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Interview with Gabriel Valjan, Author of ‘Turning to Stone’

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Blogcritics chats with Gabriel Valjan, author of the Roma Series novels. Read More »

DVD Review: The Hour 2

The second season of one of the best British dramas on TV is now available on DVD. Read More »

Book Review: Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster by Tere Tereba

A warts-and-all study of a figure who is mostly all warts, Mickey Cohen offers a cogent exploration of the "celebrity mobster" and his inextricable links with L.A. Read More »

Book Review: El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo

What's happening in Mexico that may soon happen to the rest of us. Not for faint-hearted readers. Read More »

Book Review: Mafia: The Glamour of Crime by Fein Meynendonckx

A look at the beauty and ugliness of organized crime. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Scarface (1983) Limited Edition Steelbook

Worth the hype? It's a bloated, over-hyped, overrated bore. Read More »

Book Review: Wiseguy: Life In a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi

A story of organized crime in all its contrasts: loyalty and betrayal, steel-eyed determination and impassioned rage. Read More »

Book Review: Pao by Kerry Young

Pao is a unique new work of historical fiction, set in Jamaica and told in the voice of a Chinese crime boss. Read More »

Book Review: Sicilian Tragedee by Ottavio Cappellani

A farcical novel about a real-life Romeo and Juliet in the Sicilian mafia and a gay stage director. Read More »

Book Review: At the Devil’s Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel by William C. Rempel

An eyewitness account from a top figure in the Cali Cartel. Read More »