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Criminals & Outlaws

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Biography & Autobiography:Criminals & Outlaws

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Doing the Business, Charlie Kray and Colin Fry
1 Charlie Kray and Colin Fry Doing the Business
London, UK Blake Publishing 1999 1857823265 / 9781857823264 Mass Market Paperback New 4 1/2" x 7" 
Book is in mint condition. 332 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. Remember the film from 1990 called The Krays? It was about these two thugs from Britain, Reg and Ronnie Kray and their crime family. It was actually a pretty good movie, go rent it, and then come back and get this cool book on the last great story of the Krays, told by the one man who knows all the poop, older brother Charlie. For years, Britain and the world have had a fascination with the Kray gang. Their power during the 60's and beyond was legendary. This story tells about their alliance with the American Mafia and brings us up-to-date on their current whereabouts. For fans of criminals and their activities, this is a great read. The book is unread in NEW condition. There are 32 black & white photographs. In one of the photos, Frank Sinatra's son can be seen chatting away with one of the Krays. 
Price: 5.99 USD
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Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal, Guppy, Darius
2 Guppy, Darius Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing 1996 1857821599 / 9781857821598 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 6" x 9 1/2" 
Unread, unblemished. A fascinating look at the inside of Britain's upper-class, smuggling and the world of high finance. Photos of Princess Diana not seen elsewhere. 310 pages plus 16 pages of mostly color photographs. Darius Guppy is a former playboy who hatched an outlandish scheme to defraud the famous Lloyd's of London for three million dollars, nearly got away with it, but got caught and served time in prison. His account of the plot and its aftermath results in a very entertaining book. Darius Guppy was highly intelligent and his best friend was the brother of Princess Diana. Feeling that Lloyd's of London was responsible for his family's misfortune, Guppy concocted an elaborate plan that fooled not only the New York Police Department, but British detectives, as well. It was only after an accomplice betrayed him, three years later, that Guppy was arrested and sent to prison. Roll the Dice, in a plot right out of a detective novel, is a fascinating look at the inside of Britain's upper-class, smuggling and the world of high finance. Darius Guppy is a terrific story-teller, who makes no apologies for his crime. His story was plastered all over the London tabloids as the smart aleck, rich kid who got exactly what he deserved. For the Princess Diana completists, while this book is not about the Princess, it does contain a couple of photographs of the Princess, not available anywhere else. 
Price: 12.49 USD
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Voices from an Evil God: The True Story of the Yorkshire Ripper and the Woman Who Loved Him, Jones, Barbara
3 Jones, Barbara Voices from an Evil God: The True Story of the Yorkshire Ripper and the Woman Who Loved Him
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing, Limited 1996 1857820657 / 9781857820652 Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New, never read, no shelf wear. Slightly tanning text. 390 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. The story of Britain's most notorious mass-murderer of the century related by the Yorkshire Ripper himself and his devoted wife. We've all heard the voices in our heads screaming at us to do some horrible thing. For most, these voices are contained and suppressed, but, for some, the voices get louder and more dominant. Peter Sutcliffe was a mechanic in Britain who heard the voices. He was to become the Yorkshire Ripper, the most feared mass murderer in British criminal history. He was married to a woman who loved him dearly, and had no clue about his actions. Sutcliffe murdered 20 women over a period of time and once he went to trial, he was sentenced to 20 separate life sentences. Even after the trial his wife Sonia simply said she loved him and loathed both his victims and their families. Only one outsider knows the real truth about this extraordinary marriage. Author Barbara Jones spent six years talking with Sutcliffe and his wife (and there're some lovely travel photos in the book with the two women on holiday). Sutcliffe takes the author through each murder, one more chilling than the next, to create a disturbing, yet fascinating portrait of the psyche of a terrifying serial killer. But wait, there's more. As Peter Sutcliffe lives out his life in prison, he is bombarded with letters and marriage proposals from women all over the world. Some even visit him in prison. Go figure! 
Price: 9.99 USD
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The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper, M. J. Trow
4 M. J. Trow The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper
Chichester, UK Summersdale 1998 1840240164 / 9781840240160 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" Illustrated by Tim Craddock 
Unread, unmarked, minor shelf wear, a few light surface scratches to dj. Illus with over 100 b/w photos. The mystery behind the world's most infamous serial killer -- who murdered prostitutes in London in 1888 -- is revealed in this gripping book that is the first to provide a complete pictorial account of Jack the Ripper's gruesome crimes. Recently discovered archive photographs of the Ripper's victims -- rarely seen by modern readers -- together with atmospheric images of the crime scenes as they are today, make this book a compelling and essential companion to the most famous serial murders which shocked a nation. M.J. Trow is the author of 16 books featuring the popular Inspector Lestrade character. His previous true crime book, "Let Him Have It, Chris" was made into a movie. Now, in The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper, he takes readers deep into the abyss that was Victorian London and using "Silence of the Lambs" style psychological profiling, he brings them closer to the Ripper and his victims than ever before.; B&W Photographs; 192 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Parkhurst Tales 2, Norman Parker
5 Norman Parker Parkhurst Tales 2
London, UK Blake Publishing 1999 1857823176 / 9781857823172 First Edition Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New, unread. Now an educated and respected writer, former inmate Norman Parker returns to the prison which has spawned many stories. 
Price: 5.99 USD
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Pretty Boy, Roy Shaw with Kate Kray
6 Roy Shaw with Kate Kray Pretty Boy
London, UK Blake Publishing 1999 1857823613 / 9781857823615 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover New in New dust jacket 6" x 9 1/2" 
Unread, unmarked. 16 pages of b&w photographs from Shaw's own collection. The true story of the meanest man in England. This book was # 1 for three weeks on the Sunday London Times' Best-Selling List and Top Ten for three months. An incredible "rags to riches" story of one of England's most hardened criminals who became a success using his fists and his internal rage. For anyone who admires tough guys or macho men with swagger, Pretty Boy fulfils that need quite nicely. Roy Shaw was born in 1936 and, as a youth, began using his fists to intimidate people and get what he wanted. He was in and out of prisons all of his adult life, until finally, in1963, he received an 18-year sentence for armed robbery. But, Shaw was respected for his fighting skills and upon his release from prison, he was asked to "monitor" certain situations at nightclubs, which paid him very well. He also began participating in the sport of bare-knuckles fighting. This was an unlicensed sport, with big money betting on the outcome. Shaw quickly became the most infamous of these fighters, battling until only one man was standing, usually Shaw. His fights with fellow tough-guy, Lenny McLean, became legend in the UK. Through shrewd investments, Shaw has become a millionaire, finally content with his life. Pretty Boy is an unglorified look into the world of thugs, criminals and the seamier side of the system. It shows how one man, whose life became a series of crimes and brutality, came to find the inner peace within himself to become a sort-of folk hero in Britain. Shaw is unapologetic for his actions -- he accepts full responsibility for his life. Pretty Boy is a fascinating book of crime, retribution and, ultimately, redemption. ; 218 pages 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Brothers in Blood, Tim Brown & Paul Cheston
7 Tim Brown & Paul Cheston Brothers in Blood
London, UK Blake Publishing 1994 1857820967 / 9781857820966 First Edition Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/4" x 7" 
Unread, unmarked. Plus 8 pp of b/w photos. The shocking inside story of the murders of Elizabeth and Nicholas Newall, with shades of the Menendez Brothers. Brothers Rod and Mark celebrated their mother's birthday one evening and hours later, Rod had savagely murdered his mother and father and, with Mark helping scoop up dirt, buried their bodies in a remote valley on a tourist island. In this revealing book, the authors explore the mysteries surrounding this case to show how greed and resentment led to the bloody murders of the Newalls. It's the story of yachts, beautiful women (isn't that always the case), betrayal and unfailing police work.; 254 pages 
Price: 5.99 USD
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Knightsbridge: The Robbery of the Century, Viccei, Valerio
8 Viccei, Valerio Knightsbridge: The Robbery of the Century
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing 1993 1857820150 / 9781857820157 Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New & unread. 266 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. On a warm Sunday in July, 1987, 60 million British pounds in cash, jewelry, and cocaine were stolen from the Knightsbridge Safe Deposit Centre. Valerio Viccei, the young brilliant son of an Italian lawyer, and his gang performed the biggest robbery in history. The losers in this heist all appeared to be hugely wealthy, no one was hurt and many ordinary people marveled at the daring and nerve of the raiders.Valerio has been labeled a super stud, a ruthless gunman, and a criminal mastermind, but he is the only man who knows the true story behind this crime, as he was the leader of the group that committed it. Here, in his own words, is that story. Valerio Viccei is a shimmering, exotic, criminal mastermind . . . he lived the life of a Hollywood movie star." --The (London)Times 
Price: 9.99 USD
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