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The Ragman Murders

Martina, Elizabeth A.


Written as a police interview in 1930, a young woman, Anna Amato, answers Detective Frank Santaro's questions. She ends up reviewing her childhood and the results of her parents’ decisions:

It is Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1910. Italian immigrants are pouring into the state by the thousands every year. They bring with them their own style of living and justice from the Old World. Her parents and their friends are among these newcomers.

Giuseppe Amato, a young, disgruntled man, is looking for success, as long as he doesn’t have to work too hard. How far can one man push his family to get their own share of the American Dream…. without losing everything?

This story is taken from the headlines of the Hartford Courant newspaper. The names are real. The dates are real. Read it and decide if the decisions the Amatos made were wise or foolish.

This book is available on Amazon in both paperback and ebook.

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