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List of best books about the mafia, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on the mafia are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched mafia bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about the mafia and crime syndicates. If you're looking for a list of top books on the mafia then you're in the right place.

Books on this list include And Then You Die and Casino. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about the mafia?" after checking out this list.

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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Godfather Mario Puzo The Godfather is a crime novel written by Italian American author Mario Puzo, originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. It details the story of a fictitious Mafia family based in New ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Casino Nicholas Pileggi

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The Ice Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Ice Man Philip Carlo

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Wiseguy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Wiseguy Nicholas Pileggi Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family is a 1986 non-fiction book by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi that chronicles the story of Mafia mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill. The book is the basis for ...more

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The Sicilian is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Sicilian Mario Puzo The Sicilian is a novel by Italian-American author Mario Puzo. Published in 1984 by Random House Publishing Group, it is based on Puzo's most famous work, The Godfather. It is regarded as The ...more

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Gangster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Gangster Lorenzo Carcaterra Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, published in 2001, narrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to power in the New York City

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The Last Don is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Last Don Mario Puzo The Last Don is a novel by Mario Puzo, best known as the author of The Godfather. The story alternates between the film industry and the Las Vegas Strip casinos, showing how the Mafia is linked ...more

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Takedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Takedown Douglas Century

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The Firm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Firm John Grisham The Firm is a 1991 legal thriller and the second novel by John Grisham. It was his first widely recognized book, and in 1993 after it sold 1.5 million copies, was made into a film starring Tom ...more

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Bone in the Throat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Bone in the Throat Anthony Bourdain

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Gangland How the FBI Broke the... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mafia Books

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And Then You Die is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mafia Books
And Then You Die Michael Dibdin And Then You Die is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the eighth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series.

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The Outfit: The Role of Chicag... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mafia Books

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The Mafia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Mafia Claire Sterling

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The Godfather Returns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Godfather Returns Mark Winegardner The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004. It is the sequel to Mario Puzo's The Godfather, which was originally published in 1969, and The Sicilian. ...more

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The Client is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The Client John Grisham

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Excellent Cadavers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Excellent Cadavers Alexander Stille

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Mob over Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Mob over Miami Michele McPhee

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Havana Nocturne: How the Mob O... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution T. J. English Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution is a book by T. J. English.

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Bomb grade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Bomb grade Brian Freemantle

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California fire and life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mafia Books

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Dirty laundry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Dirty laundry Tori Carrington

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Red Square is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Red Square Martin Cruz Smith Red Square is a crime novel by Martin Cruz Smith, primarily set in Moscow, Munich and Berlin between August 6 and August 21, 1991. It is a sequel to Gorky Park and Polar Star and features the ...more

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The hit and The marksman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The hit and The marksman Brian Garfield

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Murder Machine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Roberto Ortuso added Murder Machine Jerry Capeci, Gene

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Midnight in Sicily is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Midnight in Sicily Peter Robb

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The Real Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Roberto Ortuso added The Real Lucky Luciano

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Firewall is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Firewall Andy McNab

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Saving Caravaggio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Saving Caravaggio Neil Griffiths

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The company she keeps is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The company she keeps Georgia Durante

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Road to paradise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Road to paradise Max Allan Collins

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To Save a Son is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mafia Books
To Save a Son Brian Freemantle

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The night we met is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The night we met Rob Byrnes

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The dog who bit a policeman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The dog who bit a policeman Stuart M. Kaminsky

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White shadow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mafia Books
White shadow Ace Atkins

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Snow Crash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Snow Crash is Neal Stephenson's third novel, published in 1992. Like many of Stephenson's other novels it covers history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, ...more

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The plan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mafia Books
The plan Stephen J. Cannell