29, 2012: Above is cover of my upcoming book "Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall of A New York Mobster,"
to be published in late Spring, early Summer 2013 by Lyons Press. The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com and
other sites. It is the first full length treatment in a book of the way Joseph Massino flipped and testified against
his loyal acting boss Vincent Basciano.
Check out the October issue of PENTHOUSE magazine , on the newstands now, for the cover article "The Family Guy: The
Last Loyal Mobster Vinny Gorgeous," by Anthony M. DeStefano. The six-page true crime piece, with some original
art and crime scene photos, details the rise of Vincent Basciano in the Bonanno crime family and his demise through his former
boss Joseph Massino. It is the first lengthy treatment of Massino's role as a mob turncoat.
CRIME SHOW: Check out Biography Channel's program on August 28th at 10 P.M. In a program about Johnny Eng, the
one-time Chinatown heroin trafficker who rose to prominence in the 1980s, Tony DeStefano will be one of the experts interviewed.
The show repeats at various times on Biography Channel's schedule. Check local listings for more information.
But the initial broadcast is set for Aug 28th at 10 P.M.
Delaware Book Signing: A book signing over the
Labor Day Weekend at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware was a success. Readers came to buy not only "Mob Killer"
but also the Last Godfather" which continues to maintain reader interest. Readers came from as far
away as Philadelphia and Maryland and New York for the event in this pleasant and sunny seaside town about 80 miles east of
Washington, D.C. Browseabout is one of Delaware's best and most well known independent bookstores and worth a stop for anyone
in the area. A number of transplanted New Yorkers stopped by to remember some of the old places in their Brooklyn and Queens
neighborhoods, places which are among the many settings in "Mob Killer" and "The Last Godfather." Say
what you want about e-books (which account for a great many sales now of both books) but there is nothing better than connecting
with readers in person and catching on to their excitement about talking to an author. Signing a book for a reader is a great
way to say thank you for those who take the time to make a purchase.
SUNDANCE CHANNEL: Author
Tony DeStefano will be appearing July 5th at 10 p.m. on the Sundance Channel program "Love Lust & Secret Societies,"
talking about the Mafia. Check local cable listings for the right channel.
FEATURED IN QUEENS TRIBUNE: The new book "Mob Killer" and author Tony DeStefano are featured in the June 30th
issue of the Queens Tribune, one of the largest weekly newspapers in the borough of Queens. To read it go to:
RADIO TALK ABOUT MOB KILLER: Author Tony DeStefano appeared Saturday, June 25th, on Burt
radio show "True Crime Uncensored." The program can be heard on this link:
Tony DeStefano talked with customers at the Borders Bookstore in Glendale about "Mob
Killer." For over
90 minutes on June 11 the discussion ranged from the way the mob held sway in Howard Beach and the public's fascination
with the mob stories over so many years. Afterwards, the author signed copies of Mob Killer which are selling briskly at the
store, the nearest major book outlet to the area of Queens where the events described in Mob Killer took place.
KILLER OUT JUNE 7, 2011: Tony DeStefano's new book, "Mob Killer:The Bloody Rampage of Charlie Carneglia, Mafia
Hit Man," will be out officially on June7th from Pinnacle True Crime. It is available on Amazon and Barnes and
Noble web sites and in better bookstores for $6.99 (US). The 344 page mass market paperback details the fascinating and often
shocking story of Charles Carneglia and how he became an important gog in the crime machine of the late John Gotti.
Carneglia, brother of reputed Gambino captain John Carneglia, bloodied his hands as he tried to fit in the with Gotti's
wild crew in Ozone Park, N.Y. The story of Charles is one of a strange man who could show incredible devotion to his
infirm mother and then turn around and cause murder and havoc on the streets of New York. He was arrested in February
2008 and finally convicted of racketeering in 2009 which earned him a life sentence in federal prison. Charles was one of
the last true believers of the mob life. He was an anachronism, the last of the loyal Mafiosi.
of The Godfathers author Tony DeStefano will be featured guest on April 27th on Dan Zupansky's popular internet show True
Murders. Program begins at 8:00 p.m. Central Time (9 :00 p.m. EST) and can be listened to on the internet at this address:
True Murder http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dan-zupansky1 DeStefano will talk about mob murders and his new book, "Mob Killer."
OUT UPDATED BONANNO CRIME FAMILY PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR NEWS ABOUT JOSEPH MASSINO TESTIFYING AS A GOVERNMENT WITNESS.
Book: Check out Fourth page of this website for info on "Mob Killer," a new book by Tony DeStefano about Charles
Carneglia. The book is now available for pre-release order at www.amazon.com Release date is June 1, 2011.
Follow "King Of The Godfathers" on Facebook.
JANUARY 19, 2011: BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL--MASSINO PROGRAM. Check out Friday, January 21 for the Biography Channel
program on "Big Joey" Massino at 10:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Author Tony DeStefano of "King Of The Godfathers"
is interviewed and talks about the trials and travails of Massino on his way to becoming a government witness.
14, 2011: ADDITIONAL AIR DATE : The Biography Channel program on mob killer Tommy "Karate" Pitera will be broadcast
at 9:00 pm Eastern Time, January 14 and again that evening at 1 am, Eastern Time. The show features Tony DeStefano,
author of "King of The Godfathers." Pitera is a character in the book.
JANUARY 7, 2011 AIR DATE ON BIOGRAPHY
CHANNEL FOR TV PROGRAM ON TOMMY PITERA: This Fall a program will be aired on imprisoned Bonanno killer Tommy "Karate"
Pitera, for which Last Godfather author Tony DeStefano was interviewed. It is also available on YouTube.
ITALY WEB CAST: Wednesday night, June 10, 2009!! Tune in the web show "Giambotto Dolce," at 8 p.m. hosted by actress
Mary Ann Maisano and you will see her interview author Tony DeStefano live. The show is done from Grotto Azzura Restaurant
and is live. Hear the latest on The Last Godfather and the goings on in the Bonanno Crime Family, etc.
To see the program just paste the following address in your web browser at 8 p.m. on June 10.
Remember to paste this into your
is another BOOK SIGNING and DISCUSSION planned for "King of the Godfathers. Come to Barnes and Nobles at 2245
Richmond Avenue on Staten Island to talk about the mob, the Bonanno crime family and the writing of the book at 7:00
p.m., May 1, 2009. The store is just north of the Staten Island Mall.
DELAWARE BOOK SIGNING WAS BIG EVENT:
Scores of copies of "King Of The Godfathers" sold at the book signing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on August 29,
as depicted above. With interest sparked by a radio interview of Tony DeStefano on WGMD with Dan Gaffney, a lot of readers
came, made purchases and talked about why mob stories interest them. Watch these pages for more signings.
New Edition now available!!!
An updated trade paperback edition of "King of The Godfather"
the softcover of "The Last Godfather" is available as of May 27, 2008. It can be ordered on Amazon.com.
It is in larger format and contains a new chapter about Vincent Basciano and other recent developments in the Bonanno crime
GREAT REVIEW!: The New York Law Journal published a good review of "The War On Human
Trafficking." The paper found the book an informative, eye-opening account of the human trafficking problem.
NEW PAPERBACKS: Another paperback version of The Last Godfather will be out in May, 2008 and contains a new chapter on
Vincent Basciano and developments through the end of
The trade paperback version of "King
of The Godfathers," a larger version of the mass market paperback, can be preordered at Amazon.com.
about "The War on Human Trafficking," published by Rutgers University Press. A paperback version is due out later
this summer. The book seems to be popular with college and university courses.
NEW EDITION!: The paperback version
of The Last Godfather is coming out June 5, 2007 under the title "King of The Godfathers." It is available at Amazon.com
and Barnes and Noble.com, as well as fine bookstores everywhere
Email!!!: You can email this website now at
NEW BOOK: "The War On Human Trafficking," By Anthony M. DeStefano and published
by Rutgers University Press will be available on August 13, 2007.
Copies can be ordered online
"The Last Godfather" and the paperback version, "King of The Godfathers,"
are on sale from Sunday, Nov 11 thru Tuesday Nov 13 at the Dwight-Englewood School Second Annual Book Sale in Englewood, N.J.
School is on East Palisade Avenue. The school gets a percentage of each book sold in cooperation with Borders Bookstore.
tea, popcorn and The Last Godfather: Author Tony DeStefano held a book signing and discussion at Central City Coffee's grand
opening of its Dale and Thomas popcorn display in Englewood, N.J. The crowd enjoyed the summery day, bought books and feasted
on free popcorn!
Tony DeStefano was interviewed on September 25, 2007 on WGMD, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, by
newscaster Bill Colley about "King of The Godfathers."
Tony DeStefano was interviewed on May 4, 2007
by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for its news segement on the racketeering plea by reputed Montreal crime boss Vito
The book signing on April 24th, 7:30 p.m. in the Bay Terrace Shopping
Center in Bayside, Queens at the Barnes and Noble store was well attended, led to a lively discussion about the mob and the
sale of some books! Watch this page for more appearances soon.
Radio spot: The Last Godfather author
Tony DeStefano appeared on the Murray Richman radio show, "Don't Worry Murray," about crime and law on WVOX
The book signing for The Last Godfather at Borders Books at the Atlas Park mall in Glendale, Queens,
took place the evening of March 9. It was well attended. Good review!:The prestigious New York Law Journal
said on February 2, 2007 that "The Last Godfather" gives "unique insight" into the betrayals which
lead to Joseph Massino's downfall. "The story of Joseph Massino's 20 year run with the mob is a study of his survival
instincts and his respect for Omerta, the code of silence," writes reviewer Steven Worth.
"The Last Godfather"
is one of the nominees for this year's "Edgar" awards given by the Mystery Writers of America in the category of
true crime nonfiction. Award winners are announced in 2007. We shall see.
Author Anthony DeStefano appeared
on November 21, 2006 at the Barnes and Noble store in downtown Brooklyn for a discussion/signing of "The Last Godfather."
Event begins at 7:00 p.m. The address is 106 Court Street, accessible by the IRT 4& 5 Lines.
Last Godfather" was featured on November 18th on KCLU radio's "Beyond Words" book program hosted by Frances
Halpern. The program, broadcast in Santa Barbara County in California, featured an interview with Anthony DeStefano.
about "The Last Godfather: Joseph Massino and The Fall of The Bonanno Crime Family" in the September 28,
and October 5 2006 editions of the well known mob news website www.ganglandnews.com. Noted author Jerry Capeci says "The Last Godfather" is the " the last word, and best work, on the life and
times of Joe Massino."