Sunday, September 19, 2021

Looking at Youngstown for 2022

While nothing is set in stone at this point, the current plan is to dedicate a fall 2022 issue of Informer to the organized crime history of the Youngstown, Ohio, area - the fertile crescent of racketeering that includes the Mahoning and Shenango valleys in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

 If you'd like to contribute material to this issue, please contact us at your earliest convenience:

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Ad: Mafia Genealogy

New advertiser in October 2021 issue: Mafia Genealogy website by Justin Cascio.

Ad: Blackhand of Southern Colorado

New advertiser in October 2021 issue: The Blackhand of Southern Colorado by Michael O'Haire.

Ad: Los Angeles Underworld

Images of America: Los Angeles Underworld by Avi Bash and J. Michael Niotta PhD.

Ad: Troublesome Robbery Gang

One of the Most Troublesome Robbery Gangs: The Murders and Crimes of George McKeever and Francis McNeiley by Jeffery S. King.



Ad: Gangsters Inc

New advertisement in October 2021 issue. 

Our old friends at Gangsters Inc. have streamlined their web address to

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

California Mob is focus of new issue

The October 2021 issue of Informer will focus on the Mafia in California. (It will include some other items as well.)
We want to thank these writers for contributing their work: J. Michael Niotta PhD, Justin Cascio, Michael O'Haire, Lennert van 't Riet and Jeffery King.
The issue - the thirty-first published since 2008 - should be available for purchase within a month. Here's a sneak peek at the issue cover.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Informer No. 31 set for October

The next issue of Informer will be released October 4, 2021.

The articles deadline is August 2. Please contact the editor as soon as possible if you're working on something you intend to submit. (For this issue, we're especially interested in crime and law enforcement history articles with a California connection.)

The advertising deadline is September 6. Camera-ready ads and payments must be received by that date. A rate/policy sheet is available upon request. As usual, special ad pricing is available to authors of crime history books seeking to publicize their works.


Friday, May 7, 2021

New info, praise from author Carlino

In a May 6, 2021, web presentation, our good friend Sam Carlino presented new information related to the Carlino Mob of Colorado and the federal agent who managed to infiltrate that organization. Near the end of his presentation, Sam also offered some extremely flattering remarks about Informer and its publisher.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Missed an issue? No worries!

All thirty issues of Informer - dating back to 2008 - remain available. They can be obtained in print or electronic PDF format and can be previewed before purchase.

Use these links to locate the issues of interest to you: