Joseph F. Dinneen

Joseph Francis Dinneen (1897–1964) was a crime reporter for The Boston Globe.[1] He wrote several books and articles, many of which were adapted for film.[2]


  • Yankee Fighter: The Story of an American in the Free French Foreign Legion (1943), co-authored with John F. "Jack" Hasey[3]
  • The Purple Shamrock (1949), a biography of James Michael Curley
  • Underworld U.S.A (1956), the story of a growth of a criminal empire
  • Ward Eight (1936)
  • The Anatomy of a Crime (1954), early book on Great Brink's robbery[4]
  • The Great Brinks Holdup (1961), co-authored with Sid Feder



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