“I Heard You Paint Houses”

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May 24, 2005 | 320 Pages

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“Pre-production of the movie ‘The Irishman’ is moving ahead. That’s the name currently given to the film based on Charles Brandt’s book, ‘I Heard You Paint Houses.’ It’s a compelling, can’t-put-down account of the life of Philadelphia-area mobster Frank Sheeran.” 

Delaware News Journal

“Is Sheeran believable? Very . . . and ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ is a very enjoyable book.”

—Trial Magazine


“A page-turning account of one man’s descent into the mob.”

—Delaware News Journal


“Sheeran’s confession that he killed Hoffa in the manner described in the book is supported by the forensic evidence, is entirely credible, and solves the Hoffa mystery.”

– Michael Baden, M.D., former Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York


“I’m fully convinced – now – that Sheeran was in fact the man who did the deed. And I’m impressed, too, by the book’s readability and by its factual accuracy in all areas on which I’m qualified to pass judgment. Charles Brandt has solved the Hoffa mystery.”

—Professor Arthur Sloane, author of Hoffa


“One of Sheeran’s virtues was his gift as a storyteller; one of his flaws was his tendency to murder, in mobster jargon, ‘to paint houses.’ . . . Sheeran acknowledged that he was the one who killed the Teamsters boss. . . . On July 30, 1975, Hoffa disappeared. Sheeran explains how he did it, in prose reminiscent of the best gangster films.”

– Associated Press


“Told with such economy and chilling force as to make The Sopranos suddenly seem overwrought and theatrical.”

—New York Daily News


“Brandt’s book gives new meaning to the term ‘guilty pleasure.’”

—Bryan Burrough in the New York Times Book Review


“A terrific read.”

—Kansas City Star

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