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The Collaborator, By Gerald Seymour

Seymour excels in the family way

Skulls found on Mafia ship laden with toxic waste

Cameras sent down to investigate vessel appear to show human remains

Gotti's son on fourth trial for racketeering

John "Junior" Gotti has left a trail of victims in his wake, a prosecutor said yesterday during opening arguments at his fourth racketeering trial.

The godmothers calling the shots in the Naples mafia

With their menfolk being rounded up, the women of the Camorra crime syndicate are taking charge

Blue Grotto's crystal waters contaminated by raw sewage

Mafia suspected of dumping pollution into Capri's natural wonder

Trust, By Marek Kohn

The hardback of this lucid and illuminating essay on the social virtue we most miss came out before meltdowns of confidence in both the banking and parliamentary systems made it even more urgent. Starting from a child's trip to the shop, and the "thick carpet of trust" in people, laws and technologies that underlies everyday events, Kohn gathers evidence from history and philosophy, biology and game theory.

Mobsters 'out to make a killing from the quake'

Acclaimed writer who exposed Naples mafia warns organised crime gangs will target rebuilding contracts

Il Divo (15)

Paolo Sorrentino's terrific Il Divo presents an extraordinarily sinister portrait of Giulio Andreotti, Italy's most significant politician of the post-war era.

Former Gotti hitman convicted for mafia killings

An ageing hit man once used as an enforcer by US mafia boss John Gotti was convicted yesterday for the cold-blooded killings of four people, including a security guard gunned down during an armoured car heist in 1990.

Plum Lucky, By Janet Evanovich

Janet Evan-ovich, inventor of the sassy-girl crime caper, has written over 18 novels and novellas featuring New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum.

Police investigate 'mafiosi' in Lancashire

Dossier of intelligence on five suspects sent to detectives in Italy

Mafia boss kills himself after arrest

Lo Presti feared revenge attacks after his indiscretions led police to swoop on Mob

'Mafia chief' hangs himself after arrest

An alleged Mafia boss hanged himself in jail, hours after being arrested in a police swoop, officials in Sicily said today.

Italy pursues 100 mobsters in anti-Mafia swoop

Italian police said they launched a pre-dawn swoop today to arrest 100 people suspected of trying to rebuild the top ranks of the Sicilian Mafia, which has been weakened by the recent arrests of powerful mob leaders.

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