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Mabel Leo Author- THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

by Mabel Leo

Read the bio of how a young boy hopped the train, left his home in Tennessee with the dream of being a pro baseball pitcher. Instead he became the most trusted friend of the notorious gangster, Bugsy Siegel in The Saga of JACK DURANT. Book review By Nancy Albert, Illinois:THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT is a vibrant, well-researched bio of an intriguing character who typifies the wild-west, sometimes shady, personalities who made their mark in Phoenix. The author cleverly weaves her in-depth research into a lively narrative that gives the reader a feeling of bearing witness to Durant’s rather scandalous life. A terrific read! Book review by Sedona Davis, Idaho: Fascinating reading about Jack Durant, a suave mobster gone straight. His cover-up was so smooth, he became a beloved restauranteur in Phoenix. Who could have guessed that petite Mabel Leo, a newspaper and magazine feature writer, could uncover his past. Crime buffs won’t quit until they, too, know about his alias’, wives, links to Bugsy Siegel and FBI records. This sleuth book has everything and it’s real!

(More info at http://www.mabelleo.com and http://www.mabelsblog.com.)

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Mabel Leo Author- THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

by Mabel Leo

Mabel Leo’s THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT will be on stage again. Read the bio of how a young boy hopped the train and lfet his home in Tennessee with the dream of being a pro baseball pitcher. Instead he became the most trusted friend of the notorious gangster, Bugsy Siegel. Now see Jack Durant on stage in IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, running April 26-May 12 2012. Call Phoenix Theater: 602-254-2151 for tickets. Mor information at http://www.meblleo.com NEW! Check out new blog: http://www.mabelblog.com.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41. No. 2. Apr-May 2012

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Mabel Leo Author- THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

by Mabel Leo

Mabel Leo’s first book, THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT, published in 1996, continues to surprise her. Not only is it her best seller but, in 2005, became the basis for an award-winning play, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, written by local playwright, Terry Earp. The play ran for eighteen sold-out performances, always with patrons waiting outside hoping for no-shows, and won four ariZoni Theatre Awards. The play will be performed again at the PLAYHOUSE On The Park in Phonix April 26-May 12, 2012. Contact Mabel for more info at mibbles1274@msn.com. Jack is back!

More info at http://www.mabelleo.com. Check out new blog: http://www.mabelsblog.com

Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41. No. 1. Feb./Mar. 2012

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Mabel Leo Author- IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, a play about Jack Durant

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

a based on a novel by Mabel Leo

Jack is back! Jack Durant, aka Robert Bledsoe, will appear on stage in the play, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, The Play House on the Park just off Palm Lane at Central, Phoenix Arizona. Will run from 4/26/2012 to 5/12/2012, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.Tickets be available at the Phoenix Theatre – 602-254-2151.

Bio of how a young boy hopped the train, left his home in Tennessee with the dream of being a pro baseball pitcher. Instead he became the most trusted friend of the notorious gangster, Bugsy Siegel. More info at http://www.booksbyleo.com and http://www.mabelleo.com NEW! Check out new blog: http://www.mabelsblog.com.

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Mabel Leo Author- THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT

If you’d like a peek at the play written from my book, “The Saga of Jack Durant”, go to http://www.mabelleo.com and click on “play teaser.”
Enjoy!

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Mabel Leo-author of THE SAGA OF JACK DURANT live on the Internet

      I’m live – on the Internett – 24/7 through Sat, the 17th at www.AuthorsWebTV.com.

Don’t forget to fill out the form on that site and get known world-wide. Well, we can hope!

See ya’ll Saturday

                                      mabel

      Out of the eight books Leo has written, it is the first one, “The Saga of Jack Durant” that after 12 years is still her best seller.    This bio of Jack Durant, a well-known restaurateur in Phoenix, AZ, tells the story of how a young boy hopped the train, left his home in Tennessee with the dream of being a professional baseball player.    Instead he became the most trusted friend of the infamous gangster, Bugsy Siegel.   The book became the basis of an award-winning play, followed by Leo’s next book on Durant, “Jack’s World.”    Now she brings you MOB MOLE, a new book delving more into Durant’s criminal activities.   Check out her website:  www.booksbyleo.com

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Mabel Leo-Gansters &Movie Stars MOB MOLE, a new novel about Jack Durant

      Rustlers, gunmen, train robbers, gamblers of the wild west are known all over the world.   As they grew old and died, another breed took their place in history, gangsters with names like Capone, Lansky, Luciano, Siegel.    Books, movies continue to tell their stories.    Yet there is one who sat at the bar of his Phoenix restaurant for 37 years, keeping his secrets safe, unknown until 1996 when he was revealed in The Saga of Jack Durant written by Mabel Leo.   Now just released comes MOB MOLE focusing on Durant’s life with the mob.    To protect the innocent, Leo wrote the book in Roman A’ Clef style – a novel describing real-life events behind a façade of fiction. 

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      Spice up meetings as Leo tells of her adventures researching the life of Jack Durant.   For more info check out her website www.booksbyleo.com or e-mail her at mibbles1274@msn.com.

      Out of the eight books Leo has written, it is the Durant Series that is her best seller.   The first book, The Saga of Jack Durant” is the bio of Jack Durant, a well-known restaurateur in Phoenix, AZ, telling the story of how a young boy hopped the train, left his home in Tennessee with the dream of being a professional baseball player.    Instead he became the most trusted friend of the infamous gangster, Bugsy Siegel.   The book became the basis of an award-winning play, followed by Leo’s next book on Durant, “Jack’s World.”    Now she brings you MOB MOLE, a new book delving more into Durant’s criminal activities.   Check out her website:  http://www.booksbyleo.com

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