The Author, Screenwriter and Director of the upcoming movie "The Iceman" are my guests today!
Here is some background on Anthony Bruno:
My big break as a writer came in 1988 when my crime novel BAD GUYS was published in hardcover. BAD GUYS was the first in a series of novels (BAD BLOOD, BAD LUCK, BAD BUSINESS, BAD MOON, and BAD APPLE) about FBI agents Mike Tozzi and Cuthbert Gibbons, odd-couple partners whose prime targets are New York and New Jersey wiseguys. Basing my stories on actual Mafia figures and their criminal activities, I pioneered the territory that made The Sopranos a monster hit. Rave reviews compared me to Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake. People magazine called Gibbons and Tozzi “the best fictional cop duo around.”
I turned to non-fiction for my next project. THE ICEMAN: THE TRUE STORY OF A COLD-BLOODED KILLER is an in-depth profile of convicted murderer Richard Kuklinski, who claimed to have killed over 100 people. Kuklinski was dubbed “the Iceman” when one of his victims was found in the woods on a summer day, his heart frozen solid. Kuklinski had stored the man’s body in an ice-cream truck for two years before dumping it in order to disguise the time of death. In researching this book, I corresponded with Kuklinski extensively and interviewed him in prison–locked in a room alone with the killer, no glass partition separating us, no guards in sight.
In 1995 I wrote SEVEN: The Novelization based on the runaway hit feature film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.
THE ICEMAN is about to become a feature film, starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, and Ray Liotta. IMMORTAL MONSTER is the backstory to my writing the book.