Stuart Sobel

Stuart Sobel
  • With unprecedented access to an inside source, Queen Bee and the Killing of Bugsy Siegel is the true story behind the murder of one of the most notorious gangsters in US history.

    In 1947, notorious Jewish gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was brutally murdered in his Beverly Hills home, a case that remains officially unsolved seventy-five years later. Initially making a name for himself with his good looks and indifference to violence, Siegel went on to forge a kingdom of his own imagining in the eventual gambling mecca of Las Vegas.

    Following the real-life story of Bee Sedway (née Kittle) and supported by her late-in-life interviews with the author, this book reveals Bee’s story—from her small town upbringing, her life as an accessory to organized crime, her close association with Siegel, and her personal account of the murder of the most (in)famous American gangster of the 20th century.

    Compiled from extensive interviews and exhausting background research, Queen Bee and the Killing of Bugsy Siegel offers a detailed examination into the murder, the killer, and his motivations, as well as a history of both American organized crime in the early 20th century and the emergence of Las Vegas as the entertainment destination it is today.