George Anastasia, who spent more than thirty years reporting on crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the grandson of Sicilian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob-the Mafia's Most Violent Family (which Jimmy Breslin called the "best gangster book ever written"); The Last Gangster; and The Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey. He lives in southern New Jersey.
Forget about pulp fiction, what Anastasia churns out is pulp-nonfiction. -- Philadelphia Weekly "A fast-paced and compelling story that reads like a crime thriller." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] compelling, occasionally frightening, often surprising journey into the world of organized crime ... For anyone fascinated by organized crime, this is a must-read." -- Booklist Praise for George Anastasia: One of the most respected crime reporters in the country. -- 60 Minutes George Anastasia [is] our most important chronicler of the decline and fall of Italian America's dark glory, La Cosa Nostra. -- Bill Tonelli, former editor, Esquire and Rolling Stone Praise for Blood and Honor: Forget about it! This is the best gangster book ever written. -- Jimmy Breslin Praise for Mob Father: George Anastasia has crafted a gangland masterpiece. -- Jerry Capeci, former columnist, New York Daily News There have been a lot of books about the mob but never one like this. -- William Knoedelseder, author of Stiffed: The True Story of MCA, the Music Business and the Mafia