Rick Mattix: Bringing Books to the Hood

Rick Mattix

Rick Mattix, of Bussey, passed away Wednesday at the age of 57. While he may no longer be with us, his talent will. Rick was a gangster, and proud of it. During his life he became a world renowned author on the subject. He also took the title of gangster researcher and historian. His list of works include:

The Complete Public Enemy Almanac

The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement

Coauthor of The Complete Public Enemy Almanac; Public Enemies: America’s Criminal Past, 1919-1940; The Public Enemies Handbook (in progress)
Contributor to: The Quotable Al Capone; Dillinger: The Untold Story; Thompson, The American Legend: The First Submachine Gun
Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of

On the Spot Journal
Author of numerous articles on historical crime Consultant to various television and radio crime documentaries.
Dillinger: The Untold Story by G. Russell Girardin, William J. Helmer, Rick Mattix (Contributions by)
The Public Enemies Handbook: A Who’s Who of America’s Most Notorious Gangsters by William J. Helmer, Rick Mattix
The Complete Public Enemy Almanac: New Facts And Features on the People, Places, And Events of the Gangsters And Outlaw Era 1920-1940 by William J. Helmer, Rick Mattix

Due to this list of accomplishments he has appeared on “The History Channel” and on an “A&E Biography” show. Even though of his passing he will be remembered for bringin’ books to the ‘hood’

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa

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