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.
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