Wednesday October 13, 7pm – True Crime
George Anastasia author of Philadelphia True Noir: Kingpins, Hustles and Homicides ($17.95 Camino Books)
In these pages you’ll find the true noir stories that have bubbled up under the magnifying glass of a 30-year veteran reporter at the The Philadelphia Inquirer. It’s a fascinating look into the minds, crimes, fates, and lives of Philadelphia’s most intriguing criminals. The stories presented here are true slices of life taken from an underworld where people don’t play by the rules and where the good guys don’t always win. These are real-life stories about wiseguys and drug dealers, con men and murders. So sit back and enjoy this illuminating look into the dark world of Philadelphia True Noir. GEORGE ANASTASIA, a veteran reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor, which Jimmy Breslin called “the best gangster book ever written.
“…one of the most respected crime reporters in the country.” 60 Minutes
“Forget about pulp fiction; what Anastasia churns out is pulp nonfiction.” Tom McGrath, Phila. Weekly