Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review Wicked Wives by Gus Pelagatti

Title:Wicked Wives by 
Source: Requested review
Genre: Non Fiction
Length: Novel

"Wicked Wives" is based on the true story of the 1938 Philadelphia murder scandals in which seventeen wives were arrested for murdering their husbands. Mastermind conspirator Giorgio DiSipio, a stunning lothario and local tailor who preys upon disenchanted and unfaithful wives, convinces twelve of them to kill their spouses for insurance money. The murder conspiracy is very successful until one lone assistant D.A., Tom Rossi, uncovers the plot and brings the perpetrators to justice. "Wicked Wives" is a story made for Hollywood, combining murder, corruption, treachery, love, lust and phenomenal detail as it vividly captures Depression-era Philadelphia.



First let me say this is not the typical book for this blog but when the request came in and I read the blurb I just had to give it a try. All I have to say is WOW! This is a fantastic read.

Based on a true story Gus takes you down the path of greed, corruption, lust and lots of murdering as these conspirators feel the need to kill for only money. But he doesn’t stop there.Oh no, the twist at the end is one that will leave you in pure shock. I must say the author, Gus, really did his homework for this novel. I’m really surprised a Hollywood producer has not made this into a movie. And again I have to say wow, No spoilers for this one, you will have to read it for yourself, I gave it a 5 because it is great. I’m really glad I got to review this novel.

I can picture it now the opening of the movie would be the newspaper article sent to Tom at the end of the book floating across the screen.

I highly recommend this one to anyone that likes a good suspenseful read.


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