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Best Mafia Books

Uncover the dark allure of the underworld with these critically acclaimed mafia books, selected for their standing in numerous literary round-ups.

Recommendations from 31 articles, Garry Kasparov, Devon Sawa, Ben Carlson and 5 others.
Best Mafia Books
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Bound by Honor
Cora Reilly - 2014-12-14
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Born into a powerful Mob family in Chicago, Aria is betrothed to Luca, the oldest son of the New York Cosa Nostra, to secure peace. With her wedding to Luca fast approaching, Aria is terrified to marry a man she hardly knows, especially someone nicknamed "the Vice" for a reason. But she decides to go through with it, determined to work her way into Luca's heart and escape the brutal world she knows. This book explores the dangerous and complex world of the Mob, filled with power, wealth, and hidden violence.
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The Sweetest Oblivion
Danielle Lori - 2018-06-20
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Enter the murky world of New York's underworld with Elena, the perfect mafia principessa whose world is turned upside down when she meets Nicolas Russo - a Made Man with a reputation darker than his suits. Despite her initial dislike for him, Elena can't help the attraction she feels towards Nicolas. But in a world where scandals and danger lurk around every corner, can Elena afford to give in to her desires? Discover this standalone forbidden romance that explores the darkness and the allure of the mafia.
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A. Zavarelli - 2016-02-08
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A woman infiltrates the Irish mafia to find her missing friend, but finds herself torn between two loyalties. When she catches the eye of the next-in-line for the throne, an Irish mobster, she must navigate her way through their chemistry and keep her mission on track. Revenge is her motive, and nothing will get in her way.
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Ruthless People
J. J. McAvoy - 2014-07-15
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A thrilling romantic crime fiction set in modern-day Chicago, Ruthless People follows the marriage of Melody and Liam, leaders of rival factions of the Italian and Irish mafia, as they navigate a constant battle for dominance and face new threats from rival bosses. With plenty of action and tense moments, this book is sure to captivate fans of the genre. Other titles in the series offer even more exciting storylines to follow.
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The Kiss Thief
LJ Shen - 2019-01-06
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A forbidden kiss under the black Chicago sky leads to a broken wedding vow for Francesca Rossi. Caught between two powerful men, Angelo Bandini and Senator Wolfe Keaton, Francesca's heart is torn apart. In this riveting love story, Francesca must rewrite her supposed happy ending and choose between her two rivals.
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The Professional
Kresley Cole - 2014-05-06
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Discover the steamy world of The Professional, the first in Kresley Cole's bestselling Game Maker series. Meet Aleksandr, a mafiya enforcer whose loyalty is unshakable until he meets his boss's long-lost daughter, and Natalie, the curvy grad student he's ordered to protect. From Russia to Paris, the two push each other's boundaries to explore their wildest desires. Previously released as eBook exclusives, this complete novel collection is sure to leave readers asking: How hot is too hot?
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Five Families
The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires
Selwyn Raab - 2005-09-01
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Explore the captivating world of the American Mafia's infamous Five Families in this New York Times bestselling history by Selwyn Raab. From Lucky Luciano to John Gotti, experience the rise and fall of New York's premier dons. Learn how the Mafia outwitted and outmaneuvered law enforcement while wreaking unparalleled damage on America's social fabric and businesses. This updated tenth-anniversary edition features a new preface by the author and brings the reader right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia.
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The Godfather
50th Anniversary Edition
Mario Puzo - 2002-03-01 (first published in 1969)
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This iconic novel delves into the dark world of the Mafia, following the powerful Corleone family as they navigate tradition, loyalty, and betrayal. With themes of power, greed, and family allegiance, The Godfather has captivated readers for nearly fifty years and become a global phenomenon. This searing portrayal of the violent subculture remains a definitive work of American crime fiction.
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Vow of Deception
A Dark Marriage Mafia Romance (Deception Trilogy Book 1)
Rina Kent - 2023-09-01 (first published in 2021)
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A woman is offered a job by the most notorious man in the city: play the role of his dead wife. With no other options, she accepts, but quickly realizes that things aren't as simple as they seem. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide if her only chance for survival is to stay with Adrian, or find a way out. This thrilling book is the first in a trilogy that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Carnal Urges
J.T. Geissinger - 2021-06-30
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This page-turner explores the consequences of carnal desires and revenge in a thrilling tale of kidnapping and captivity. The protagonist is falsely accused of starting a war and becomes the captive of a man with a deep hatred and desire for revenge. As they navigate the tense situation, they both discover that there are more powerful urges than just revenge. A must-read for anyone who loves a good enemy-to-lovers story.
Ruthless Creatures by J.T. Geissinger
Sempre by J.M. Darhower
Monster in His Eyes by J. M. Darhower
Sparrow by L.J. Shen
Collateral by Natasha Knight
Dirty Angels by Karina Halle
Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren
Cruel Paradise by J.T. Geissinger
When Heroes Fall by Giana Darling
Ruthless King by Meghan March
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Crow's Row by Julie Hockley
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
The Predator by Runyx
Innocence by Stasia Black, Lee Savino
Brutal Prince by Sophie Lark
The Scarlet Thread by Evelyn Anthony
Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb
Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano
The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert
Beneath These Shadows by Meghan March
Forget-Me-Not Bombshell by Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti
Blood of My Monster by Rina Kent
Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly
Ravaged Crown by Nicole Fox
Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger
Cole by Tijan
Destino by Sienna Mynx
Asher Black by Parker S. Huntington
Dante by Bethany-Kris
The Mafia And His Angel by Lylah James
Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone
Men of Honour by Judge Giovanni Falcone
Nero by Sarah Brianne
Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Taken by a Sinner by Michelle Heard
The Games of Enemies and Allies by K. M. Shea
The Thief's Daughter by Victoria Cornwall
Black Heart (Echoes from the Underworld, #1) by Maggie Kay
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Cosa Nostra by John Dickie
Empire of Desire by Rina Kent
Mobbed Up by James Neff
Fierce King by Sadie Kincaid
Salvatore by Natasha Knight
The President Street Boys by Frank Dimatteo
Promises and Pomegranates by Sav R. Miller
Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller
The Atlas Complex by Olivie Blake
The Two Mafias by Salvatore Lupo
Out by Natsuo Kirino