TCP Ep. 22 David Larson Returns to Talk About the Last Jewish Gangster: The Middle Years

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Anyone who likes subscribes, and rates the TCP gets a free e-book. Hit me up by DM on IG @thatscriminalpodcast or email, john@johnstampwriter.com, and I’ll send you either Brother’s Keeper, Shattered Circle, or Wraith of Sheltermount.

Spoilers is coming to Audible. I just finished some last minute edits. The producer/narrator Chas Mandala has been amazing to work with. He’s so good bringing Banks and Wilke, Thompson, DeGuello, and of course Biannca and Poppy to life. Look for that on pre-order in the next couple of weeks. 

Also, gotta give a big thanks to Jen, Cheri, and Cassidy at Books at the Beach. Had a great time this weekend. Thank you to all of you who took a minute to tell me how much you’ve enjoyed That’s Criminal and the books.

Tonight I’m excited to talk, again, to bestselling author of The Last Jewish Gangster trilogy David Larson.

Last time we talked to David we covered the early years of Michael Hardy. The godson of Bugsy Seigel, the son of one of the most prolific female associates of Murder Inc. Hardy’s life is like a modern day western. An almost mythical adventure through the invisible world of the mob and criminal underground. To summarize, Hardy is ignored by his mom, and has Gangsters for role models. Hardy just decides one day he was taking on that life. He was going to be a gangster. Robberies, heists, the drug trade, and other rackets right up to when he and mom get nabbed in Mexico facilitating a stolen car ring.

Hardy takes the wrap and does Mom’s time in one of the most notorious prisons in the world. La Mesa, The Devils Table, in Tijuana Mexico.

Today we’re going to talk about The middle years, volume two of the Last Jewish Gangster series.

Book two picks up with Hardy, now going under the alias of Richard Mandel being booked into La Mesa prison and it bounces from there to New York, Israel, and California. Like book one, Michael Hardy’s story is like watching a Tarantino movie.

As always thank you for your continued support for Blood Red Ivory, available in e-book, paperback, and audiobook everywhere.

Thank you to Crush Limbo for the music.

TCP Ep. 20 Bestselling Author James Chandler and his Sam Johnstone Series

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As a way of saying thank you for helping me get the TCP off the ground, anyone who likes subscribes, and rates the TCP gets a free e-book. Hit me up by   DM on IG @thatscriminalpodcast or email, john@johnstampwriter.com, and I’ll send you one of my titles either Brother’s Keeper, Shattered Circle, or Wraith of Sheltermount.

Tonight I get to talk to bestselling author of the Sam Johnstone Series James Chandler.

James Chandler spent his formative years in the western United States. When he wasn’t catching fish or footballs, he was roaming centerfield and trying to hit a breaking ball.

After a college baseball career, he exchanged jersey No. 7 for camouflage issued by the United States Army, which he wore around the globe and with great pride for twenty years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel of Air Defense Artillery.

He earned his Juris Doctor by attending night school at the George Mason University School of Law while assigned to the Pentagon and practiced law in Wyoming for twelve years before his appointment to the bench.

 When he isn’t working or writing, he’ll likely have a fly rod, shotgun or rifle in hand.

His Sam Johnstone series includes: Misjudged, One and Done, False Evidence, and Capital Justice.

James is a master of the legal thriller. We talk process, his background with the US Army, and his life as a judge. A great interview.

As always thank you for your continued support for Blood Red Ivory, available in e-book, paperback, and audiobook everywhere.

Thank you to Crush Limbo for the music.

Like I mentioned I’ll be at Books at the Beach September, 8th to the 10th. Tickets still available.

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