Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GIFT IDEA for the crime history aficionado

Looking for a unique holiday present for a crime history aficionado? A one-year gift subscription to the electronic edition of Informer: The Journal of American Mafia History is bargain priced at just $18 through Jan. 1, 2009. Recipients will have online access to a year of Informer's historical articles, book reviews, photos and more.

Take a look at our sample issue, published in September 2008 by clicking here and selecting the Download PDF option.

To purchase a gift subscription to Informer's electronic edition for just $18, simply click on the link below and complete your purchase through Paypal's secure online checkout. Don't forget to note the e-mail address of the recipient, so we can let him or her know when each new issue is available for download.

UPDATE: Subscriptions to the PRINT EDITION of Informer - a professionally printed, bound and mailed journal - are now available (U.S. addresses only). See the Subscriptions information at right.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sample issue available on

The first electronic issue of Informer: The Journal of American Mafia history is now available for free download through, the popular San Francisco-based document hosting and sharing service. The issue was published in September 2008 and contains articles on the mob's worst year (1957), the 1891 New Orleans lynchings, Al Capone ally Fred "Killer" Burke, and Kansas City Mafia boss Joseph DiGiovanni. It also includes book reviews, current events, an author interview and more.

The same issue is also available for sale as a professionally printed journal through the service. The contents are the same, but the hardcopy Informer is expertly printed in full color on sturdy, matte-finish stock. It is carefully packaged for mailing and usually arrives within 10 days of order. (Unfortunately, the preprinted edition of Informer can only be shipped to United States addresses at this time.)