New Book Alert: Accidental Gangster: Dutch Schultz and Me by Harriet Goodman Grayson

Connecticut Authors and Publisher’s Association is happy to share that one of our members, Harriet Goodman Grayson published her historical fiction book Accidental Gangster: Dutch Schultz and Me on March 15, 2022.

About the book:

Welcome to Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties. Meet Goldy Goldfarb, the “Accidental Gangster,” who is recruited by Dutch Schultz to run booze for him using his fishing boats based in the Rockaways. The isolation and the miles of unpatrolled beaches made the Rockaway, NY location very desirable for criminal activities. During those years, Goldy delivers the illegal goods to a thirsty American public for his boss. A loyal soldier for a notorious gangster, Goldy carried a gun and often feared for his life. If it wasn’t the Treasury Boys after him, it was his fellow gangsters. Learn how an ordinary man became involved in a criminal network. Familiar names from the era are part of the story. There’s the Lower East Side contingent of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Segal and Lucky Luciano. Goldy’s old pals, The Brownsville Boys, are in the novel as well as the mentor to Lansky and Luciano, Arnold Rothstein, a notorious gambler who fixed the 1919 World Series. Based on true events in the life of author Harriet Goodman Grayson’s grandfather Goldy.

From the Author:

This book is dedicated to my grandfather Goldy. It’s all about booze smuggling during Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties. You meet the famous gangsters of the era including his boss Dutch Schultz as well as Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Segal. Then there’s the most famous of them all, mentor to Lansky and Luciano, fixer of the 1919 World Series, Arnold Rothstein.

About the Author:

Ms. Goodman Grayson was educated as an urban planner working for the City of New York and the state of Colorado. She has also worked for major insurance companies in Springfield, Mass and New York City. In addition, she has worked for non-profit organizations as a fundraiser, grants writer and events planner and then as an entrepreneur since 2003. Her newest book is based on tales her mother told about her father’s exploits.

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