Casey Sherman Book Talk @ Titcomb's Bookshop
When: Sat Apr 27th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Titcomb's Bookshop | 432 Route 6A | Sandwich
(Sandwich—April 2013) Casey Sherman, author of Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin will be at Titcomb’s Bookshop for a book talk and signing on Sunday, April 27th from 2-4pm.
Journalist and true-crime author Casey Sherman profiles Mafia hit man turned FBI informant Joe "the Animal" Barboza in this fascinating biography. Barboza's life of crime began as a young teen in New Bedford where he wound up behind bars for petty theft. He graduated to murder for hire, earning a reputation for savagery. He once bit off part of a man's cheek during a gang fight. Tied to Barboza's story is the rise and fall of mob boss Raymond Patriarca, who employed Barboza as an assassin. Patriarca eventually decided Barboza was too dangerous and it was time for the Animal to be put down. That betrayal set off a profusion of deceptions and dangerous grudges. Sherman details the role of crooked FBI agents in the Animal's story, compromised court cases, infighting among Irish mob groups, and myriad grisly murders. Fans of mafia history will relish this portrait of a forgotten figure from the heyday of organized crime.
Casey Sherman is a Boston-based journalist and the author of A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler and Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains, among others. He is the coauthor of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue.
For further information or to reserve a signed copy of the book(s) if you cannot attend, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508-888-2331. Titcomb’s Bookshop, located at 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich, is a family-owned independent bookstore selling new and used books since 1969. For more information, please refer to the bookshop website www.titcombsbookshop.com.