“In the same way that J. Anthony Lukas’s Common Ground is essential to understanding Boston's racial history, Whitey Bulger is an authoritative treatise on the city's late-20th-century underworld.” (Sean Flynn - Boston Globe)
“A great read…So many terrific, amazing stories.” (Dave Davies - NPR's Fresh Air)
“Riveting.” (The Economist)
“Easily the best story about crime I've read.” (Jimmy Breslin, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight and The Good Rat)
“This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger. As much social documentary as riveting crime story, the book is a masterwork of reporting by Cullen and Murphy. I couldn’t put it down.” (Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Black Box)
“This is the Whitey Bulger book by the two expert journalists who know the turf best.” (Michael Patrick MacDonald, best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie)
About the Author
Shelley Murphy has covered Whitey Bulger and organized crime in Boston since 1985, beginning at the Boston Herald and moving to the Globe in 1993. She has won a George Polk Award for National Reporting.