I Heard You Paint Houses

by Charles Brandt

New York Times Bestseller

I Heard You Paint Houses is based on former prosecutor and Delaware's Chief Deputy Attorney Charles Brandt's one-to-one interviews with Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran, a mafia hitman who worked for crime boss Russell Bufalino. One of the only two non-Italians on the FBI's La Cosa Nostra list, Sheeran led a violent life and he tells for the first time what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa in Detroit in July 1975. To "paint a house" means to kill a man, and in I Heard You Paint Houses, Sheeran makes a deathbed confession to having been the man who killed Hoffa. This fascinating look at the dark side of American crime history, was a four-part Fox News special report that coincided with the book's publication.