I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank

I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa (Updated Edition)

by Charles Brandt

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The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN. Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran's confessions to the killings of Jimmy Hoffa and Joey Gallo.

“Sheeran’s confession that he killed Hoffa in the manner described in the book is supported by the forensic evidence, is entirely credible, and solves the Hoffa mystery.”  — Michael Baden M.D., former Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York

“Charles Brandt has solved the Hoffa mystery.” —Professor Arthur Sloane, author of Hoffa

“It’s all true.” — New York Police Department organized crime homicide detective Joe Coffey

"I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. He also provided intriguing information about the Mafia's role in the murder of JFK.

Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit the US government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, alongside the likes of Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano and Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno. 

When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Charles Brandt's page-turner has become a true crime classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586422387
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 06/29/2016
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 20,199
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in New York City, Charles Brandt is a former homicide prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware. As a prosecutor, he handled more than 50 homicide proceedings, and he is the author of a novel based on cases he solved through interrogation, The Right to Remain Silent. In private practice since 1976, Brandt was a criminal defense attorney specializing in homicide for a decade, and has been president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named by his peers to both Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Delaware. He is also the co-author of Joe Pistone's Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business and of Lin DeVecchio's We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster.

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Table of Contents


Title Page,
Prologue "Russ & Frank",
Chapter One "They Wouldn't Dare",
Chapter Two What It Is,
Chapter Three Get Yourself Another Punching Bag,
Chapter Four Little Egypt University,
Chapter Five 411 Days,
Chapter Six Doing What I Had to Do,
Chapter Seven Waking Up in America,
Chapter Eight Russell Bufalino,
Chapter Nine Prosciutto Bread and Homemade Wine,
Chapter Ten All the Way Downtown,
Chapter Eleven Jimmy,
Chapter Twelve "I Heard You Paint Houses",
Chapter Thirteen They Didn't Make a Parachute Big Enough,
Chapter Fourteen The Gunman Had No Mask,
Chapter Fifteen Respect with an Envelope,
Chapter Sixteen Give Them a Little Message,
Chapter Seventeen Nothing More Than a Mockery,
Chapter Eighteen Just Another Lawyer Now,
Chapter Nineteen Tampering with the Very Soul of the Nation,
Chapter Twenty Hoffa's Comedy Troupe,
Chapter Twenty-One All He Did for Me Was to Hang Up,
Chapter Twenty-Two Pacing in His Cage,
Chapter Twenty-Three Nothing Comes Cheap,
Chapter Twenty-Four He Needed a Favor and That Was That,
Chapter Twenty-Five That Wasn't Jimmy's Way,
Chapter Twenty-Six All Hell Will Break Loose,
Chapter Twenty-Seven July 30, 1975,
Chapter Twenty-Eight To Paint a House,
Chapter Twenty-Nine Everybody Bleeds,
Chapter Thirty "Those Responsible Have Not Gotten Off Scot-Free",
Chapter Thirty-One Under a Vow of Secrecy,
Conclusion Stories That Could Not Be Told Before,
About the Author,

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