Unholy Toledo

My pick for another local story is about my Toledo hometown, Unholy Toledo! I loved reading it. The final Mob book has an unusual title: Nothing Personal Just Business — Prohibition and Murder on Toledo’s Mean Streets (239 pages, paperbound $20). Written by Kenneth R. Dickson, it focuses on Toledo (but includes plenty on Detroit) and organized crime, but as the author says “…it is also the story of saloon keeper and bootlegger Jack Kennedy…who…stood up to the Licavolis.” Much of the story takes place during the Depression. Indexed and illustrated, it picks up where the book Unholy Toledo by the late Harry Illman left off. This very well could be what is next on my book to read menu………


About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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2 Responses to Unholy Toledo

  1. Roland says:

    I have read Unholy Toledo three times. It’s a great book.

  2. Kenneth R. Dickson says:

    Thanks for the kind comments on my book Nothing Personal, Just Business. The next book in the series picks up with the death of Jimmy Hayes after Yonnie Licavoli was sent to jail. It’s called Something for Nothing.

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