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Marcello Gumbo and a Big Easy Lagniappe

A mixture of New Orleans and Marcello stories, factoids, rumors and sayings. Everyone knows that Mosca’s Restaurant was Carlos’s favorite place to eat. It became Mosca’s in 1946 and is still in operation today. Prior to 1946 it was called Willswood Tavern. The story goes that Carlos liked the cooking of Provino Mosca so much that he gave the place to him and his wife and even built a small house for them to live…


Bert Rossi: Britain’s Oldest London Gangland Boss

£14.99 + FREE P&P Synopsis 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 ‘Little’ Nicky Scarfo both in England and the United States.. Now Rossi tells of his life of eighty…


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…


Frank Costello: Died On This Day in 1973, Aged 82

Francesco Castiglia, better known to many of us as Frank Costello was born in 1891 and would go on to become “The Prime Minister of the Underworld” and one of the most powerful and influential mob bosses of all time with key political influences and control of a large network of gambling operations. He escaped an assassination attempt in 1957, and led the Luciano Crime Family as an acting boss whilst Luciano was behind bars….


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…


An Interview with Mob Curator Casey McBride (Part 2)

We are welcoming Casey back into the hot seat today to talk about how things have changed since his first interview back in July 2015, when the wheels only just started turning for him in the mob world. You can see his answers to the questions we threw at him back then, right here. Over a short space of time, Casey and his interest in the mob has grown and taken him on some incredible…


Gus Greenbaum: Died On This Day in 1958, Aged 64

Gus was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1894, in the mid 1910’s Gus joined New York Cities Lower East side’s organization, an associate of Meyer Lansky. During Prohibition in the United States were a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages was in place, Greenbaum began working for the Chicago Outfit managing the Trans-America Race wire service. Soon after the beginning of World War 2 Greenbaum was sent to…


Bugsy Siegel: Died On This Day in 1947, Aged 41

Bugsy Siegel was born Benjamin Siegel, on February 28, 1906, in Brooklyn, New York. Siegel was known as one of the most “infamous and feared gangsters of his day”. He was handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page-celebrity gangsters and a huge driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip, Siegel criminal record was staggering, it included armed robbery, rape and murder dating back to his teenage years Siegel befriended…