The Thief and the Widow

Now that Brooklyn Rumble is completed, I am going to try my hand on writing short stories about juvenile delinquency and youth gangs from New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.

My first short story will be called The Thief and the Widow, and will be sold in an e-book format on Amazon. I am not yet sure it will be sold in paper copy, but I am working towards that. Here is a description of what the book will be about below. If this book sells in printed form, this is what you would read on the back cover:

A teenaged thief, an old woman and a heist.  This true, short story highlights a random Brooklyn robbery in 1949 that serves as a superb example of the myriad melodramas that issue from the belly of the great City of New York.

No doubt New York City experiences hundreds of burglaries every year; this story selects just one from the many that are waiting to be told.  The Thief and the Widow explores the early life of The Thief, details the burglary itself and examines the aftermath.  Also included are telling contemporary-to-the-crime documents.

This short story accentuates the battle between good and evil.  This struggle is not endemic to New York City but is a common feature of humanity wherever people are found.  This story will resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

I am still waiting on some source documents to complete this book as well as working through how to make an e-book.  Hopefully this will be ready in the next couple of months.