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- John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 2.90
Two names reigned supreme in London's underworld in the sixties - Ronnie and Reggie Kray; and it wasn't until 1969 that the twins went down at Brixton Prison for murder. I was only seventeen, on remand up in Risley, Warrington, for nicking a furniture lorry. Most of the lads in there had newspaper photos of the Krays stuck up on their cell walls. They... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
Charley "Lucky" Luciano was instrumental to the development of the American Mafia and supervised the attempt to dominate prostitution1in New York City. Not surprisingly, he has been the subject of numerous biographies, exposes, and various works of urban folklore since his death in 1962. This book takes scholarship on Luciano to a new level,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.78
Mad Frankie Fraser has become a household name, known to millions as one of London's most notorious gangsters. In Mad Frank's London - his fourth book - Frank continues the shocking stories of his life of crime. Frankie Fraser recalls the good and the bad times, brings the criminals of his acquaintance to life, and guides us through the darker streets... more...
- Weinstein Books 2009; US$ 14.95
The Mad Ones chronicles the rise and fall of the Gallo brothers, a trio of reckless young gangsters whose revolution against New York City?s Mafia was inspired by Crazy Joe Gallo?s forays into Greenwich Village counterculture. Crazy Joe, Kid Blast, and Larry Gallo are steeped in legend, from Bob Dylan?s eleven-minute ballad ?Joey? to fictionalizations... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 25.99
In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree, ten people were dead and several others wounded. The perpetrators were forty-one-year-old John Allen Muhammad and his seventeen-year-old protégé,... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 8.74
He was a respected cabinet-maker and councillor by day - but Deacon William Brodie changed into a sinister, thieving monster when darkness fell on the old city of Edinburgh. Cleverly employing his respectable reputation to access the richest members of society before stealing from them as a masked burglar, he used the resulting illicit money to fund... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2008; US$ 2.90
He was a man who shattered lives, killed without conscience and earned his place in the ranks of those who epitomise terror - the serial killers. Meet Peter Manuel. Donald R Findlay QC In a two-year killing spree, Peter Manuel terrorised a city. As the people of Glasgow held their breath and anxiously awaited news of yet more murders, Peter Manuel... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 29.95
An intimate biography as well as an epic history, Monk Eastman vividly recounts the life and times of old New York?s most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western Front. Born in 1873 to a respectable New York family, Monk was running wild in... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 2.90
Archibald Hall was one of our most enigmatic criminals. A man of multiple personae, Hall became more widely known as Roy Fontaine, the Monster Butler. But how did this one-time petty thief from Glasgow end up fleecing the wealthy aristocracy in London and beyond before becoming one of Britain's most notorious serial killers? And, along the way, how... more...