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Welcome, you have stumbled onto the official page of Giacomo Giammatteo, author of the Friendship & Honor, Blood Flows South, and Redemption Series. You can read about the mystery books, check out pictures, or find out more about me and my passions by visiting the blog.

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If you want to see all my books, go here. It lists both fiction and nonfiction books.

The above (Promises Kept), is a novella, as is Finding Family. They are only about 75-80 pages long. The rest of the mysteries are full length. The books on this page are my mysteries only. For a full list, including non-fiction books, see the ‘books’ menu. Links to buy any of them are at the top of that page.


Old Wounds Angel 200 Old Wounds is the newest mystery release. It is part of the Redemption Series, and features Gino Cataldi, but this time he’s partnered up with Tip Denton.

Here’s a sneak peek.

Gino Cataldi loved three things: his wife, his son, and his job as a cop. Cancer took his wife. Drugs have his son. And Gino is pulling desk duty, suspected of killing a drug dealer.

Every night he dreams of a chance to make things right. That chance comes when a high-society woman is brutally murdered, her body parts spread all over town. The investigation quickly hits a dead-end…until a late-night caller with too much information contacts Gino. Between the mystery surrounding what she knows and his penchant for helping women in trouble, more than Gino’s curiosity is aroused. He only hopes she’s not the killer.


|Murder Takes Patience, book 3 in the friendship & honor seriesMurder Takes PatienceFriendship & Honor Series, Book IIIEven good people are haunted by nightmares. Some are kept awake by things they did in the past: Lies they told, people they cheated, laws they broke.The ones who lived the worst lives are haunted by more than lies or broken laws. Their sleep is stolen by the people they killed.Nicky Fusco isn’t like any of them. He’s not bothered by lies, or broken laws. Not even by the people he’s killed.Nicky is kept awake by the people he hasn’t killed yet. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google, Kobo, Smashwords, Scribd, Oyster, and XinXii:

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A Bullet From Dominic, mystery book, thriller, suspense book.A Bullet From DominicBlood Flows South, Book 2A family can only be broken from the inside. ~ Dominic ManginiDetective Connie Gianelli is a broken woman, and she doesn’t have the will to start again.While recovering in Brooklyn, she gets a call from her old partner about a new case in Texas. Combined with the pressure from her uncle, it’s enough to convince her to pack up and leave Brooklyn. But what seems like an easy case, turns out to be the worst killing spree Houston has ever seen.On top of that, her nemesis, Carlos Cortes, is waiting to kill her. But first he plans to destroy what she has left, and tear her family apart.

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Necessary DecisionsNecessary Decisions, A Redemption NovelLines are meant to be crossed. Rules are meant to be broken. ~ Gino CataldiGino Cataldi is a man hanging on by a thread. Cancer took his wife, and drugs put his son in rehab. All he has left is his badge.When a teenage girl is kidnapped it brings back nightmares from the worst case he ever worked—the one that tore his life to shreds and forced him out of Philadelphia.Gino doesn’t want this case but he knows he has to take it. Not just to save the girl, but to earn redemption for what went wrong in Philly.

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Finding Family

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Dominic Mangini wanted what all 8-year-old boys want—time to laugh and play, loving parents, and enough food on the table. But in war-ravaged Sicily, food was scarce, and his parents were as scarred as the land.His father said they must move to America so they could start over and be a family once again. Dominic got a new start, and he got a new family—but not the kind of family he expected.

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mystery, crime fiction, crime drama, organized crime, suspense, thriller


(Friendship & Honor Series, Book II)

For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie’s a detective in Brooklyn’s Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can’t help him—he turns to Nicky.The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he’d go straight.

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Bullet For Carlos, mystery, thriller, suspense bookA BULLET FOR CARLOS

(Book I in the Blood Flows South series)

Detective Connie Gianelli loves her family and her reputation as an honest cop. But her world is threatened when a drug bust goes bad, leaving two cops dead and the drugs missing. Now Internal Affairs is tearing her life apart. It’s up to Connie to figure out who killed her partners and took the drugs—dirty cops or Uncle Dominic’s friends. And she has to do it before IA pins the whole damn thing on her.

She heads to Houston under the guise of working a cold-case homicide, but the real reason is to find Carlos Cortes, the drug lord behind her partner’s killing. Houston is a strange town to her, and she needs someone familiar with the people and the streets. What she finds is Tip Denton, a maverick cop with take-no-prisoners attitude.
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murdertakestime_hugeMURDER TAKES TIME

(Book I in the Friendship & Honor Series)

A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn’t good….

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“A nuanced debut that upends genre stereotypes and readers’ expectations.” – Kirkus Review

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