Nothing like it before. Nothing like it since. Murder Inc. was the most unusual, brutal and extensive collection of characters the American underworld had ever produced. Culled primarily from Brooklyn’s Brownsville and Ocean Hill sections, these official on-call killers of New York’s larger crime Syndicate were a unified force of Jewish and Italian gangsters that treated murder as an art form for an entire decade.
They were called mobsters, thugs, hoods and racketeers, but at the very core… they were assassins. When gangland kingpins, such as Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, Charles “Lucky” Luciano and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, needed a contract fulfilled – the “Combination” boys would eagerly take to task the enforcement duties, which included methods ranging from gunfire to fire axes, incineration to icepicks.
These are the mysteries, the sordid stories, the character profiles, alluring and lesser known tales of the Mob’s Most Deadly Hit Squad. In Murder Inc. you will meet the killers, the victims, the bosses, the lovers, the deceivers and the gangbusters that made up a nationally-reaching ensemble cast rivaling anything organized crime or law enforcement had ever imagined to that point in time. Discover the nuances, the attitudes, the motivations, the ambitions and, thanks to little honor among thieves, the scathing revelations that lead to an inevitable downfall.
Christian Cipollini has been a freelance journalist, writer, organized crime researcher and designer for over a decade, covering everything from entertainment to human interest to gangsterism. Rock stars, local news,tattoo culture, and even Bigfoot… he tried to cover the spectrum from wonderful to the weird. He co-created a mob-history-themed apparel and infographics company, with products having appeared in rapper Necro’s video “Jewish Gangsters” and the documentary film “DAS MAFIA-PARADIES” by Hans Peter Weymar. A father, a pet lover, and a collector of rare original mob history photographs…