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True Detective's Tom Prior
I am indebted to Tom Prior whom I met in September of 2005, at the Golden age of Gangsters convention in Ithasca, Illinois.
Over the years Tom, along with the many others listed here on these bio pages have helped make www.myalcaponemuseum.com what it is. Through his expertise and tireless research, he has helped me weed out the facts from fiction and brought out the ultimate Al Capone site to all the grateful readers out there.
Tom Prior has been a contributor for Britain's True Detective, Master Detective and True Crime magazines for over twenty-five-years, specialising in American organised crime and Depression era gangsters.
He has written articles on many high profile gangsters such as Al Capone, John Gotti, Bonnie & Clyde and John Dillinger and is currently working on an article about Capone's life in Alcatraz while suffering the mental and physical ravages of advanced syphilis.
Left to right, True Detective writer Tom Prior, with authors Georgia Durante, Patrick Downey, John Binder and Rick Porello at the Golden Age of Gangsters convention 2005.
He has worked as a researcher for author Robert Lacey for his book Little Man about Meyer Lansky and for Graham Nown for his work on Leeds-born gangster Owney Madden. Other writers, mainly from the U.S., have thanked him for access to his comprehensive library of gangland literature. Specifically, Public Enemies Almanac authors Bill Helmer, the Late Rick Mattix and great authors the likes of Rose Keefe amongst others.
Robert Livesey, who knew and wrote about Alvin Karpis in later years was appreciative to this fact of Tom's work. Tom helped for research on the whereabouts of Mr. Karpis's final resting place.
Also appreciated are Tom Prior's book reviews of many authored criminal works. They are highly respected by the gangland and historybuff community in making a wise choice on which books to buy and avoid.
Tom runs his own cleaning business and lives in Crosby, Merseyside in the U.K. and is married to Mary. They have recently become grandparents for the first time to Arabella Mae.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org