Organized Crime Queens
Most of society thinks of women as the gentler sex, the sex with more compassion and empathy, not prone to violence. The truth is history, and current events, are littered with stories of violent women who do whatever it takes to get what they want; women who either revel in, or accept as needed, whatever acts of torture, murder and depravity that are required to achieve their goals. We’re not talking about mundane psychopaths that kill their children and their husbands; or homicidal maniacs that kill randomly without purpose, other than for some sexual or psychological gratification. We’re talking about female organized crime bosses, leaders of highly structured, often successful criminal organizations.
Most everyone knows about the high profile male mobsters; people like Lucky Luciano, Myer Lansky, Bugsy Segal, Arnold Rothstein, and Al Capone: men who became legends, rightly or wrongly, due to the public’s insatiable appetite for literature, movies, and television stories based on their lives. But what about their female counterparts, they definitely existed and still exist. Their stories are both fascinating and cautionary. Their histories provide an alternative perspective on the equality of the sexes; everything has a price. We are talking about smart, capable, talented, ruthless women who under other circumstances might have become leaders in either business or politics; women who demanded respect, loyalty and a big payday; or else.
Jerry Bader is Senior Partner at MRPwebmedia.com a small media production company that specializes in Web video, audio, music, and sound design. He is responsible for developing concepts for clients’ video campaigns, writing the scripts, and managing the production process. Over the years he’s written over a hundred articles on marketing, and he’s self-published three marketing e-books and a couple of free e-magazines. Currently he has turned his attention to writing a number of Neo Noir Hybrid Graphic Novels and story concepts with the goal of turning them into television series or feature films. There are currently ten screenplays in The Method series.
The Method Graphic Novel has been chosen by Blurb to be used has an example of what can be done with cross-platform multimedia book publishing and was featured at Comic-Con. Other current Graphic Novels available are The Comeuppance, The Coffin Corner, and the soon to be released Grist For The Mill.
He also wrote, The Fixer that was published by Rebel Seed Entertainment and has consistently been in the top ten for its category. The Fixer is based on the true-life story of a colorful horse racing character. In addition to The Fixer, Mr. Bader has written Organized Crime Queens, The Secret World of Female Gangsters, and the soon to be released What’s Your Poison? How Cocktails Got Their Names.
Mr. Bader has also written a series of children’s books, ZaZa Books For Kids, that currently includes, Two Dragons Named Shoe, The Town That Didn’t Speak, The Criminal McBride, The Bad Puppeteer, Mr. Bumbershoot, The Umbrella Man, and the upcoming The Ninth Inning.