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"Mr. New Orleans is a rollicking, disturbing ride through the underbelly of a bygone New Orleans, lined with moments of dark, side-splitting hilarity. If you're a fan of James Lee Burke, drop what you're reading and pick this one up. In an era when popular wisdom tells us T.V. has stolen all depth from the literary true-crime narrative, Matthew Randazzo has found a way to beat that trend mightily; he's gone straight to the source and captured the singular, confounding voice of the New Orleans' mafia's top political fixer with fast-paced, riveting prose and a fine journalist's eye for detail." Christopher Rice, New York Times Bestselling author of The Snow Garden and Blind Fall.

 

Mr. New Orleans named a New Orleans Times-Picayune "HOT READ".

Mr. New Orleans named a "GAMBIT PICKS" selection by The Gambit.

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Wiseguys called him "The Keith Richards of the American Mafia" and JFK hero Jim Garrison denounced him "one of the most notorious vice operators in the history of New Orleans" ... but you can just call him Mr. New Orleans. Mr. New Orleans tells the incredible story of Frenchy Brouillete, a Cajun country boy has been on a 50-year-long sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll bender as the New Orleans Mafia’s sex rackets chief and statewide political fixer. Much like his cousin and protector, felonious four-time Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, bodybuilding champion Frenchy lived a life of epic glamour and debauchery during the golden age of the American Mafia and New Orleans French Quarter. In Mr. New Orleans, Frenchy becomes the first man in history to break the code of secrecy in the New Orleans Mafia Family and share the shocking true story of America's oldest and most mysterious crime family … and its potential involvement in the Kennedy Assassination.