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- John Blake Publishing 2003; US$ 8.74
Lenny McLean was one of the deadliest bare-knuckle fighters Britain has ever seen. He had dear, powerful friends, but he also had terrible enemies. So much so that he has two bullet wounds in his back -- each from a different attack. He has also been stabbed repeatedly -- always from behind. Lenny, however, is also a warm, grizzly bear of a man, whose... more...
- Barricade Books 2009; US$ 9.99
Pennsylvania's Johnston Gang, led by Bruce Johnston Sr. and his brothers Norman and David, netted millions through a prolific burglary ring during the 1960s and '70s. But in 1978, fearing that younger members of the gang were going to rat them out to the authorities, the brothers killed four teenagers and nearly killed Bruce Sr.'s own son. This book... more...
- John Blake 2007; US$ 9.99
On 2 December, 2006, the naked body of a woman was discovered in a brook at Thorpes Hill, Hintlesham, a sleepy village just south of Ipswich, Suffolk. She was identified as Gemma Adams, aged 25, who worked as a prostitute in Ipswich's red light district. While tragic and shocking, this seemed like an isolated event. But six days later, on 8 December,... more...
- Basic Books 2011; US$ 18.99
History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an underworld genius. The real-life model for The Great Gatsby?s Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Rothstein was much more?and less?than a fixer of baseball games. He was everything that made 1920s Manhattan roar. Featuring Jazz Age Broadway with its... more...
- NewSouth 2011; US$ 23.95
William Cyril Moxley was hanged at Sydneys Long Bay Gaol in 1932 the first execution in New South Wales for eight years. His crime was the brutal rape and murder of 21-year-old Dorothy Ruth Denzel and the vicious beating and killing of her boyfriend, Frank Barnby Wilkinson. How did this World War I army deserter, small-time thief, conman... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
November 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, currently serving ten life sentences for her part in the Cromwell Street murders. This book tells for the first time the story from a police perspective. For ten years, the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to tell... more...
Once Upon a Crime - I Grew Up in Britain's Hardest City, Where the Only Way to Survive Was on Your WitsJohn Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74
This is the true story of Jimmy Cryans. A story of growing up in Glasgow?s east end during the fifties and sixties and how he became involved in a life of crime. Jimmy speaks about the various characters he met and his dealings with some of Britain?s major criminals. He reveals how petty theft and shoplifting quickly snowballed into armed robbery... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95
In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of the most baffling episodes in American legal history. Maintaining his innocence of these crimes, Chessman lived in Cell 2455, a four-by-ten foot space on Death... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74
The final confessions of the senior Kray brother. Only one man knew everything about Ronnie and Reggie Kray and that was their brother Charlie. Until now nobody has ever revealed the truth about the Firm.• Gossip and rumor have been rife, fact has blended into fiction and the unwritten law of the street meant that the real story was buried. But before... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 9.99
This is the true story of Jimmy Cryans. A story of growing up in Glasgow?s east end during the 1950s and 1960s and how he became involved in a life of crime. Jimmy speaks about the various characters he met and his dealings with some of Britain?s major criminals. He reveals how petty theft and shoplifting quickly snowballed into armed robbery with... more...