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among Book Riot’s Best Nonfiction Audiobooks

Book Riot recommends ‘Mafiopoli’ as an audiobook that “Would be a True Crime to Miss” and writes: ‘It’s easy to think you’re listening to a thriller or TV drama but this is real life…an unstoppable force with an unstoppable audiobook.’

is Strong Words Magazine’s book of the week

The beautiful British book magazine Strong Words not only made Mafiopoli “book of the week” and called it “an exceptional investigation into the global muscle of the Calabrian mafia”, but also dedicated a very nice, three-page article to it.

English edition of Mafiopoli

As announced by The Bookseller, Mafiopoli: Living Among the ’Ndrangheta, Italy’s Most Powerful Crime Organization will be in bookstores in the UK, Europe, Australia and the Commonwealth from June 20th, 2024.

This brand-new updated English edition includes a newly written chapter about the global reach of the ‘Ndrangheta today and is available in hardback, paperback, ebook and audiobook.


‘Part memoir, part shoe leather investigative journalism, Mafiopoli is a vital
exploration of how organised crime takes hold of a society from the bottom up and spreads around the world.’

Miles Johnson, investigative reporter for the Financial Times

ISBN (HARDBACK) 9781800962125
Publisher: Octopus

About the Author

Sanne de Boer is a Dutch journalist who has lived in Calabria since 2006. She is the first foreign journalist based in Calabria to write about the ‘Ndrangheta, and regularly appears
on TV and radio as a mafia expert. Her first book, Mafiopoli, was published originally in Dutch in 2020 and nominated for the ‘Brusseprijs’, a prestigious award for the best book of

Photograph by: Sacha de Boer