Book Review The Starlight Club

27 Mar

Cover to useTitle: The Starlight Club

Author: Joe Corso

Genre: Crime

The Starlight Club was jumping . . .

“They looked like mob guys. They had that arrogance exuded by those who liked to intimidate – those who were the proud purveyors of fear.” Amidst the nightly gaiety was the back room, where business deals were made, hits were ordered, and territories were divided.

Trenchie not being a “rat” is just released from his ten year prison sentence. A new life is waiting – complete with envelopes of money and a steak house to call his own. He finds the woman of his dreams who brings along ex-husband baggage. Hit man Jimmy The Hat finds unexpected fame in the most unlikely of places, yet he always stays true to the “boys”, especially Big Red. “Crazy Joey Gallo” and his brothers break away from the Profaci family and go “rogue, on their own now. They split their gang into several small groups and spread them out over the five boroughs.”

The Starlight club can be purchased on amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Starlight-Club-ebook/dp/B0098L3LQW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1353949837&sr=1-1&keywords=the+starlight+club

I love Mafia stories. I almost died from excitement the first time I watched The Godfather. Give me mafia, gangsters, and New York in the 1960s, and I’m hooked.

That’s exactly what happened when I started reading “The Starlight Club”, the first in a series by Joe Corso, that tells the story of a group of mafia members, all taking place in and around a club called, you guessed it, The Starlight Club. Some of the characters passing by in the book, were based off real, existing mafia members, which made the book all the more intriguing. The author clearly did his research.

This is actually a story wwithin a story, as at the start of the book, a father named Bobby Valentina invites his daughter to lunch, and then tells her about the events that went down in the sixties.

This book has everything you’d expect from a crime novel involving the maffia – fights, executions, intrigue, and some hints of romance.

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