Book Launch: The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide by Carl Russo

LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH:  The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide by Carl Russo

Carl RussoSaturday, July 12th, 2014 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||

Join us, if you dare, in celebrating Carl Russo’s new book about the Sicilian Mafia with accompanying Sicilian wine. The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide is the first book of its kind in any language—the ultimate Cosa Nostra experience. Since 2006, author Carl Russo has photographed Mafia hotspots on the Italian island of Sicily: where the murders happened, where the godfathers lived, where their victims are buried. From the sunbaked fishing villages of the Mediterranean to the darkest alleys of Palermo, western Sicily is the exotic backdrop for more than 100 meticulously researched tales of murder and mayhem, packed with 200 photographs of the actual locations.

Carl Russo is a San Francisco author who has written for the Oakland Tribune, indieWIRE and other publications. He was a radio producer and disc jockey at KUSF-FM for more than a decade. Russo fell in love with Sicily on his first trip to the island in 1999 and has returned many times since. In 2010, he began a blog,, which became the basis for his book.

So don’t miss this. It should be quite an evening!