London Crime Non-Fiction Books.
A great Collection of autobiographies, history and real true crime accounts from top London Authors. (From both sides of the law!)
Living Amongst The Beasts. Terry Ellis
One of the criminal underworld's most notorious armed robbers and mastermind behind the 2007 £4 million heist at the Verizon business centre in King's Cross London, Terry Ellis speaks.....More info
My Dad, The Guv'nor
I am the Guv'nor's daughter - but what does that mean? In this incredibly frank and poignant memoir, Kelly McLean provides a unique insight into life growing up as...Read More
True and astonishing accounts of how London’s gangsters took control of the UK boxing scene and created a billion-dollar worldwide industry.
The Black Widow (Linda Calvey)
If you think you know everything about the East End's toughest gangsters, think again. Meet Linda Calvey, aka the Black Widow.Growing up after the war in the East End....Read More
Loyalist Paramilitary Gunrunner
A Londoner enters a world of guns, bombs and assassinations until the Special Branch of the police and military intelligence step in. Frank’s years as...More Info..
Dave Courtney's Little Black Book
Dave Courtney's Little Black Book is back, and will tell you all you ever needed to know about gangsters and London's criminal under-world......
The Guv'nor Paperback
A bare-knuckle fighter turned moviestar, Lenny Mclean had powerful friends and terrible enemies. In this biography, he tells stories about his life, including how he knocked the......Read More
How to Rob Banks and Influence People
Vic Dark is one of the biggest names in criminal history--there are few in the country that can match his criminal record. During an adrenaline-fueled career as an armed robber.....Read More
The life story of Cass Pennant is packed with amazing stories of a life lived on the edge of the law. In this amazing book, he tells of how he saved World Boxing....Read More
The Krays: The Prison Years Hardcover
In the 60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray were Britain’s most notorious gangsters. With violence and intimidation they were the kings of London. They sipped champagne with celebrities and rubbed shoulders with ......Read More
The Godfather Of British Crime Paperback
To Britain's criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. Held responsible for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank 'The Mad Axeman' Mitchell, he was the punisher to those who broke.....Read More
The Last Gangster: My Final Confession Paperback
Charlie Richardson, one of Britain's most notorious gangland bosses, sheds light on his extraordinary life story completed just weeks before his death in September 2012......Read More
Like Father, Like Son. A Journey of Minds
Like father Like Son – A Journey of minds is the joint work of Joe Pyle snr and jnr. Both keen lovers of poetry, this book is a compilation of.....Read More
Mean Machine:Roy Shaw
The definitive story of East End Hard Man Roy Shaw, as told by the Shaw family. Mean Machine includes many, previously untold, tales from Roy's colourful life.Read more
Inside Broadmoor: Up close and personal with Britain's most dangerous criminals
Broadmoor. Few place names in the world have such chilling resonance. For over 150 years, it has contained the UK's most violent, dangerous and psychopathic....More details..
Joey Pyle: Notorious - The Changing Face of Organised Crime Paperback
The Krays, the Richardsons and men like Buster Edwards or Freddie Foreman may be better known, but by the end of the sixties they were either in prison or living in enforced.....Read More
Rise of the Footsoldier
'The first thing that caught my eye was the geezer with the gold tooth - the second was that he was holding a shooter - and the third that he was pointing it at.....Read More
This is the autobiography of Carlton Leach, a man to be reckoned with. He has earned himself respect throughout the deadly underworld he occupies. Make a.....Read More
Jimmy Tippett Jnr was born into gangster aristocracy. Son of legendary boxer and South London heavy, Jimmy Tippett, he grew up rubbing shoulders with the most notorious faces in London.....Read More
The Dirty Dozen:
The average bank robbery takes around four minutes. The essential ingredients are ruthlessness, cunning and plenty of bottle. You'll also need a weapon, a disguise and a getaway car. If you have all those things, then you could...More details
The Monkey Puzzle Tree
The headline "Armed police throw ring of steel around court" says it all. Stephen Gillen was the most wanted and most ...Read More
Lost Soul, Poetry From A Broken Mind and My Journey Of Recovery
Biographical and packed full of raw emotion this short read offers insight into Donna Siggers's recovery...Read More
Blue: A Memoir – Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces
'This is a remarkable book . . . profound and deeply moving . . . It has as much to tell us about mental illness as it does about policing' Alastair Stewart......Read More
The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak ...Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may.....Read More
Fitted up and Fighting back.
Important, alarming and urgent, this powerful book raises many troubling questions not just about the conviction of Kevin Lane but about the criminal justice system. Also it exposes the use of ...Read More...
Stop The Ride, I Want To Get Off:
The Autobiography of Dave Courtney Paperback
Dave Courtney - the original behind Vinnie Jones's character in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - tells all in his no-holds-barred bestselling autobiography.....
Dave Courtney, whose autobiography, Stop the Ride, I Want to Get Off, was a huge bestseller, reveals all from another hidden aspect of London's underworld.....Read More about"Raving Lunacy"
Let's Skip To The Good Bits
Happily married, with a great job and a newborn son, Darren Barden was on top of the world. Little did he know that a knock on the door would change everything…
The Big Con.
Fraudster, swindler, conman, chancer, trickster, loveable rogue, the Southerner with more front than Southend - call him what you will...Tony Sales knew how to make money.Read More...
London's Lovable Villain
London’s Loveable Villain is about the Wrestler and Triple Lifesaver, Chick ‘Cocky’ Knight, and his colourful life and exploits. The title comes from one of his many...
Fight Fire With Fire, Rene Costa
Fleeing Cypriot civil aged 4 years old, Rene Costa has already witnessed horrific death scenes. Neighbours pinned to walls and shot down in cold blood still embeds in his...Read more of Fight Fire...