"Yes, this is how it was. I knew the woman well. She was once related to me by marriage. She was a nurse, by the way, and so definitely froze for a moment at the sight of the body, thinking she ought to help..."
"I was born in South Boston and now live about 15 miles outside Boston. I was spending a lot of time in Boston & Cambridge when the Black Friars rip-off went down. So I remember a lot about it. Knew one person that was…"
"If she lived in Little Italy, both that lady and the wiseguys knew the score. She wouldn't say anything. If she did, the threat would be she wouldn't make it to testify in court. More often, the wiseguys would visit her at home, explain…"
"A close call for her, I'd say. A similar story, when I was a kid (1950s) there was a bank robbery in Needham. A friend of my big brother was there when a guy ran out and dropped a stack of bills. The teenager picked it up and just handed it to…"
"I knew a woman who lived in Little Italy in Boston in the early 70s who witnessed a mob hit on the street from the sidewalk and one of the shooters (I think there were two) simply told her to "move along."
Good luck with your novel!"
"I hope they're wrong, since I've written a crime novel set in Boston in 1970s. The main character is inspired by a real life detective who lived in that period and the crime is similar to a mob massacre that actually occurred in Boston on…"