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Yes, Montagna part two and a lot of other things in the works -- just saw this, thought it might interest some of you. Good historical Mafia fiction is hard to find....
"War makes patriots of us all — even Mafia capos. Albert Anastasia, a big deal in Murder Inc., enlisted in the Army. Joseph (Socks) Lanza, who controlled the rackets at the Fulton Fish Market, let naval officers work undercover on his fleet. And Long Island mobsters were said to have helped capture saboteurs who came ashore from a German submarine. These and other real-life gangsters appear in THE LETTER WRITER (Knopf, $26.95), Dan Fesperman’s dynamic novel set in New York during World War II."
The New York Times today includes a story about this fictional book that takes place during WW2 and includes real Mafia figures among its characters.
Among them is Meyer Lansky, "who arranged for Mafia dons to coordinate their war efforts with Frank Hogan, the New York district attorney, and Charles (Red) Haffenden, from Naval Intelligence. This irregular alliance provides a learning experience for Fesperman’s fictional sleuth, Detective Sergeant Woodrow Cain, a transplant from rural North Carolina. On his first day on the job, he’s assigned to fish a murder victim out of the Hudson River, the ninth floater that week and one of some 700 a year. What better introduction could the city offer?"