Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: The Wicked Wives

"Wicked Wives" is based on the true story of the 1938 Philadelphia murder scandals in which seventeen wives were arrested for murdering their husbands. Mastermind conspirator Giorgio DiSipio, a stunning Lothario and local tailor who preys upon disenchanted and unfaithful wives, convinces twelve of them to kill their spouses for insurance money. The murder conspiracy is very successful until one lone assistant D.A., Tom Rossi, uncovers the plot and brings the perpetrators to justice. "Wicked Wives" is a story made for Hollywood, combining murder, corruption, treachery, love, lust and phenomenal detail as it vividly captures Depression-era Philadelphia.

My Thoughts:

Geez, Louise but this book! Seriously, I do not delve into "true crime" and where as some of this book is fictionalized there are still some solid facts involved! Oh dear me! This book had me hooked from the beginning! The drama! The conspiracies! The scheming evil wives! AHHH! The story was intense and well written. There are so many threads woven together to make a wonderful tale. I cannot begin to describe it and do it justice! (This is why I read not write lol)

This book was like reading a soap opera, but with better acting and more plot! Gus Pelagatti has  written a book that will please even the most die hard crime story fan. It really has everything you could, lies, and scandals! 

Oh so deliciously thrilling! I loved every page of it. 

(amazon link)


  1. Definitely sounds like it's movie perfect! Not normally a fan of true crime, but enjoyed your review!

  2. I wouldn't have taken a second look because of the cover. True crime appeals to me but in small doses.


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