November 9: “Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo” book signing with author C. Joseph Greaves
Author C. Joseph Greaves will sign copies of his book, “Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo” Monday, November 9, in the Museum book store. The novel is based on the real-life 1936 vice trial that ended the criminal reign of one of the most notorious mobsters of all time—Lucky Luciano. By following the lives of the trial’s four key figures: defendant Luciano, prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey, defense attorney George Morton Levy and star witness Cokey Flo Brown, the reader is given front row seats to a courtroom drama that gripped the nation nearly 80 years ago. Greaves based his novel on exclusive access he was given to the files of Luciano’s defense attorney Levy.
C. Joseph Greaves
Joseph Greaves is a former Los Angeles trial lawyer now living in Colorado. His first novel Hard Twisted, a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in Fiction, was called “a gritty, gripping read, and one that begs to be put on film” (Los Angeles Times) and was named Best Historical Novel in the Southwest Writers International Writing Contest. Writing as Chuck Greaves, he is a Shamus Award finalist for his Jack MacTaggart series of legal/detective mysteries.