Talking True Crime with Bob Halloran, author of ‘White Devil’


Talking True Crime

Because today’s news is tomorrow’s history

Bob Halloran_photo by Gretje FergusonRichard O Jones interviews Bob Halloran, author of “White Devil,” a new book from BenBella Books about John Willis, known as the only white man to serve as the head of the Chinese Mafia.

Bob Halloran is a news and sports anchor at WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston. He was awarded a New England Emmy Award for sportscasting, as well as two honors from the Associated Press. This is his sixth book, his second on true crime.

WhiteDevil_FrontCoverTold to Halloran from Willis’s prison cell, White Devil is a shocking portrait of a man who was allowed access into a secret world, and who is now paying the price for his hardened life.

If you listen to this podcast past the closing credits, I will tell you how you can enter to win a free copy of my latest book, “The First Celebrity Serial Killer: Confessions of the Strangler Alfred Knapp.”

More info:

Feds bust alleged Asian mob in Boston, Quincy, The Patriot Ledger, July 13, 2011

Chinatown’s ‘White Devil John’ Sentenced to 20 Years, NPR, August 16, 2012

The White Devil Kingpin, Rolling Stone, February 18, 2015