Michael Mayo (b. 1948) lives in North Carolina. The years he spent in New Jersey had a lot to do with his love of Prohibition-era New York and the creation of Jimmy Quinn. He has written about film for The Washington Post and The Roanoke Times. He was the host of the nationally-syndicated Movie Show on Radio and Max and Mike On the Movies. His books include American Murder: Criminals, Crime and the Media, VideoHound’s Video Premieres, Horror Show, and War Movies. He edited three volumes of The DVD Guide.
He served as a judge for the Video Software Dealers Association annual DVD Technical Awards competition. He has also been a judge in the National Film Challenge and the NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness contest. Mike has been happily married to Marcia for more years than either of them would care to admit.
“Mayo persuasively portrays such real-life mobsters as Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano in a tale sure to appeal to fans of Max Allan Collins’s gangster historicals.” —Publishers Weekly