Who Doesn't Love a Mafia Kingpin..in a book! Organized crime month!

You've seen the movie, check out a Nicholas Pileggi book. Choose from Wiseguy (basis for Goodfellas) or Casino. If you'd like to salute St Patrick with tales of the Irish mob, pick The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century by Howie Carr.

McMafia: a Journey through the Global Underworld by Misha Glenny is onger than a typical selection, but totally fascinating. In you're more drawn to criminals who prize cleverness over violence, try The Great Pearl Heist: London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace, by Molly Caldwell Crosby.

Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System by Roberto Saviono was a massive best seller in Italy.

If you're a Sopranos superfan, tryThe Sopranos: The Complete Book by Brett Martin.

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  • Anne

    A good time was had by all talking about Gomorrah, The Great Pearl Heist, and The Bookmaker.

    March 19, 2013

  • Mordecai

    Hi. I just joined. Can't make it tonight, but hope to do so soon.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make this weekday meetup because of work. Have fun!

    March 15, 2013

  • Beverly

    Started Gomorrah, see you all next week!

    March 14, 2013


    I can't go. I will be away on vacation. I read Gomorrah and it was fascinating!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be unable to attend this bookclub meeting.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have go out of town and will not be able to make it this time.

    February 28, 2013

  • Anne

    Here's another selection, suggested by a member:The Bookmaker: A Memoir of Money, Luck, and Family from the Utopian Outskirts of New York City http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4067554

    February 26, 2013


    Not sure which book yet. Maybe McMafia.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will try to make it but often have to work nights. Looking forward to reading the "The Great Pearl Heist" either way!

    January 14, 2013

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