Joe "Tuffy" Tofuri
Created by Joe Tofuri

JOE "TUFFY" TOFURI is a Massachusetts-licensed private detective currently living in San Antonio, TX whose first book, The Ninth Commandment: Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness details four difficult cases he worked in the Boston area, including a homicide case. The detective in the book is also named Joe Tofuri.

So, is Joe the real deal, or just an incredible facsimile?

Although the book is listed as fiction at such online sites as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, Joe assures me that "all four cases within the book are true with very few changes. I changed the names of the individuals involved in each case, the locations and dates... I developed the manuscript with pure emotion, re-living each case as it occurred. The book explains exactly what a private detective actually goes through when he works criminal defense cases. I held nothing back and gave my personal observations of the arrogance of the Massachusetts judicial system and its workings. I speak openly of the inner demons of past case-work that tormented me for over a year."

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Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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