"A wonderful panorama of the gangster milieu of the 20s...no book has been so beautiful and so bloody for a long time."
– NDR TV, Kulturjournal, Dr. Paul Kersten, Hamburg watch video
"An original book, great research, a pleasure to read - congratulations!"
– 3Sat Bookmark, Helmut Markwort, Mainz
"Robert Nippoldt's face, distorted by joyful effort, his gaze incessantly shifting back and forth between his canvas and the portrayed, was the only truly uplifting experience at this Frankfurt Book Fair - a utopia of the freedom of artistic creation."
– Critical Edition, Bonn
"As lovingly as a butterfly collector, Robert Nippoldt has compiled the biographies of 33 rogues."
– Stern, Hamburg
"A book like we love it - exciting content, dreamlike illustrations, clear yet fresh layout."
– Novum, Design Magazine, Munich
"The most famous gangster bosses in the wildest city in the world. A young German graphic artist has drawn the complete killer compendium from Al Capone's time in ink."
– Books, Magazine, Kiel
"Rough gangsters, fine line. An original and lovingly appointed book that does justice to its subject."
– Kieler Nachrichten, Kiel
"Beautiful are the tables about size, murders and age, which rarely rose above 30: verbrechen is therefore not worth it, or only to be appreciated so lovingly later."
– Monopol, Magazine, Berlin
"Nippoldt draws the bosses, Johnny Torrio, Dion O'Banion, Al Capone. In the white surfaces of the faces, cruelty and laconicness can be seen, fatalism and greed."
– Die WELT, Berlin
"A wonderfully illustrated foray into the hoodlum milieu of the 1920s."
– Focus, Munich