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Mathew J. Mari, New York City criminal lawyer for 38 years, says, "Joe Bruno and I grew up in the same neighborhood on the Lower East Side of New York City. We met and know the most of the same people, some of whom are alleged to be organized crime figures. And I emphasize the word 'alleged.'
"That's why Joe Bruno's insight and style makes it easy for the reader to understand the colorful yet brutal characters that dominated the crime scene in America for two centuries. He knows what he's talking about because he's lived through it. Joe Bruno's mob books are 'A composite of characters and events, which weaves the denizens of the underworld with the rich history of New York City, as well as in other parts of the country.'"
Joe Bruno says, "I agree wholeheartedly with Mathew J. Mari's assessments.
And Matty, thanks for the kind words. The check is in the mail."
Joe Bruno's five-part series "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps," finished runner-up in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Ebook Awards in the category "Nonfiction."
A Vietnam veteran in the United States Navy, Joe Bruno started out in the newspaper business in the mid 1970s as a sports columnist for the New York Tribune. Bruno's sports articles have also appeared in the Middletown Record, Penthouse Magazine, Razor Magazine, Boxing Today, Boxing World, International Boxing, Referee Magazine, Inside Boxing, the Cyberboxingzone and Travelgolf.com.
In 1997-98, Bruno was the host of a weekday drive-time sports-talk radio show in Sarasota, Florida on WQSA 1220 called "In the Know with Joltin' Joe."
In 2000, Bruno's first novel Angel of Death was published by iUniverse.com. Bruno's second novel "Find Big Fat Fanny Fast" was published in 2010. "Snakeheads: Chinese Illegal Immigrant Smugglers - A Screenplay" was published in 2013.
Bruno's true book crime book "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 1 - New York City" was published in June 2011. Other books in this series include, "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 2 - New York City" (December 2011), "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 3 - New York City" (March 2012), "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps - Volume 4" (December 2012), and "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 5 - Girlfriends and Wives" (April 2013).
Other true crime books by Joe Bruno include, "Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple - From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated" March 2012), "The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal & Why" (May 2012), "Mob Wives - Fuhgeddaboudit!" (August 2012) and "Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat" (September 2013).
Joe Bruno's most recent book is "Mob Rats - "Gangsters Who Squeal" (May 2014) and "Joe Bruno's Mob Rats - Two Volume Set" (June 2014).
Boxed sets written by Joe Bruno include, "Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Two Volume Set," (December 2013) "Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Three Volume Set" (March 2013), "Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Five Volume Set" (April 2013), "Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Six Volume Set" (September 2012), and "Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Eight Volume Set" (April 2013). Snakeheads: Chinese Illegal Immigrant Smugglers - A Screenplay -- Big Fat Fanny: The Biggest Mafia Killer Ever - A Novel - Two Book boxed Set" (2013). "Joe Bruno's Mob Rats - Two Volume Set" (2014).
"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps Volumes 1-5" are consistently ranked in the top 100 on Amazon in the genre "Organized Crime," as is "Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Six Volume Set," and "Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple."
Visit Joe Bruno's website at: josephbrunowriter.com, or at mobstersgangs.com.
Joe Bruno's Blog is at http://joebrunoonthemob.wordpress.com/.
Joe Bruno's Facebook page "Mobsters, Gangs" is at: https://www.facebook.com/mobstersgangs.