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Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge to write new Whitey Bulger book, ‘Misery Mountain’

This 1953 Boston police booking photo shows James "Whitey" Bulger after an arrest.
This 1953 Boston police booking photo shows James "Whitey" Bulger after an arrest.(AP Photo/Boston Police via The Boston Globe)

Local authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have signed on to write “Misery Mountain: The Inside Story Behind the Pursuit, Capture and Killing of Mob Boss Whitey Bulger” for William Morrow. The book will be published next year, according to a release from Fort Point Media.

The book will chronicle the Bulger investigation, his eventual capture, and details from Bulger’s final hours. The 89-year-old was beaten to death in 2018 soon after being transferred to the high-security Hazleton federal penitentiary in West Virginia known as “Misery Mountain.”

The authors most recently teamed up to write the “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption.” They’re also the authors of “Boston Strong,” which was the basis for the Mark Wahlberg-led film “Patriots Day,” and the authors of “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” which is currently being developed into a Netflix film produced by Casey Affleck.

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