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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gene Mustain  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1948 in Pensacola, Florida

-- Gene Mustain on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mustain was raised in Waukegan, Illinois. He lived in Lake County 1961-1977 and in Cook County 1977-1986.

Biographical and Professional Information

In the early 80's Gene was a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He relocated and worked for the New York Daily News from 1986 through 1999, when he joined the teaching staff at the University of Hong Kongand was the Director of the Reporting & Writing Programme & Senior Teaching at the University.Today he is the president of Geneworks and does writing and editing services of many types -- from ghost writing to doctoring manuscripts to preparing speeches.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Murder Machine (Onyx True Crime)
ISBN: 0451403878

Berkley. 1993

"The inside story of a single Brooklyn gang that killed more Americans than the Iraqi army."—Mike McAlary, columnist, New York Post

They were the DeMeo gang—the most deadly hit men in organized crime. Their Mafia higher-ups came to know, use, and ultimately fear them as the Murder Machine. They killed for profit and for pleasure, following cold-blooded plans and wild whims, from the mean streets of New York to the Florida Gold Coast, and from coast to coast.

Now complete with personal revelations of one of the key players, this is the savage story that leaves no corpse unturned in its terrifying telling.


Gotti: Rise and Fall
ISBN: 0451406818

Berkley. 1996

He was the most famous and infamous mobster since Al Capone: the handsome, expensively groomed Godfather who beat rap after rap to become a folk hero to the masses and a nightmare to the forces of law and order. He was also a vicious killer, a ruthless manipulator, a Machiavellian master of intrigue and double cross, and an ardent womanizer, whose rise to the head of America’s most powerful crime family was marked by corpses, lies, and betrayals.

By using FBI tapes and a host of sources on both sides of the law, star organized crime reporters Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain tell the whole, true, uncensored story of John Gotti. With scores of fearfully fascinating characters, brutal vignettes of life and death inside the Cosa Nostra, tense courtroom dramas, and ominous answers to the question of how much power Gotti still wields, this is a great gangster story and the definitive account of John Gotti’s rise and fall.

Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti
ISBN: 0028644166

ALPHA. 2002

John Gotti is terminally ill when he passes on to that great Mafia in the sky, co-author Capeci will be in great demand for interviews and will the plug the book. As he battles terminal cancer in a federal prison in Illinois, John Gotti, still the acting head of the Gambino Mafia family, is constantly in the news. Once Mr. Gotti ascends to Mafia heaven, he will be worldwide news—and Alpha will have the most up–to–date and comprehensive book on the subject.



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