Thursday, November 19, 7pm
St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Michael Cannell
Video premiere: November 19, 7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/hectv
Michael Cannell, "A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc."
Bestselling author Michael Cannell presents a riveting true-crime history of 1940’s mafia. In the fall of 1941, a momentous trial was underway that threatened to end the careers and lives of New York’s most brutal mob kingpins. The lead witness, Abe Reles, had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc., the enforcement arm of a coast-to-coast mob network. Reles’ story--from street punk to murder chieftain to stool pigeon, ending with his fateful death on a Coney Island rooftop--resurrects a time when crime became organized crime: a world of money and power, depravity and corruption.
Signed copies of the book are available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pickup and shipping available.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.