Richard Muti, his passion showing, speaks at the "Stand Up For Gun Sanity" rally in Ridgewood, April 21,2013. Photo by Ray Turkin.

Author Richard Muti stresses a point during a book lecture at the Ramsey Free Public Library on January 23, 2013.

NJ Sen. Gerald Cardinale, with Richard Muti and Charles Buckley, co-authors of The Charmer, at the Demarest Public Library on December 2, 2012. The library's lecture room was filled with more than 40 True Crime book-lovers.

Author Muti, with audience at [words] Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ. Muti puts the same passion into his book lectures that he puts into the writing of his books.

Richard Muti and Charles Buckley, close friends as well as co-authors, share a light moment during their book presentation at Mahwah Public Library on June 3, 2012.

Speaking/Book-Signing Events

Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Garfield UNICO
Firehouse restaurant
42 Plauderville Rd., Garfield, NJ

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Paramus UNICO
Nonni's restaurant
Rochelle Park, NJ

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Westwood UNICO
Domani restaurant
387 Washington Ave., Hillsdale, NJ

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Sparta UNICO
PAL Bldg., 36 Station Rd., Sparta, NJ

Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Nutley UNICO
Nannina's in the Park restaurant
Belleville, NJ

Friday, February 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
5-Star Residences
Teaneck, NJ

Friday, February 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Sylvia Sammartino Lodge, Sons of Italy
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
285 French Hill Rd. , Wayne, N J

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Amici Lodge # 2296, Sons of Italy
Gloucester Twp. Municipal Bldg.
Gloucester Township, NJ

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Amici Club
Casaman's Italian Traditions restaurant
710 Sunset Rd., Burlington, NJ

Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Past Presidents' Club
NJ Federation of Woman's Clubs
Mahwah Bar and Grill
Route 202, Mahwah, NJ

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Chatham/​Madison Kiwanis Club
Charlie Brown Restaurant
522 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Stamford Kiwanis Club
Table 104 Osteria Restaurant
299 Long Ridge Ave., Stamford, CT

Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn/​Staten Island UNICO
New Corneer Restaurant
7203 8th Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Dixon Homestead Library
180 Washington Ave., Dumont, NJ

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Englewood Cliffs Senior Center
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Friday, April 14, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
Forensic Psychology class
Prof. Donna Crawley
Ramapo University
Mahwah, NJ

Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Oakville-Watertown UNICO

Friday, May 5, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Tenafly Senior Center
20 South Summit St., Tenafly, NJ

Monday, May 8, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
Michelangelo Lodge #2343, Sons of Italy
209 Bayshore Rd., Villas, NJ

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Westfield UNICO
La Famiglia Sorrento Restaurant
631 Central Ave., Westfield, NJ

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Italian American Heritage Club
of Hunterdon County
The Farmhouse at the Grand Colonial
86 Route 173, Hampton, NJ

Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
Caldwell Kiwanis
Neuman Hall at Caldwell College
120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ

Friday, May 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
5-Star Residences
Teaneck, NJ

Sunday, June 11, 2017
BooksNJ 2017 Expo
Main Paramus Library
Century Rd., Paramus, NJ

Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
The Morristown Club
27 Elm St., Morristown, NJ

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
East Brunswick Centurions
Italian American Club
VFW Hall
485 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ

Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
Columbus Day Featured Speaker
Torrington UNICO
Coe Park, Torrington, CT

Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Past Presidents Club
NJ Association of Women's Clubs
Mahwah Bar and Grill
Route 202, Mahwah, NJ

Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
Casa Columbo Museum
Center for the Arts
Jersey City, NJ

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Italian American Social Club of Waldwick
Ambulance Building
20 Whites Lane, Waldwick, NJ

Selected Works

A fast-paced, one-volume study of the most fascinating entertainer of the 20th century. The book isn't an academic tome, although it is extensively researched and footnoted; rather, it is designed to be a highly readable page-turner, for avid Sinatraphiles as well as more casual fans of his music and films. It examines the forces, both positive and negative, that made Sinatra Sinatra, with special attention given to the love-hate relationship he maintained toward Hoboken and New Jersey for most of his life. He once called the city of his birth a "sewer," but later observed, "When I was there, I just wanted to get out. It took me a long time to realize how much of it I took with me."
"Richard Muti's essays are smart and provocative, personal and political."
–Linda Fairstein, former prosecutor
and crime novelist
As this eBook is published, Gov. Chris Christie enjoys a 72 percent approval rating, the highest level attained by any governor in New Jersey history. Yet, the man still evokes passionate feelings from supporters and foes, alike.
"Much needed fresh air out of New Jersey, where the political atmosphere has long been foul."
Kirkus Discoveries
True Crime
"The Charmer is definitely one of 2012's 'must read' books."
True Crime Book Reviews
Filled with “brilliant plot twists, vivid descriptions, and great dialogue, with a smooth, easy-to-read writing style.”

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