Review: Wicked Wives By Gus Pelagatti

The Wicked Wives: A novel based on a true story Mill City Press, Inc. Paperback and E-book

The Wicked Wives

This novel is based on a true story. In 1938, 17 wives and their accomplices were arrested in Philadelphia for murdering their husbands. Behind the whole plot was Giorgio DiSipio, a true lothario. He was a local tailor with a revolving door of women. He would seduce them, help them to insure their husbands, then teach them how to kill them, all for his share of the insurance money.

It was extremely successful until a single assistant district attorney discovers the plot and does everything he can to hold the guilty parties accountable.

Dollycas’s Thoughts It is easy to forget this novel is based on a true story as it reads like a good piece of juicy fiction.

A bored housewife is never a good thing. These wives first have an affair with the tailor, then let him lead them down a wicked path of murder, all thinking they are in love with this guy. A guys whose sick wife is right upstairs. I wonder how he even had time to make any clothes with all the women coming and going. Sound like a plot for a soap opera doesn’t it.

They made some mistakes and one man brought them down. The author takes us inside the investigation. The deceit, the corruption, the conspiracy. Plus the lust and sex. These women were no shrinking violets. There are the twists and turns to this story as well. The story is written by a trial lawyer that has done his research. Once you start reading you will have a very hard time putting this book down so plan accordingly. 🙂

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About This Author He is a practicing trial lawyer with over 47 years of experience trying civil and criminal cases, including homicide.

He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to attorneys who have been recognized as achieving a standard of excellence as a trial expert.

He has spent years researching the true story of the 1938 insurance scam murders, interviewing judges, lawyers, police and neighbors involved in the trials.

He was born and raised within blocks of the main conspirator’s tailor shop and the homes of many of the wives convicted of murdering their husbands.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

6 thoughts on “Review: Wicked Wives By Gus Pelagatti

  1. I am so glad to have read your review. This sounds like a great read. This is a book that I may have not picked up on my own. Thanks again!

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