While lurking in local restaurants or just around the corner inside that inconspicuous building, countless criminals have quietly and not so quietly made their mark on Boston. Drawing upon years of research and an extensive collection of rare photographs, Emily Sweeney sheds light on how gang violence unfolded during Prohibition, how the Italian mafia rose to power, and how the Gustin Gang came to be. She also uncovers little-known facts about well-known crime figures.
Emily Sweeney has written for the Boston Globe since 2001 and is also the author of Boston Organized Crime. She appeared in Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie, and The Departed, a documentary feature on the DVD of the Oscar-winning movie The Departed. Her website is www.bostonorganizedcrime.com.