Queenpins: Notorious Women Gangsters of the Modern Era provides an engrossing and fresh look at life in the highest echelons of the criminal world. Some of these queenpins have become well-known, thanks to Hollywood and the ubiquitous media. Others are not so well known. Many rose and fell in the world of drug trafficking. Others achieved notoriety as madams, bank robbers, bootleggers,and gamblers. Several operated in the U.S., but the stories of queenpins from China, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, Italy and even India are chronicled.The stories of these queenpins need to be told; their place in crime history, documented. Chepesiuk’s book does just that. His research reveals the important role that women have played and can play in organized crime.
Ron Chepesiuk, an award-winning investigative journalist, has been described as “the master of high octane journalism.” He is also the author of Gangsters of Harlem and Black Gangsters of Chicago and Drug Lords: The Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel, as well as a Fulbright Scholar, an adjunct professor in the journalism department of UCLA’s Extension Division and a consultant to the History Channel’s Gangland documentary series. He has also been interviewed by the Biography Channel, Discovery, the History Channel, Black Entertainment Television, and NBC’s Dateline, among other media outlets.
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