Meet True Crime Author Dick Kreck

Authors Next Door Series Hosts Dick Kreck

Colorado’s favorite true crime author Dick Kreck reads from his new book, Smaldone, during the next Authors Next Door Series event. Started by Italian brothers from North Denver, the high-profile Smaldone crime syndicate began in the bootlegging days of the 1920s and flourished well into the late 20th century. Connected to such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and Carlos Marcello, as well as to presidents and other politicians, charismatic Clyde Smaldone was the crime family’s leader from the Prohibition era to the rise of gambling to the family’s waning days. 

Through candid interviews and firsthand accounts, Kreck reveals the true sense of what it meant to be a Smaldone, and the mix of love and dysfunction that is part of every American family.

The event’s format includes a reading from the book and a café-style discussion, allowing participants to interact with Kreck in an informal setting. Discussions will cover the notorious lives of the Smaldone family and their role in Denver’s history.

Event Details
Meet Dick Kreck
Authors Next Door Series

Tuesday, June 15, 7:30-9 pm
Anythink Huron Street
9417 Huron Street
Thornton, CO 80260