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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No happy ending

On this date in 1929 small time hustler Joe Mondello got his. Joe's angle was selling tickets to spaghetti dinners and "Smokers" that never took place. Joe was at a party in Queens and in the wee hours of the morning when all the party goers were inebriated Joe pulled out his bogus tickets and began to ply his trade. He started to pitch a guy who suddenly remembered that he had bought tickets from Joe before and things became heated. What happened next none of the partiers could shed any light on. All that is known is that Joe was found the next morning in the hallway riddled with buckshot. If you like the idea of gangsters and porn, and lets be honest who doesn't, be sure to check out Johnny Porno.

3 comments:

John D. said...

Great book, that Johnny Porno. Definitely a must-read for fans of crime fiction.

Charlieopera said...

Thanks for the kind words and the plug, brother.

Very kind.

Pat Downey said...

Might be to good John. As I mentioned to Charlie, the copy at my library was soiled and, well, lets just leave it at soiled.