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About Patrick Downey

Patrick Downey has been researching New York gangsters for twenty years and is the author of three books. Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935, Bad Seeds in the Big Apple: Bandits, Killers & Chaos in New York City 1920-1940 and Legs Diamond: Gangster.

In addition to his books Patrick has also written for local area newspapers, spoken about gangsters at the Museum of New York City and the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum and he leads an occasional walking tour.

Gangster City Bad Seeds in the Big Apple Legs Diamond: Gangster
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Welcome to Dead Guys in Suits!

Legs Diamond

What’s your gangster poison?

Looking for a general history on the early days of organized crime? Click Gangster City.

How about machinegun toting bandits and the pistol packin’ mamas that made the ‘20s roar and the ‘30s desperate? Click Bad Seeds.

Want the real story on Legs Diamond? Give him a click.

Don’t forget to visit my blog at for your daily dose of gangster goodness.

Pat Downey