The Brothers Bulger

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446506141
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: True Crime

The riveting New York Times bestseller by award-winning columnist Howie Carr--now with a stunning new afterword detailing Whitey Bulger's capture. For years their familiar story was of two siblings who took different paths out of South Boston: William "Billy" Bulger, former president of the Massachusetts State Senate; and his brother James "Whitey" Bulger, a vicious criminal who became the FBI's second most-wanted man after Osama Bin Laden. While Billy cavorted with the state's blue bloods to become a powerful political force, Whitey blazed a murderous trail to the top rung of organized crime. Now, in this compelling narrative, Carr uncovers a sinister world of FBI turncoats, alliances between various branches of organized crime, St. Patrick's Day shenanigans, political infighting, and the complex relationship between two brothers who were at one time kings. As the film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, hits theaters, take a deeper dive into the story of the Bulgers, and their fifty-year reign over Boston with Howie Carr's THE BROTHERS BULGER.

The Brothers Bulger

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Warner Books (NY)
ISBN: 0446591580
Release Date: 2014-07-02
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

"A portrait of Boston's infamous Bulger brothers, Whitey and Billy--one as the city's most feared mobster, the other as a power in the Massachusetts State Senate."--Provided by publisher.

The Brothers Bulger

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780446506144
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: True Crime

The riveting New York Times bestseller by award-winning columnist Howie Carr--now with a stunning new afterword detailing Whitey Bulger's capture. For years their familiar story was of two siblings who took different paths out of South Boston: William "Billy" Bulger, former president of the Massachusetts State Senate; and his brother James "Whitey" Bulger, a vicious criminal who became the FBI's second most-wanted man after Osama Bin Laden. While Billy cavorted with the state's blue bloods to become a powerful political force, Whitey blazed a murderous trail to the top rung of organized crime. Now, in this compelling narrative, Carr uncovers a sinister world of FBI turncoats, alliances between various branches of organized crime, St. Patrick's Day shenanigans, political infighting, and the complex relationship between two brothers who were at one time kings. As the film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, hits theaters, take a deeper dive into the story of the Bulgers, and their fifty-year reign over Boston with Howie Carr's THE BROTHERS BULGER.

Hitman

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429992115
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman. For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders—for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled. A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful—as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end...a hitman. The paperback edition of Howie Carr's riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger's dramatic June 2011 capture.. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rifleman

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Frandel Llc
ISBN: 0986037206
Release Date: 2013
Genre: True Crime

Recounts the criminal career of Stevie Flemmi, a Boston gangster who spent forty years outside the law while also serving as an FBI informant and eventually pleaded guilty to ten murders, taken from a lengthy account he gave while in custody.

Hard Knocks

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429988667
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Fiction

Following the lead of Boston crime-thriller writers, New York Times bestselling author and radio sensation Howie Carr delivers Hard Knocks-a hard-hitting tale of survival, betrayal, deceit, and murder...in other words, a fictional odyssey through the last thirty years of crime in Boston. Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-Boston cop, is trying to make ends meet as a private investigator. When a client is killed, execution style, Reilly finds himself in a whole world of pain. Someone wants him dead-but why? To find out, Reilly must weed through thirty years of duplicity, corruption, and killing...a web of politicians dirtier than mobsters and criminals nobler than senators. He needs to uncover the dangerous truth behind the bribery, blood, and backdoor deals that define the highest levels of both organized crime and State House politics-before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ratman

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Frandel Llc
ISBN: 0986037265
Release Date: 2014-04
Genre: Law

Offers a detailed chronicle of the trial of the notorious Boston organized crime figure who was charged with 19 murders after evading capture for sixteen years.

Black Mass

Author: Dick Lehr
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610391689
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: True Crime

Now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp A New York Times Bestseller A Boston Globe Bestseller An ABA Indie Bestseller James “Whitey” Bulger became one of the most ruthless gangsters in US history, and all because of an unholy deal he made with a childhood friend. John Connolly a rising star in the Boston FBI office, offered Bulger protection in return for helping the Feds eliminate Boston's Italian mafia. But no one offered Boston protection from Whitey Bulger, who, in a blizzard of gangland killings, took over the city's drug trade. Whitey's deal with Connolly's FBI spiraled out of control to become the biggest informant scandal in FBI history. Black Mass is a New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, written by two former reporters who were on the case from the beginning. It is an epic story of violence, double-cross, and corruption at the center of which are the black hearts of two old friends whose lives unfolded in the darkness of permanent midnight.

Whitey on Trial

Author: Margaret McLean
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781466835757
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: True Crime

After sixteen years on the lam, infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was finally captured and brought to trial-and what a trial it was: evidence of nineteen gruesome murders, government secrets, FBI corruption, a dead witness, and an unbelievable tale of love. Whitey's machine guns and gangland-style extortions gripped the city of Boston for decades. Investigative journalist Jon Leiberman travelled the world with the FBI's Whitey Bulger task force. Former Boston area prosecutor and legal analyst Margaret McLean witnessed every day of testimony, heard every word uttered in court. Both authors have developed close relationships with the investigators, the lawyers, and Whitey's friends, his fellow mobsters, his victims and their families. In Whitey on Trial, the truth is revealed through trial testimony, interviews with cops, FBI agents, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and members of the jury that ultimately found Bulger guilty on thirty-one counts, including eleven murders. An exclusive letter from Whitey to McLean offers insight into his state of mind immediately following the verdict. Whitey on Trial is the definitive firsthand account of the Whitey Bulger trial. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Killers

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781466805194
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Fiction

Whitey Bulger is gone from Boston, but Bench McCarthy is here to take his place. Bench McCarthy is a thug's thug, a hitman, an underworld jack-of-all-trades running his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while simultaneously handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented, totally obscene mob boss. After years of gangland peace, Bench and Sally suddenly find themselves clay pigeons for unknown hit crews coming at them from every direction. The motives are as murky as the hitmen themselves, but all roads seem to lead back to the State House, where corrupt pols are battling over a bill to legalize billions of dollars' worth of new casinos. In order to stay alive as he puts an end to the uprising, the wisecracking Bench must set aside his objections and enlist the help of Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-cop turned private investigator. The hunter has become the hunted. Killers is a thrilling ride through the dark underbelly of Boston crime and politics that could only have been written by the man novelist James Ellroy calls "the Bacon-Banging Boston Bossman"-Howie Carr, the newspaper columnist on whom Whitey Bulger first put out a contract and then called as a defense witness during his 2013 murder trial in Boston. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Most Wanted

Author: Thomas J. Foley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451663945
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: True Crime

The riveting account of former head of Massachusetts State Police Thomas J. Foley’s twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and of Foley’s key role in exposing the FBI’s protection of Bulger’s criminal empire. June 23, 2011. The news of the notorious gangster Whitey Bulger’s capture—after sixteen years on the FBI’s Most Wanted list—swept the nation. Many breathed a sigh of relief. But for Thomas J. Foley, a former Massachusetts state police colonel and the investigator who sparked Bulger’s flight from Boston, the moment was bittersweet. The FBI may have caught Bulger, but as Foley had painfully discovered almost two decades before, they were also responsible for his escape. It has been known that Whitey Bulger was a secret informant for the FBI, but it has never been revealed—until now—that the FBI was actually actively protecting Bulger from Foley, effectively derailing Foley’s efforts to stop Bulger’s horrific crime sprees time and again. At one point, the FBI even presented Foley with a plaque at a holiday party that read “the Most Hated Man in Law Enforcement,” a not-so-subtle suggestion that he and his team should lay off their investigation. Most Wanted is a true-life thriller, and Foley is the hero at its center. His investigative efforts resulted in criminal convictions of a half-dozen of Boston’s most notorious thugs and also led to the conviction of John Connolly, one of the FBI agents who abetted Bulger; Connolly is now serving a forty-year prison sentence. In this book, Foley, a cop’s cop, honestly recounts how his wide-eyed admiration for the nation’s top law enforcement agency was gradually transformed by dark realities he didn’t want to believe.

Plug Uglies

Author: Howie Carr
Publisher: Frandel Llc
ISBN: 0986037273
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: True Crime

Plug Uglies is a perfect addition to the library of any true-crime fan anywhere.Plug Uglies is the final installment in best-selling author Howie Carr's series about organized crime in Boston. In this book, Howie tells a number of previously untold stories about the famous FBI bugging of the Boston Mafia's headquarters, the merger of the Winter Hill Gang with the Mafia, and the Plymouth Mail Truck robbery. He also includes scores of never-before-seen photos, revealing the private lives of Mob serial killer Jimmy “the Bear” Flemmi and one of Johnny Martorano's long-forgotten victims.The book also includes Whitey Bulger's early military and court records, including the first record of his informing from 1956, FBI Most Wanted posters, and a fascinating series of memos from the Massachusetts State Police detailing the inside story on the hits of the Irish Gang War.

Betrayal

Author: Robert Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429963664
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Jack Nicholson film The Departed didn't tell half of their story. A poor kid from the slums, Robert Fitzpatrick grew up to become a stellar FBI agent and challenge the country's deadliest gangsters. Relentless in his desire to catch, prosecute, and convict Whitey Bulger, Fitzpatrick fought the nation's most determined cop-gangster battle since Melvin Purvis hunted, confronted, and killed John Dillinger. In his crusade to bring Bulger to justice, Fitzpatrick faced not only Whitey but also corrupt FBI agents, along with political cronies and enablers from Boston to Washington who, in one way or another, blocked his efforts at every step. Even when Fitzpatrick discovered the very organization to which he had sworn allegiance was his biggest obstacle, the agent continued to pursue Whitey and his gang . . . knowing that they were prepared to murder anyone who got in their way. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

All Souls

Author: Michael Patrick MacDonald
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807071984
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.