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Gene Mustain

Born: 1948 in Pensacola, Florida
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Mustain was raised in Waukegan, Illinois. He lived in Lake County 1961-1977 and in Cook County 1977-1986.

Biography: In the early 80's Gene was a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He relocated and worked for the New York Daily News from 1986 through 1999, when he joined the teaching staff at the University of Hong Kongand was the Director of the Reporting & Writing Programme & Senior Teaching at the University.Today he is the president of Geneworks and does writing and editing services of many types -- from ghost writing to doctoring manuscripts to preparing speeches.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Gene Mustain on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Gotti :
ISBN: 0451406818 OCLC: 34758336

Penguin Group, New York, N.Y. : ©1996.

In this year's most explosive true crime thriller, the authors expose the dark underside of New York's organized crime syndicate and its undisputed leader, John Gotti. Boldly written and masterfully paced, this book gives all of the incredible details behind the downfall of America's most famous and fascinating gangster since Al Capone.

  Mob star :
ISBN: 0140117547 OCLC: 19811576

Penguin, Harmondsworth : 1989, ©1988.

Mob star :
ISBN: 0028644166 OCLC: 50479375

Alpha Books, Indianapolis, IN : ©2002.

He was a little-known wiseguy out of Howard Beach, Queens, who blasted his way into the public eye with the assassination of Gambino Family boss Paul Castellano in December 1985, a rubout that's the stuff of Mafia legend. Ruthless, cunning, and tougher than the streets that produced him, John Gotti seized control of the nation's most powerful crime family, beat the law on rap after rap, and became an American legend. First published in 1988 and fully revised and updated for this edition,

Murder machine
ISBN: 9780091941123 OCLC: 720550534

Ebury, London : 2011.

Meet the DeMeo gang - the most deadly killers the Mafia has ever known. They started out as a small-time Brooklyn corner crew, but once the killing started it didn't stop. They became the hitmen of choice for their Mafia bosses, who came to know, use, and utimately to fear them. -- bacxk cover.

Murder machine :
ISBN: 0451403878 OCLC: 28468615

Onyx, New York : ©1993.

Examines what many believe to be the most deadly hit gang in organized crime, the DeMeo gang.