“Al Capone’s rise from whorehouse bouncer to bootlegging kingpin is detailed in a fast-paced, vivid account that achieves the entertainment value of the many crime flicks he inspired while paying fanatical attention to historical accuracy,” writes Sam Adams of Chicago writer Jonathan Eig‘s new book, Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster (Simon & Schuster).

A book release party for Get Capone is Tuesday, April 27, 7 PM at the Chicago Historical Society; there’ll be a Templeton Rye whiskey tasting following Eig’s talk.

Eig also reads on Wednesday, April 28, at the Book Cellar and appears as a guest on the Interview Show on Friday, May 7, at the Hideout.

Update: Eig also has a stop on May 18 at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka.