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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.

This greatest mafia book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these mafia books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.
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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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
Nicholas Pileggi

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Wiseguy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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 Ice Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Philip Carlo

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The Sicilian is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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The Last Don is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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Gangster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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Takedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Douglas Century

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Gangland How the FBI Broke the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mafia Books

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The Firm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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And Then You Die is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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Bone in the Throat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Anthony Bourdain

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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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Excellent Cadavers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Alexander Stille

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The Client is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mafia Books
John Grisham

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The Mafia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Claire Sterling

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Mob over Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Michele McPhee

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Havana Nocturne: How the Mob O... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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The Godfather Returns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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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California fire and life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mafia Books

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Bomb grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Brian Freemantle

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Midnight in Sicily is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Peter Robb

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The hit and The marksman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Brian Garfield

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The Real Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mafia Books
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Saving Caravaggio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mafia Books
Neil Griffiths