Matthew Randazzo V is a classic New Orleans storyteller -- fearless, swaggering, and devilishly funny. MRV writes musical nonfiction, true stories delivered with the style, breakneck speed, and literary invention of the best novels. MRV is best known for his daredevil investigative journalism in the American underworld in such books as Breakshot and Mr. New Orleans, in which he exposed himself to considerable personal danger in order to uncover incredible stories that rewrite the history of American organized crime.

MRV currently has a book deal with Simon & Schuster. He has also written for the New York Daily News and appeared as an expert authority on E! Entertainment Television, PBS, and over 100 radio programs around the world. He can be reached or booked directly by e-mailing MRV (at)



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