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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'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 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), "Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat" (September 2013), and "Mob Rats - "Gangsters Who Squeal" (May 2014).
Joe Bruno's most recent book is "Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles - The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc."(July 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), and "Chinatown Mob Wars - Two Volume Set - Chinese Illegal Immigrant Smugglers: A Screenplay and Big Fat Fanny - The Biggest Mafia Killer Ever - A Novel (2013)."
"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."
Joe Bruno's Facebook page "Mobsters, Gangs" is at: https://www.facebook.com/mobstersgangs.
What People are saying about Joe Bruno and his books:
Pamela R. Knoblauch "Pam M."
Joe Bruno is the Ultimate Mob Historian I have read a number of Mr. Bruno's books to know that he is the ultimate researcher when it comes to gangsters and the corrupt government agencies involved. His research regarding criminal enterprises is astounding with respect to how he weaves a very detailed yarn that is both informative and entertaining. As a voracious reader, I know that I'm in for a treat whenever I read a book by Joe.
I've read hundreds of books about organized crime. Some good, some not so good. Joe Bruno's has written some of my favorites. I enjoy Mr. Bruno's writing style, lively, informative, and just the right amount of street jargon.
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Joe Bruno probably knows as much as anyone alive about the various mobsters, killers, crooked politicians, and other assorted lowlifes who have inhabited the city of New York since the founding of this country, and he has compiled literally dozens of stories about these men (and a few women, as well) in a sometimes frustrating but mostly fascinating collection of meticulously researched anecdotes, "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps."
I enjoyed learning of the secret history of New York. This underbelly and lawlessness was the world my parents were born and raised in. I can't wait to read more of what Joe Bruno has written.
Chester L Stone
When I see a Joe Bruno title I expect to be entertained and educated and "Mob Rats: Gangsters That Squeal" fills that expectation. Joe Bruno is a combination of a historian, crime reporter and educator. As I have said before reading Joe Bruno is like having a conversation with an old friend.