• The Detroit True Crime Chronicles

  • Tales of Murder & Mayhem in the Motor City
  • By: Scott M. Burnstein
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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By: Scott M. Burnstein
Narrated by: Charles Constant
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Publisher's summary

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.

©2013 Scott M. Burnstein (P)2021 Tantor