Charles Fleming

Barnes and Noble

Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family

When a quiet suburban schoolboy gets dropped onto the mean streets of Brooklyn to spend the summer with his Grandma Tutti and mobbed-up Uncle Frankie -- badabing!, -- he gets a fast lesson in goomba culture and turns overnight from Nicholas Borelli III into Nicky Deuce.
School Library Journal said, "Even reluctant readers will enjoy this exciting summer-in-the-city adventure."
Daily News columnist Denis Hamill said, "This is an aces book!"
And Booklist called it "a warm, funny story with enough shady intrigue to keep readers hoping for an encore."
Nicky says, "Okay, you got it!"
Following on these fine reviews, Nicky Deuce: Home for the Holidays will be published by Random House's Delacourte Press in November 2006.

Selected Works

Non-fiction, biography
The heart-breaking, award-winning National Public Radio story of childhood lobotomy survivor Howard Dully, now grippingly told in book form.
Fiction
Explosive story of 1950s Las Vegas; "Impressive, sure-bet thriller,"
Pre-Castro Cuba catches fire in this sequel to The Ivory Coast.
Nicky Deuce returns with more meatballs and mayhem.
Thrilling young adult adventure story for boys and girls aged 8 to 18.
Non-Fiction
Riveting autobiographical story of the chief who caught the DC snipers
How to live like a guy from the neighborhood ...
How to make amore like a guy from the neighborhood ...
The fast life and ugly death of Hollywood's most notorious film producer
Travel Essay
Ten damp days in Havana