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2019-09-06
The Mayfair Mafia - Book Review

The Mayfair Mafia
The Lives and Crimes of the Messina Brothers

By Dick Kirby

Published by Pen and Sword True Crime


The book begins with an interesting foreword by an ex-police colleague of the author and progresses to the prologue, where we learn that the word Mafia might have originated as far back as the 1860s
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