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Real life inspiration
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My debut novel, Connections, involves a Mob massacre in Boston in the 1970s. It was inspired by the real event known as the Black Friars Pub Masscre. Anybody recall it?Continue

Tags: detectives, cops, massacre, Mob, Boston

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Christopherson Apr 8, 2013.

 

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May 7, 2013
Eric Christopherson replied to Steve Marini's discussion Real life inspiration
"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..."
Apr 8, 2013
Steve Marini replied to Steve Marini's discussion Real life inspiration
"Interesting reply. Thanks."
Apr 8, 2013
Jed Power replied to Steve Marini's discussion Real life inspiration
"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…"
Apr 8, 2013
Jack Getze replied to Steve Marini's discussion Real life inspiration
"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…"
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Steve Marini replied to Jack Getze's discussion Highest Paid Authors for 2012 (Forbes)
"My first quarterly royalty check was for $34.99. Watch out, James Patterson, I'm on my way!"
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Apr 4, 2013
Steve Marini replied to Steve Marini's discussion Real life inspiration
"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…"
Apr 4, 2013
Eric Christopherson replied to Steve Marini's discussion Real life inspiration
"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!"
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My debut novel, Connections, involves a Mob massacre in Boston in the 1970s. It was inspired by the real event known as the Black Friars Pub Masscre. Anybody recall it?See More
Apr 4, 2013
Steve Marini replied to James E Stanton's discussion Struggling vs. Non-Struggling Writers
"I also started writing in my sixties. Published my first, Connections, last year. My second, Aberration, is due this summer. No suffering, wel, not much."
Apr 4, 2013
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Steve Marini replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"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…"
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At 12:32am on April 5, 2013, David DeLee said…

Thanks for friending me, Steve.

 
 
 

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