Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Blood,
Guns & Valentines
The Haunting of Al Capone &
Chicago's Gangland Ghosts
by Troy Taylor (2010)
From the slums of Brooklyn to the luxurious hotels and
nightclubs of Chicago, legendary mobster Al Capone took
a meteoric rise to the highest levels of the criminal
underworld at only twenty-five years of age. He became
one of the wealthiest men in the world, with scores of
speakeasies, brothels and gambling houses under his
control and hundreds of gunmen ready to do his bidding.
But in spite of his vast power, Capone was a man who
lived in fear – haunted by a vengeful spirit from St.
Valentine’s Day 1929!
Journey back to Roaring 20s Chicago with author Troy
Taylor and discover the world of Al Capone and the gangs
that made the city streets run red with blood! In this
first, full-length book to unravel the haunting of Al
Capone and other gangland ghosts of Chicago, you’ll find
a time of jazz, bootleg liquor and rattling tommy guns
as Taylor brings to life the mob violence and brutal
revenge from the Prohibition era. Enter the world of Big
Jim Colosimo, John Torrio, the “Terrible” Gennas, Dion
O’Banion and of course, Al Capone and come along for the
rise and fall of Capone and the various gangs of
Chicago, the Beer Wars, the police and political
corruption, the deadly shootings, the “one-way rides”,
the mob assassinations and the other terrifying events
that left lingering spirits in their wake!