the most prolific killers in the history of New York City if not the world, this book starts with the bloody Black Hand and then pitches forward a decade later to the Boys from Brownsville, who morphed into the greatest death machine in the history of America: Murder Incorporated, better known as Murder Inc.
So fire up your Kindle, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the most vicious killers ever to prowl the streets of New York City.

However – a word of caution. While reading, stay away from rare roast beef sandwiches, dripping in blood.
They might not go down too well.

Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple - From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated

Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple – From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated

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Another 5-star review for “The Wrong Man: Who Ordered The Murder Of Gambler Herman Rosenthal And Why.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Another 5-star review for “The Wrong Man: Who Ordered The Murder Of Gambler Herman Rosenthal And Why.”
5.0 out of 5 stars
Powerful read!
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition

“The Wrong Man: Who Ordered The Murder Of Gambler Herman Rosenthal And Why” by Joe Bruno is an excellently written account of the murder of the title and the court case that followed. Written in a gripping narrative this reads as easily as a compelling thriller.

Clearly well researched and confident about court proceedings at the times and about the facts, the author tells the story of what may have been a great miscarriage of justice. The fact that this has actually happened exactly 100 years ago but is about real people and events had a huge impact on me during the read.

The author did well with holding back his own conclusions until the end with great journalistic skill. Short and concise this is a great and powerful read.

*****

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2012 is the 100-year anniversary of the murder of small-time gambler Herman Rosenthal – the most celebrated murder of its time. Make no mistake, there are no good guys here; no innocent victims. The fact is Bald Jack Rose, a well-known New York City criminal, framed crooked New York City police lieutenant – Charles Becker – for the killing of stool pigeon Herman Rosenthal.
People in the underworld cheered the death of Rosenthal; he was disliked that much. But that doesn’t negate the fact that the wrong man sat in Sing Sing’s electric chair for ordering Rosenthal’s murder, while the man who framed Becker – and orchestrated the murder of Rosenthal himself – walked away a free man.

“The Wrong Man” explains how this all transpired.

*****

The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why

The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why

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Joe Bruno has 5 of the top 20 ranked books, and 9 of the first 32 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Joe Bruno has 5 of the top 20 ranked books, and 9 of the first 32 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/6361568011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_5_last

 

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“Snakeheads: Chinese Illegal Immigrant Smugglers – A Screenplay” is FREE today on Amazon.com.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Snakeheads: Chinese Illegal Immigrant Smugglers – A Screenplay” is FREE today on Amazon.com.

To snatch your free copy, click the link below.

*****

Snakeheads are the worst human beings known to man.

Snakeheads are Chinese gangsters, based both in China and in the United States, who smuggle Chinese immigrants into the United States.

The price is not cheap; $50,000 a head. And the process is brutal.

Because the Chinese people who yearn for a better life are dirt poor, a small percentage of the smuggling money is paid up front to the Snakeheads. However, the collection of the balance is certain; or bad things happen to the illegal Chinese immigrants: beatings, torture, and sometimes even death.

When they arrive in America, the illegal immigrants work in Chinese restaurants, for pennies an hour. They labor in hot kitchens for 12-18 hours a day, and after work, they are chained in a filthy room so they cannot escape.

If one of them does manage to escape, their relatives in China are punished instead.

Snakeheads” is set in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where the Italian-American mob tries to horn in on the immense profits generated by the Snakeheads’ human smuggling operation. The Italians want their piece of the action, and the Chinese gangsters resist – violently.

Thrust into the middle of this warfare is an Italian-America detective, who falls in love with a Chinese businesswoman. Together, they attempt to eradicate the villains who profit on the backs of the poor illegal Chinese immigrants.

Front Cover: Chinatown’s Bayard Street Park House with Tombs City Prison in the Background

*****

Snakeheads - A Screenplay

Snakeheads – A Screenplay

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The first review for ‘Abe “Kid Twist” Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc.” is a 5-star review!

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

The first review for ‘Abe “Kid Twist” Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc.” is a 5-star review!

5.0 out of 5 stars
Another great one!
August 9, 2014
By lcook0825
This review is from: Abe “Kid Twist” Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc. (Kindle Edition)

“As with all the other Bruno books it was hard to put this one down. Great story about a storied time in USA history. I live in New York so the places were places I have been many times. Keep up the good work Joe and I will keep reading. Thanks a lot.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MBNAKWW”

 

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