A Bloody Business (Paperback)
Not Yet Published
The real story, unvarnished and uncensored, of the Mob's rise to power during Prohibition.
The Italian Mob...the Jewish Mob...you've read the stories, you've watched the movies, you know the names: Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone. But you've never seen it like this before. Informed by more than 40 hours of interviews with the man the FBI called the oldest living Godfather in America, Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo, before his death in Florida at the age of 96, this novel tells the real story, unvarnished and uncensored, of the Mob's rise to power.
About the Author
Dylan Struzan began working on A BLOODY BUSINESS in 1995, shortly after meeting Jimmy Alo in retirement in Florida, and she spent the next twenty years researching and writing the book. It is her first novel. She has also written the text of OEUVRE, a book collecting the iconic movie art of her husband of more than 50 years, Drew Struzan. Together with Drew, Dylan has spent the past several decades immersed in the world of Hollywood writers, directors, and musicians, counting as family friends the likes of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Guillermo del Toro.
Dylan Struzan has delivered a soaring treat for those of us who love mobster history, a sprawling saga drawn not from rumor or recycled myth, but directly from the horse’s mouth. Her exploration of mob life and the shadow empires the bootleggers built is an exhilarating rush, a must-read.
-- Frank Darabont, director of THE GREEN MILE and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
“Just in time for the 100th anniversary…this crime saga thunders along with the authority of an erupting Tommy gun.” - Publishers Weekly
“one of the best things the Hard Case imprint has done. Hugely recommended.” - Atomic Junkshop