Books by Giacomo Giammatteo

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I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware, that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights, and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.

Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. I've had a successful 30 year career as a headhunter, recruiting top talent for some of the world's best companies--Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, and many high-profile start-up companies.

During that time I've completed more than 500 searches, which translates into evaluating, editing, and writing thousands of resumes. I have also interviewed and done reference checks on more than 1,000 candidates. I've learned what companies want to see on a resume--and, perhaps more importantly--what they don't. You'll find a lot more information in the book and on my website.

Getting back to the bio--when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over. At last count we had 45 animals--11 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 5 others, and 26 pigs.

Oh, and one crazy--and very large--wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.

In the evening I help my wife tend to the animals, and at night--late at night--I turn into a writer.

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MURDER TAKES TIME (Friendship & Honor Series Book 1)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Three young boys. One girl. Friendship, honor, love. An oath. Betrayal. It all ended up in murder. There was only one rule in our neighborhood—never break an oath. But oaths are easy to take and damn hard to keep. Now I'm staring at my best friend, lying on the floor in a pool of blood, my bullet in his gut. Where the hell did it...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Murder Takes Patience: A Frankie Donovan Mystery (Friendship & Honor Series Book 3)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. ~ Dante Alighieri A Thriller about Murder, Mystery, and Family. Even good people are haunted by nightmares. Some are kept awake by things they did in the past: Lies they told, people they cheated, laws they broke. The ones...
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A Bullet For Carlos—A Connie Gianelli Mystery (Blood Flows South Book 1)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Detective Connie Giannelli's life has been torn apart several times. First when her mother died and then years later when she found out her Uncle Dominic was in the mob. Her life is about to be shredded again, and this time it could destroy her. Connie’s love of family and her badge are both threatened when an undercover drug bust...
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No Mistakes Resumes: How to Write a Resume That Will Get You the Interview (No Mistakes Careers Book 1)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Warning: Reading this book could get you a new job. Keep your resume out of the trash! Discover the secrets to a perfect resume. Learn the 3 most important parts of a resume. Find out how to get the hiring manager's attention. Learn which sections of your resume can send it to the trash. Uncover the magnificence of the...
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Categories: Careers
A Bullet From Dominic: A Connie Gianelli Mystery (Blood Flows South Book 2)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
A Murder Mystery and Thriller Filled With Suspense Detective Connie Gianelli is a broken woman, and she doesn’t have the will to start again. While recovering in Brooklyn, she gets a call from her old partner about a new case in Texas. Combined with the pressure from her uncle, it’s enough to convince her to pack up and leave....
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Finding Family: A Novella (Blood Flows South)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Dominic Mangini wanted what all 8-year-old boys want—time to laugh and play, loving parents, and enough food on the table. But in war-ravaged Sicily, food was scarce, and his parents were as scarred as the land. His father said they must move to America so they could start over and be a family once again. Dominic got a new start, and...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Arts & Photography
No Mistakes Interviews: How To Get The Job You Want (No Mistakes Careers Book 2)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Warning: Reading this book could get you a new job. The best candidate doesn’t always get the job—the candidate who interviews best does. No Mistakes Interviews… ...will teach you how to: Prepare for the interview. Identify the company’s primary need. Assess your skills as they relate to that need. Sell yourself...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Careers
Old Wounds: A Gino Cataldi Mystery (Redemption Book 2)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Gino Cataldi loved three things: his wife, his son, and his job as a cop. Cancer took his wife. Drugs have his son. And Gino is pulling desk duty, suspected of killing a drug dealer. Every night he dreams of a chance to make things right. That chance comes when a high-society woman is brutally murdered, her body parts spread all over...
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No Mistakes Grammar: Misused Words
by Giacomo Giammatteo
***Never use a word the wrong way again!***  Have you ever said something and no sooner than it escapes your lips, you wonder—did I say that right? Did I use the right word? Chances are it was one of the 200 words covered in this book. I’m not saying it covers all the words, but it touches base with most of the more common...
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Promises Kept: The Story of Number Two (Redemption Book 3)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Lisa Benz was brilliant, street smart, and full of potential. She could have had any job she wanted, but she decided to join the police force. She didn’t join to carry on a family tradition, or to fulfill a lifelong dream. She didn’t join to impress anyone or make her mark on society. She joined for one reason only—a promise she...
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Uneducated: 37 People Who Redefined the Definition of 'Education'
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Did you ever find yourself at a dead—end, not knowing where to go, or which way to turn? I’m sure Steve Jobs did, or Bill Gates, or Leonardo da Vinci, or Ben Franklin, or any of our twelve presidents who didn’t have degrees. But that didn’t stop them. They didn’t give up. They gathered their wits, made a plan, and persevered....
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Premeditated: A Gino Cataldi Mystery (Redemption)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
After being married for 25 years, I realized that I no longer wanted to be married. What should I do? The simple answer was file for divorce, but life was seldom that simple, and mine certainly wasn’t. There was the house to consider, two cars, the jewelry—and the safe deposit box. I thought about the options and finally decided that...
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E-book Distribution (No Mistakes Publishing)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Publishing a book is easy. Learning how to do it right is a little more difficult. Publishing is easiest when you use the right distributors, not only do you save yourself time, but you can easily make more money in the process. Read eBook Distribution and find out who to use and why you should use them. Look at the tables and charts...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
How to Format an eBook: No Mistakes Publishing, Volume II
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Beautiful eBook formatting is not expensive; in fact, it’s more reasonable than you think. For years, I paid handsomely for someone to format my ebooks, not to mention I had to wait a week or two to get it done; now, I do it myself. I save money and I get it done in one night. Aren’t your readers worth more than a plain vanilla...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
No Mistakes Writing: writing shortcuts
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Everybody loves shortcuts. Don’t deny it; I know you do. Think of how many times you’ve been driving somewhere with a buddy, and you hit a traffic jam. How great did it feel when you could say, “Take a right at the next road. I know a shortcut.” This is a shortcut for every-day life. If you use a keyboard to type, this book will...
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Categories: Education & Reference
Murder Has Consequences: Volume 2 (Friendship and Honor)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie’s a detective in Brooklyn’s Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can’t help him—he turns to Nicky. The problem is that...
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Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery: Volume 2 (Redemption)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Gino Cataldi is a man hanging on by a thread. Cancer took his wife, and drugs put his son in rehab. All he has left is his badge. When a teenage girl is kidnapped, it brings back nightmares from the worst case he ever worked—the one that tore his life to shreds and forced him out of Philadelphia. Gino doesn’t want this case, but he...
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Memories For Sale
by Giacomo Giammatteo
The setting is Washington, D.C., in the year 2030. A surge in crime has many people worried, including the president. The crime statistics mirror the sales of a new technology product. Now everyone is wondering if there is a correlation and, more importantly, if they can do anything about it.
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How to Publish an eBook: No Mistakes Publishing, Volume I
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Finished writing, and wondering where to go from there? The publishing world is in a state of flux, and you probably need help navigating it. Learn how to upload your book, step-by-step. Learn which retailers you should use, and whether you should use distributors. Learn which distributors to use, and why. Do you need an ISBN? How about...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
GG Recommended Reading List
by Giacomo Giammatteo
catalogue of books and descriptions and which you should read first.
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Murder Is Invisible (Friendship & Honor)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
What do you do when logic tells you to do one thing, but your heart tells you to do another? That’s the problem Nicky Fusco is facing when Rosa’s friend is kidnapped and she asks him to help. Then Rosa brings home a video that shows her friend, Allison, being forced to do disgusting things. At that point, Nicky realizes he has no...
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A Hard Life: The Story of Tip Denton (Blood Flows South Series)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
George Denton was a good kid, young, enthusiastic and full of life. All he wanted was a mother who loved him and treated him right; instead, he got Holly. Holly was a waitress at an all-night diner. To save money, she used to take George to work with her, which is where he earned the name Tip. The things Holly did ended up getting her...
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Whiskers and Bear: Sanctuary Tales, Book I: Volume 1
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Whiskers and Bear were two of the best dogs in the world. They didn’t always listen or even try to listen, but they were loyal to a fault, and they were the best of friends. They hunted all of their food, and they protected our animal sanctuary with no regard for their own safety.
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Categories: Animal Care & Pets; Science
The Joshua Citadel: The Last Battle: Volume 1 (Life on the Farm)
by Giacomo Giammatteo
Time — the not too distant future — Post Apocalypse. Place — a world not unlike our own. The tale I tell is one of woe: a war that has lasted for centuries; a war where the casualties numbered in the billions, if not more; a war that could have been avoided. God knows we tried. How many peace initiatives went unanswered? How many...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; Animal Care & Pets; Science
No Mistakes Grammar for Kids: Much and Many
by Giacomo Giammatteo
How many times have you heard your kids misuse much and many. If it’s once, it’s too many. It may be time to get them help. Let Queen Shinobi teach them a thing or two. Everyone knows pigs are smart. And Shinobi is one of the smartest. She’s been around for twenty-four years, so she’s learned a thing or two. She even went to...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
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