It must be said that compared to the Capones, Lucianos and Gottis of American organised crime Britain’s gang leaders are mere minnows
True Detective September 1993
It must be said that compared to the Capones, Lucianos and Gottis of American organised crime Britain’s gang leaders are mere minnows. But their stories are fascinating, especially when told by an author who knew the characters in London’s underworld. As you can read in their series Edward T. Hart brings the reader the inside stories of Billy Hill, Jack "Spot" Comer and many more.
Another new series beginning this month is Capital Murder, which leads off with the Ilford slaying of Percy Thompson in 1922. A passionate and adulterous affair that put young lovers Edith and Freddy on the scaffold.
Passion was also behind the murder of Carolyn Challenor in the Yorkshire case, a brutual, animal passion that even the killer admitted he was powerless to stop…