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Slaughter in the Streets: When Boston Became Boxing’s Murder Capital (Audiobook)

Don Stradley, with a foreword by T. J. English


Slaughter in The Streets is now available as an audiobook, exclusively on Audible.

Narrated by Chris Ciulla.

Entertaining true crime masterfully narrated by Chris Ciulla, who gives these Boston tales an authentic feeling.—Audible Review

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In Slaughter in the Streets, Don Stradley masterfully unfolds the story of how Boston became “boxing’s murder capital.” From the early days of Boston’s Mafia, to the era of Whitey Bulger, Stradley tells the fascinating stories of men who were drawn to the dual shady worlds of boxing and organized crime.

Boston was once a thriving boxing city. And it was also host to an ever-expanding underworld. From the early days of Boston’s Mafia, to the era of Whitey Bulger, many of the city’s boxers found themselves drawn to the criminal life. Most of them ended up dead. Slaughter in the Streets tells the violent and often tragic story of these misguided young men who thought their toughness in the ring could protect them from the most cold-blooded killers in the country.

Slaughter in the Streets: When Boston Became Boxing’s Murder Capital is the third in the Hamilcar Noir series. Hamilcar Noir is “Hard-Hitting True Crime” that blends boxing and true crime, featuring riveting stories captured in high-quality prose, with cover art inspired by classic pulp novels.

Print Book Reviews:

“[A] gritty, true-crime narrative…with hard-edged prose and a total absence of cheap moralizing…[A] stark and gripping account.”Kirkus Reviews (full review)

“These are the true-crime stories of men in Boston in the first half of the 20th century who dreamed of being great fighters but couldn’t make it past the fringe of the sport, and in their desperation chose criminal plots, resulting in grim ends. Boston itself, morphing into something new, in part by the violent actions of these boxer criminals, is a key feature of the book, which demonstrates that the confluence of boxing, poverty, crime, and the urban landscape is not the realm of fiction alone.”Crime Reads, “The Classics of Boxing Literature” (full review)




Don Stradley is the author of Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero (Hamilcar Publications), Slaughter in the Streets: When Boston Became Boxing’s Murder Capital (Hamilcar Publications), Schooled, a dual biography of Lebron James and Jim Morris (Scholastic), and a chapter in The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists by Bert Sugar and Teddy Atlas, and the forthcoming Fistful of Murder: The Life and Crimes of Carlos Monzon (Hamilcar Publications).

Stradley is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in publications, including The RingRingside Seat, and Along with his boxing coverage, he’s written about baseball, NASCAR, and professional wrestling. When not writing about sports, he’s written about the movies for such magazines as Cinema Retro and Noir City.

Follow Don Stradley on Twitter @DonStradley

Don Stradley discusses his book Berserk:



Chris Ciulla – Audiobook Narrator

An experienced audiobook narrator with almost 300 career credits, Chris is the perfect performer to partner with Hamilcar Publications and narrate their books. In addition to his acting, hosting and voice work, Chris is a professional boxing analyst who has provided color commentary to numerous telecasts. He can also be heard frequently on national radio providing valuable analysis on upcoming boxing matches.

Although his true love is the darkness and grit of Thrillers and Noir, Chris seamlessly transitions to Sci-Fi, Fantasy, GameLit, Romance, and many genres of Non-Fiction, including History, Politics, and Sports.

He has been reviewed by AudioFile Magazine over 20 times, has won four Earphones Awards, and has several Audie nominations and one Audie Award win.

In addition to Film, TV, and Commercial work, Chris has voiced characters for popular video game titles Fallout and Mafia, can be heard hosting The Ultimate History Quiz for The History Channel on Alexa-enabled devices, and is a frequent voice of national commercial campaigns.

Boston-born and a Los Angeles veteran of 15 years, Chris currently resides in Hoboken.