The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter

The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter

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The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter by Linda Scarpa, Linda Rosencrance

“A riveting look at life inside a Mafia family.”—New York Times bestselling author George Anastasia

The world called him a killer. She called him Dad . . .


“We were always worried. Always looking over our shoulders . . .”

Linda Scarpa had the best toys, the nicest clothes, and a close-knit family. Yet classmates avoided her; boys wouldn’t date her. Eventually she learned why: they were afraid of her father.

A made man in the Colombo crime family, Gregory Scarpa, Sr. was a stone-cold killer nicknamed the “Grim Reaper.” But to Linda, he was also a loving, devoted father who played video games with her for hours. In riveting detail, she reveals what it was like to grow up in the violent world of the mob and to come to grips with the truth about her father and the devastation he wrought.

“An amazing story of jealously, duplicity, hatred and betrayal.”—Sal Polisi, author of The Sinatra Club
 
“Touching, shocking, revealing—Linda Scarpa’s memoir is more than a mob book; it’s a family book.”—John Alite, subject of Gotti’s Rules
 
 “An edge-of-your-seat page turner—jaw-dropping, raw, and real.”—Andrea Giovino, author of Divorced From the Mob
 
INCLUDES 16 PAGES OF DRAMATIC PHOTOS
[color photo inserts for ebook editions]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786038701
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 489,644
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Linda Scarpa is the daughter of the notorious Colombo hitman and FBI informant Gregory Scarpa, Sr. Linda starred on Investigation Discovery’s “I Married a Mobster.” Her two-part episode, “Daddy’s Girl,” is still being replayed because it was so popular. Her story has also been seen in the pages of NewsweekThe New York Post, The Daily Mail in the UK, The Star magazine and Men’s Journal. She lives in the New York area.
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Linda Rosencrance has 20 years' experience as a reporter, writing for The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald, as well as many community newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. She is the author of the Pinnacle true-crime books House of LiesBone CrusherRipperMurder at Morses Pond and An Act of Murder. She lives in the Boston area.

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The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book in one day which is very rare for me . It was very well written and kept me hooked . I felt like Linda Scarpa was here telling me her story instead of me reading it . I felt her pain and suffering and I cried . I just wanted to hug her and her mom to help them with the pain.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
Stories about the Mafia definitely spur interest, and this book was no exception. The Mafia Hit Man's Daughter is a memoir by Linda Scarpa whose father was Gregory Scarpa, a member of the Colombo crime family. In the frank retelling of her family life, she brings to life her family's fears, loves, and horrors. She writes with frank honesty revealing her personal struggles with the Mafia lifestyle. With its many photos and stories of betrayal, jealousy, and violence, this is a great inside look at what it means for women and children of mobsters. Shocking, compelling, and highly entertaining! Thank you to the author and publisher. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
TonyV1 More than 1 year ago
Just get the book. You know what I'm saying. It's a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Suspense. Drama. Recommending to friends and family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an excellent book from beginning to end. Very well written. I will only say that I feel for Linda and Big Linda. They paid, and are paying a very big price. If you want to know what I'm talking about, read the book.
KeithCohen1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Well written. Best book I ever read! I bought 3 copies. You'll be very happy with this purchase.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
For me, this book was okay. It wasn't the most insightful as she didn't really know what her father was really up to. So mainly, it was mostly about her life and while the author said she wasn't trying for a "woe is me" story. That's pretty much what I got out of it. I think in this instance, it would be hard to write a story like that and the reader not get that impression. I certainly know you can't pick your parents. However, like I said, for me, this book was just okay. I gave it an extra star just because the author had the guts to write it. Thanks Kensington Books and Net Galley for providing me a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.