"Boston Mob is an opera sung by thugs in polyester suits, cherry red Cadillacs, and cheap sunglasses. With this book, Marc Songini has written an indispensable guide to organized crime in New England."
—Jay Atkinson, author of Legends of Winter Hill and Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man
"With attention to detail both mesmerizing and macabre, Marc Songini delves deep into the sordid but fascinating lives of New England’s most lethal gangsters. Long before James “Whitey” Bulger grabbed the national spotlight, the bad boys of Boston and Providence ran lucrative criminal operations in which gruesome hits were just businesses as usual. Even if you think you know all there is to know about Boston’s murderous gang wars of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an eye opener."
—Stephanie Schorow, co-author with Beverly Ford, The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts
"This book’s a winner. With Boston Mob, Marc Songini guides us on a grand tour of New England organized crime. Rich in telling details, and impeccably researched, Boston Mob offers a fresh and compelling look at the usual suspects, and introduces us to underworld figures that have been long forgotten. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop, because this book reads like a well-wrought thriller. Don't miss it."
—Gary Braver, bestselling and awarding-winning author of Tunnel Vision
"Boston Mob is a brilliant and thoughtful study of the events that helped spawn the Whitey Bulger fiasco within the FBI, both in Boston and beyond. Marc Songini has crafted a riveting tale of narrative nonfiction featuring bad guys from both sides of the law that raises the True Crime genre to heights often aspired to but seldom attained. A splendid historical document as well as a provocative cautionary tale, Boston Mob is equally at home on the mean streets and hallowed halls of justice run amok. A book that hits us in the gut and leaves its indelible mark long after the final page is turned."
—Jon Land, bestselling author of Betrayal
“An admirable attempt to tie together the lies, myths, facts and legends of the 1960s and ’70s war between the Winter Hill Gang and the McLaughlin brothers’ outfit.”- Kirkus Reviews