The Starlight Club

The Starlight Club CAUTION THE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE GUILTY The Starlight Club was jumping They looked like mob guys They had that arrogance exuded by those who liked to intimidate those who were th

  • Title: The Starlight Club
  • Author: Joe Corso
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • CAUTION THE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE GUILTY The Starlight Club was jumping They looked like mob guys They had that arrogance exuded by those who liked to intimidate those who were the proud purveyors of fear Amidst the nightly gaiety was the back room, where business deals were made, hits were ordered, and territories were divided Trenchie, notCAUTION THE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE GUILTY The Starlight Club was jumping They looked like mob guys They had that arrogance exuded by those who liked to intimidate those who were the proud purveyors of fear Amidst the nightly gaiety was the back room, where business deals were made, hits were ordered, and territories were divided Trenchie, not being a rat is just released from his ten year prison sentence A new life is waiting complete with envelopes of money and a steak house to call his own He finds the woman of his dreams who brings along ex husband baggage Hit man Jimmy The Hat finds unexpected fame and fortune in Hollywood, yet always stays true to the boys , especially Trenchie His loyalty costs him his life Crazy Joey Gallo and his brothers break away from the Profaci family and go rogue, on their own now They split their gang into several small groups and spread them out over the five boroughs Harsh punishment awaits those who talk The colt 45 caliber bullet did its deed, taking with it a sizable portion of Rag s brain, forming a pink mist, mixed with bone and grey matter that puffed in front of Rag s head like a small mushroom, deflating when it met the chilly evening air The current would soon carry his body at least a mile away.

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    1. This is an enjoyable quick read, especially for the fans of mafia stories. The story is well-written, plot moves smoothly, and well-narrated (Audiobook) by Christopher Strong.

    2. I'm very proud of the fact that the STARLIGHT CLUB won the silver in the 2012 eLit contest in the 'TRUE CRIME' category'. In 2013 it won HONORABLE MENTION in the Reader's Favorite 'HISTORICAL FICTION' category'. In 2014 it was an IPPY award FINALIST and it was awarded the Gold Seal as a Eric Hoffer MONTAINGE MEDAL FINALIST. It also won FINALIST in the 2014 (NIEA) National Indie Excellence Awards in the CRIME-FICTION CATEGORY.Many of the characters in the book were real as were some of the incide [...]

    3. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/book-touI’m not usually one for maffia movies, or books, but Joe Corso has managed to convey a truthful and believable portrait of mobsters and gangsters in “The Starlight Club“, a book that was apparently never meant to be a series, but turned into one. Considering how well this book was written, and how easily the characters came to life on the pages, that didn’t surprise me.The book is partially true crime, partially fiction. Some o [...]

    4. Action packed and a fantastic read!Set in present day. Robert ‘Bobby’ Valentine has asked his daughter to come to New York so he can tell her about his lifeSitting in an Italian Restaurant, which used to be The Starlight Club, he looks back over the years, and reminisces about life in Queens in the early 60’s and the people who lived there.As the story unfolds we find ourselves drawn into events at the club, we’re permitted through the power of the story to go back in time and take a gli [...]

    5. `The Starlight Club was a magical place - movie stars, politicians and yes, even gangsters came to dine.' US Army Korean Veteran, retired Fire Department of New York Firefighter, author Joe Corso has lived the life about which he so successfully writes. No, not he emphasis on mafia and gangs as a participant, but entrenched in that soil he describes so well. He grew up in Queens, New York and after retiring moved to his current home in Florida where beginning at age 75 he has written some 15 boo [...]

    6. The Starlight Club tells the story of a group of middle level Mafia bosses and henchmen, in and around the club of the book’s title, in Queens, New York, during 1961/62. Although the central characters and story are fictional, the story is set in the context of an actual war between the large Mafia families of the era, and these events sometimes impinge on the story, and some real life characters occasionally stroll across the stage. In general the author has researched the historical context [...]

    7. This was a fascinating tale of Mafia life in New York in the 1960’s. I was particularly intrigued with how much different I viewed the mobsters as I was reading the book and the way I have learned to view the mobsters through the news and historical documents.Joe Corso did an admirable job of telling the stories of these men and women. He enabled me to see another side of them that wasn’t typically visible to the general population. They could be vicious and cruel, but they were at the same [...]

    8. A world where honor and respect are everythingI have to admit that I enjoy period pieces. Whether it’s the struggles of race and classes in the building of New York City to the progression of the railroad across the country, I enjoy the historical aspects—even the fictionalized one. “The Starlight Club” is a fun period piece that takes place in New York City during one of the heights of the gangster era. Told in flashback, from the perspective of an outsider (sort of), Corso provides us [...]

    9. Action packed and a fantastic read!Set in present day. Robert ‘Bobby’ Valentine has asked his daughter to come to New York so he can tell her about his lifeSitting in an Italian Restaurant, which used to be The Starlight Club, he looks back over the years, and reminisces about life in Queens in the early 60’s and the people who lived there.As the story unfolds we find ourselves drawn into events at the club, we’re permitted through the power of the story to go back in time and take a gli [...]

    10. Bobby Valentine used to deliver meat to The Starlight Club a place where deals are made and hits are ordered. As he reminisces he shares his memories with his daughter. The time was the 1960’s when the mobs ruled the streets and the police. A time of nicknames as no one used their real names Trenchie, Red, Frankie the Cop, Jimmie the Hat and so many more. A story like no other as it swirls around Trenchie. He has just been released from prison serving ten years for a murder he didn’t commit [...]

    11. At once, an unsettling and fascinating close-up look at the NY mob in the 1960s. Joe Corso draws on his own experiences and memorable characters from his past to thread a story of loyalty, murder, revenge and justice as seen through the eyes of a cast of colorful hitmen, made men and outright losers. Told in an easy-going anecdotal way, the stories are skillfully interwoven, introducing the reader to various elements of the underworld with accounts so detailed you could swear Mr. Corso was there [...]

    12. I love a great mobster story, and I'm not alone. It seems like books and movies like "The Godfather" and "Goodfellas" are always popping up and I always enjoy them. The Starlight Club fits right into this genre and is as good or better than any of them. It is an extremely well written book, which you can see from the first paragraph, and keeps you interested until the last sentence. Joe Corso has done a great job developing believable and colorful characters, and an entertaining and interesting [...]

    13. First-reads book. Three Stars. I liked how the book was worked around a father telling his daughter about The Starlight Club. It made it seem more real, that reminiscent touch. It was a fun read and I would probably given it four stars if the editing had been better. For example, there was a period in the middle of a sentence so it read 'and. What' Other places you could tell a phrase was reworded because not all the previous words had been deleted. I felt that those errors took a little bit awa [...]

    14. This is a wonderfull book, when l started to read it, and the old man started to tell his story to his daughter, l thought l was walking into a movie and l was sat down watching a film, it was like opening a pandora box, you open the lid and the story came alive, and all the charaters flew out, l got so engrossed in the story l couldnt put it down, and knowing some of the names as well, l really enjoyed reading it, l shall certainly buy the follow up of The Starlight Club Series and if anyone en [...]

    15. Well writtenThis book was on my phone. I read it while I waited for doctors or other appointments that where never quite on time.It is well written. The characters strong,it worked well to keep your interest. A great story of reminiscing since it was told by some one of my age. It told how things where and how all that is left are our memories. Will look for other books by Joe Corso.

    16. Crime FamilyJoe Corso did a nice job writing this novel about the workings of a crime family. Twists and turns throughout the book.

    17. The Star Light club was an old man's look back at when he was young and used to hang out at a bar where mobsters from New York ran their business. I found to to be an entertaining read.

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