The Detroit True Crime Chronicles by Scott M. Burnstein
Tales of Murder and Mayhem in the Motor City

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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.
 

About Scott M. Burnstein

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SCOTT BURSTEIN 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 coauthor (with Phil Leonetti) of Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Mafia Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Camino Books, Inc.. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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Burnstein (Family Affair: Greed, Treachery, and Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia) illuminates the organized crime elements of Detroit, generally of a lower profile than those in cities like New York, Chicago, and Providence. He talks about the Motor City's Italian-American mob, whereby the family bu...

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Burnstein (Family Affair: Greed, Treachery, and Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia) illuminates the organized crime elements of Detroit, generally of a lower profile than those in cities like New York, Chicago, and Providence. He talks about the Motor City's Italian-American mob, whereby the family bu...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of The Detroit True Crime Chroni...

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