Books by Bill Bonanno

Bill Bonanno is a former high-ranking member of the Bonanno crime family and co-author of Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story (St. Martins, 1999), which has over 247,500 hardcover and paperback copies in print.


BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A serious, informative look at the Mafia from the inside, but fatally lacking in zest."
The real story of Mafia life, from one who lived it. Read full book review >
THE GOOD GUYS by Bill Bonanno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2005

"Bonanno and Pistone: a pairing made in bookseller heaven."
A real-life goodfella collaborating on a fictional thriller about organized crime with the undercover cop who spent six years penetrating the goodfella's family? Fuhgeddaboudit! Read full book review >
BOUND BY HONOR by Bill Bonanno
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 1999

"Given Bonanno's knowledge of hidden Mafia history, one wishes his literary handlers had been less hasty in rushing a flawed book into the mob-opera marketplace. ($100,000 ad/promo; TV rights to Showtime; author tour)"
The heir to legendary Mafia patriarch Joseph Bonanno describes the eclipse of a once-formidable criminal empire, with buffeting verbiage but only moderate amounts of candor. Read full book review >