Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement - All Issues

Informer - All Issues

With the release of Issue 30 in October 2020, Informer has published a total of 2,316 pages over the course of twelve years. The journal was named Informer: The Journal of American Mafia History from Issue 1 (September 2008) through Issue 8 (July 2010). It has been named Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement since Issue 9 (October 2010). Issues 1 through 15 were published from New Milford, Connecticut. Subsequent issues were published from Whiting, Vermont. Informer was released quarterly until 2013. Three issues were released in 2013, three were released in 2014, two were released in 2015, and single issues were released for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. All issues of the journal remain available in print (ISSN: 1943-7803) and electronic (ISSN: 1944-8139) editions through the MagCloud print-on-demand service. Issues 12, 22, 29 and 30 are also available through as Kindle-compatible e-books. Cover images and contents descriptions below generally link to the issues' preview and purchase pages on the MagCloud site. Clicking on "Learn more" links will bring up issue summaries from the Informer website.

Issue 26 - 2016 Oct

(Standard 8.25" x 10.75" - 48 pages)

Issue 26
  • Leftist Radicals Clash in Barre, Vermont, by Thomas Hunt.
  • Family Business: The Corleone Fratuzzi by Justin Cascio.
  • Warner Files: Asbury's Flawed History.
  • The Galleanists' War of Terror by Thomas Hunt.
  • Book Review of A Wiser Guy.
  • 100 Years Ago: 1916.
  • Just One More Thing: Butsey Morelli.

Issue key terms: Anarchism, Asbury, Barre, Books, Corleone, Elia Corti, Fratuzzi, Galleani, Gangs of New York, Mafia, Murder, New England, Organized Crime, Providence, Rhode Island, Sicily, Terrorism, Vermont

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Issue 25 - 2015 Oct

(Standard 8.25" x 10.75" - 54 pages)

Issue 25
  • Rebel Buffalo Mobsters Eyes Rackets Colony in Florida by Thomas Hunt and Michael A. Tona.
  • A Glimpse Behind the Curtain of People v. Luciano by C. Joseph Greaves.
  • Silent Service law enforcement agency by H.K. Petschel.
  • Warner Files: Reviews of Bugsy Siegel and Two Mafias.
  • Dead Guys in Suits: October's Biggest Hits.

Issue key terms: Books, Buffalo, Bugsy Siegel, Cokey Flo, Counterfeiting, Dewey, DiCarlo, FBI, Florida, Las Vegas, Levy, Luciano, Mafia, Magaddino, Miami Beach, Pieri, Postal Inspector, Postal Service, Prostitution, Sicily, Wofford Hotel

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Issue 23 - 2014 Nov

(Digest 5.25" x 8.25" - 76 pages)

Issue 23
  • Brooklyn's Swiss Cheese Prison by Thomas Hunt
  • Pretty Boy Floyd's Double by Jeffery S. King.
  • Lucky Luciano excerpt by Christian Cipollini.
  • Religion and the Mafia 3 by Richard N. Warner.
  • Book Review of The Mob and the City.
  • Just One More Thing: Publishing Bias.

Issue key terms: Adam Richetti, Alfred Minutolo, Books, Brooklyn, Luciano, Mafia, McKeever, McNeiley, Milwaukee, New York City, Pretty Boy Floyd, Publishing, Raymond Street Jail, Religion, The Mob and the City

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Issue 22 - 2014 May

(Digest 5.25" x 8.25" - 108 pages)

Issue 22

Single-subject issue

  • The Early New York Mafia: An Alternative Theory by Richard Warner, Angelo Santino and Lennert van`t Riet.

Issue key terms: Cascio Ferro, Castellammare del Golfo, Corleone, Cosa Nostra, D'Aquila, DiGaetano, Flaccomio, Loiacono, LoMonte, Lupo, Mafia, Morello, New York, Organized Crime, Palermo, Schiro, Secret Service, Taranto

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Issue 21 - 2014 Jan

(Digest 5.25" x 8.25" - 116 pages)

Issue 21
  • Brooklyn Miracle? The Regina Pacis Crowns by Thomas Hunt.
  • The Ascent of Vito Genovese by Lennert van`t Riet, David Critchley and Steve Turner.
  • Detroit Mafia Membership Chart by Bill Feather.
  • Obituary: Vito Rizzuto.
  • Fifty Years Ago: The Warren Commision, Oswald and the FBI.

Issue key terms: Boccia, Dom DeLuise, Emmino, FBI, Genovese, Kennedy, Luciano, Miracle of Brooklyn, Miranda, New Jersey, Oswald, Profaci, Queens, Regina Pacis, Scarpa, Siciliano, Strollo, Valachi, Villano, Warren Commission

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