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10 Famous Sites & Hangouts From Detroit’s Dark Past

The past is always present in the future, but sometimes the past can easily be disguised. Take Detroit for example, a city that has a dark and violent history that isn’t always present to the eye today. The truth is, that some of the iconic landmarks around the fourth-largest city in the Midwest, hold secrets from the past, hidden behind some of these forgotten sites and hangouts. Most notable the Purple Gang, a group of…


Ace in the Hole Hoodies: Due for Release June 2017

Our new limited edition hoodies are now available on pre-order. We have only had a few of these made so you will be owning something very unique, but youse gotta be quick, because once they are gone, they are gone! Available in Medium: 38 – 40 inch chest. FREE Tracked and Insured Shipping to the UK and US. FRONT & BACK Buying in the UK? UK Medium £39.99 GBP Buying in the USA? US Medium…


Scarface Remake Casts New Tony Montana

Easily one of the most iconic gangster films of all time, Scarface is about to get a new make over. Despite those that may prefer the film in its original incarnation, it appears a remake is definitely happening. Who is being cast as Scarface, I hear you ask? Star Wars star Diego Luna is already attached to the project. According to a report from Variety, the new Scarface will be set in Los Angeles and…


Bert Rossi’s New Book – Release Dates & Alerts

A reporter from a television company once said he thought I’d killed as many as 11 people both here and in the States…Bastard. The most successful criminal is the one who keeps out of the limelight and Bert Rossi fits that description like a glove. Born in the London slums post-WWI, in the 1960s Rossi became the London representative of Angelo Bruno head of the Philadelphia mafia travelling and working for him, Meyer Lansky and…


Exclusive Preview: To Be a King by Gunner Lindbloom

To Be a King is out for release on March 31, 2017 and follows in the footsteps of Omnio “King” Falcone as a brilliant young Mafioso who takes on the Detroit Syndicate, the Motor City’s resident Mafia faction, in this captivating new novel. We spoke to the author, Gunner Alan Lindbloom, who had some more exciting news when he told us that: “I’ll be sending signed excerpts to the first 500 people who purchase the book.”…


The Mafia Quiz of the Year 2016 – Results

The results are in, and 202 people took part in the quiz. Congratulations to the top 10 who all scored 81 out of 100 questions correct or more, especially ‘William’ who bagged top spot with 89/100 answers. You are now crowned as the ultimate Mafia guru. Do you think you can score more and break into the 90’s? Take the quiz here. Name Results William 89 / 100  Ruairi 88 / 100 Barry B 88…


The Kansas City Mob Tour App by Gary Jenkins

Most of you that follow the NCS will already be familiar with the name Gary Jenkins. We first interviewed the former Kansas City Intelligence Unit Detective and owner of Gangland Wire, back in July 2015. Since then we teamed up with him and he has become a big part of the team here at the NCS. Now, if you live in or around Kansas City and express an interest in the Mafia then you really…


“There is no Mafia”, said FBI’s Director J. Edgar Hoover

Until the Alapachin Meeting in 1957, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in complete denial about the existence of the Italian Mafia, beginning with the explicit order of his director J. Edgar Hoover. For more than 20 years, this office focused on other public enemies as the likes of John Dillinger, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, “Baby-Face” Nelson, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis or Thomas “Machine Gun” Kelly. The main focus on Hoover’s agenda, though, was “the communist threat”….


9 Restaurants Where Mobsters Were Whacked

For many years, mobsters met at steakhouses and various other restaurants around the cities that they ran, and more often than not, it would be their final meal before they were gunned down in the very restaurant with who they were dining within. Nuovoa Villa Tammaro Restaurant 2715 W 15th St, Coney Island – April 15th 1933 Giuseppe “Joe the Boss” Masseria’s favorite restaurant was Nuovoa, it was a hit for lovers of seafood, on…


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Record An Opening Podcast Announcement For Gangland Wire

One of the team here at the NCS, Former Kansas City Police Officer, Gary Jenkins, who also runs the very successful Gangland Wire, is giving you the chance to get your voice on his podcast show. All you need to do is record an opening announcement for the show, that he can use and send to ganglandwire@gmail.com. Yes, it really is as simple as that. Simply record yourself saying: “My name is ________ from ________…


Mafia Christmas Ideas: Card Games, Shot Glasses and More

It’s nearly that time of the year where the holidays start and we thought we would give you a helping hand to finding the best Mafia gifts that you can send to friends, family, and loved ones. So, feast your eyes on these… Mafia the Party Game – $12.99 This Mafia card set is all you need to play Mafia in style. It comes with 36 cards, instruction manual, and a logo pouch. Mug Shots…