Jimmy Hoffa’s life was fraught with peril. Once his enemies learned that he had trusted friend Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran, their attempts on Hoffa’s life increased. The only way for Frank to save Jimmy was to take the fall for his murder – or face certain death himself. Now, for the first time, Sheeran tells how he orchestrated Hoffa’s unsolved disappearance and then disposed of the body using a grisly method he pioneered: painting their houses or killing them with a hammer, which would become Sheeran’s calling card.
As a hitman for the mob, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob and Jimmy Hoffa. In these pages, Sheeran tells what happened when President Kennedy was killed. He explains why Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa “disappeared,”; why actor Marlon Brando faked his death, what top Mafia bosses think about each other, and how he could kill people without lifting a finger.
I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt Decades in the making; I Heard You Paint Houses is the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a tough kid from Brooklyn who fought his way up the Mob ladder to become one of the most prolific hit men for the American Mafia. This book concerns murder and mayhem, camaraderie and guilt, and honor among thieves. It is also a riveting account of some of the most infamous episodes in American criminal history.”
About I Heard You Paint Houses Book
I heard you paint houses’ are Jimmy Hoffa’s first words to Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran. To paint a home is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob and his friend Hoffa.
Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home, he became a hustler and a hitman, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually, Sheeran would rise to such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures.
When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself.
Sheeran’s important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page-turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.