Brooklyn's Most Wanted: The Top 100 Criminals, Crooks and Creeps from the County of the Kings by Craig McGuire
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book lists 100 criminals that have come out of Brooklyn. Since I don't follow the news coming out of there, and a lot of the people featured in this book had their hay day before I was born or when I was very young, I had never heard of most of them. There were some crazy stories that made me wonder how Brooklyn and the surrounding areas are not under some sort of martial law. Mobsters being gunned down at a local restaurant would make me think twice about going anywhere in the area.
In a way, I wanted a chart showing the relationships between some of the mobsters. There were a few that were connected, but with so many names and stories, it was hard for me to remember who was who and be able to get the full story of what happened straight in my head. Of course, with the way the connections were, I'm not really sure how a chart would have been created, so maybe it would have just made everything more confusing.
For me, the ranking seemed a little weird. There were people that I considered not as bad that were ranked pretty high up on the list, while ones that had done some horrible things were lower down. The number one person, earned his spot, and the thought of him may possibly give me nightmares for years to come.
All in all, it was an interesting read, and if you like non-fiction crime, this book is a great read. This is just one that I'm not sure I would read a second time.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Craig McGuire
Publisher: WildBlue Press
Publication Date: June 20th 2017
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