Anthony Schneider: May 13, 2019


A Mafia Romantic Thriller


Author Anthony Schneider will discuss his latest novel, a romantic thriller set in Brooklyn and Sicily.

Available for Interview is Anthony Schneider, award-winning writer and the author of LOWDOWN (Permanent Press | Published March, 2019 | $29.95 | Hardcover).


For Jimmy Paccini, savvy and cool-headed, it was joining the Brooklyn mob, the easy way out of a nowhere life that – for arranging the execution of the head of a rival crime family – rewarded him with a quarter-century of hard time.

For Milena Cossutta, sexy and smart, it was selling out her dreams to marry a handsome but hot-headed made man, Vinnie DeNunzio, which left her on the run from the feds in Sicily, a stranger in a strange land.

And sometimes the mistake is crazy, forbidden love – like the one between Jimmy and Milena. Or could it be their salvation?

Spanning three decades and two continents, soaked in passion, blood and the garish colors of the mean streets, Lowdown is a vivid, gripping romantic thriller that follows a twisting road strewn with sorrow and desire, deceit and ecstasy, shocking violence and intimate tenderness, to arrive at a surprising, bittersweet redemption.

Selected Reviews:

“Absorbing… sizzles with insider savvy… almost non-stop reading because you care about the main characters. Yes, there’s violence, but there’s also a love story here, that’s not only believable but heartwarming. Schneider shows he can not only do blunt action prose but lyrically evocative descriptions.”

— National Public Radio

“Powerful… A worthy, character-driven crime novel… Schneider avoids pathos in this affecting tale of two star-crossed lovers as he paints a vivid picture of a crime family’s values, rules, and pecking order.”

— Publishers Weekly

“A great crime novel, balancing past and present, love and criminality, the desire for liberty and the exigencies of forgiveness. If you love crime stories likeThe Godfather, Dennis Lehane or Gillian Flynn, this is a book for you.”

— International Review of Books

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