Fat Freddie

A gangster’s life – the bloody career of Freddie Thompson

by Stephen Breen

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  • 9781844884780
  • 9780241986677


The No 1 Bestseller

'A fascinating read' Seán O'Rourke, RTÉ Radio One

'Fat' Freddie Thompson first appeared in court in 1997. He was sixteen and already aspiring to be a major crime boss. Over the next twenty years his criminal career would be marked by mayhem, brutality and murder.

In 2000 a row over a failed drugs deal ignited a murderous feud in Dublin's south inner city. The Crumlin-Drimnagh feud's first victim was a friend of Thompson's and he led his Crumlin crew in a series of tit-for-tat killings. Sixteen young men would lose their lives over the next fifteen years.

Meanwhile, childhood friend, Daniel Kinahan, had become a senior figure in his father Christy Kinahan's international crime cartel. Working with the Kinahan Cartel Thompson launched himself as a drugs dealer in Dublin.

When another deadly feud broke out in 2016 - between the powerful Kinahans and veteran Dublin criminal, Gerry 'The Monk ' Hutch - Thompson was ready to get his hands dirty. But Thompson's loyalty would be his undoing. In August 2018 he was convicted of murder and jailed.

Fat Freddie is a gripping account of the rise and fall of Freddie Thompson. Award-winning crime journalist, Stephen Breen, co-author of the No 1 bestselling The Cartel, has written the definitive portrait of a notorious Dublin gangster, a shocking story of double-crossing, vengeance and murder.


  • Penguin Books Ltd; May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241986677
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  • Title: Fat Freddie
  • Author: Stephen Breen
  • Imprint: Penguin
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  • 9781844884780
  • 9780241986677

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A fascinating read


About The Author

Stephen Breen is currently crime editor of the Irish Sun and has made regular appearances on Irish TV to discuss crime issues. He is the co-author of the No.1 bestselling book The Cartel, the definitive account of the rise of the Kinahan gang.

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ISBNs
  • 9781844884780
  • 9780241986677