Gangland Soho, Paperback Book

Description

Behind the fashionable bars and clubs of Soho lies a fascinating history of criminal activity, featuring some of London's most notorious gangsters.

From the razor gangs of the 1920s to the post-war gangleaders Billy Hill and Jack Spot; from the pre-war French pimps and the Messina brothers to the Albanian gangs, through to the thriving Soho of today, the area has been a Mecca for thieves, conmen, drug dealers, notorious pimps and crooked lawyers.

James Morton vividly portrays the crimes and criminals that have given Soho its infamous reputation, including the vicious Kray-Richardson gang, a Second World War Jack the Ripper, the shooting in the streets of Soho of gangster Jack Spot and the gangland murder of boxer Freddie Mills.

Behind the fashionable bars and clubs of Soho lies a fascinating history of criminal activity, featuring some of London's most notorious gangsters.From the razor gangs of the 1920s to the post-war gangleaders Billy Hill and Jack Spot; from the pre-war French pimps and the Messina brothers to the Albanian gangs, through to the thriving Soho of today, the area has been a Mecca for thieves, conmen, drug dealers, notorious pimps and crooked lawyers.

James Morton vividly portrays the crimes and criminals that have given Soho its infamous reputation, including: * The vicious Kray-Richardson gang* A Second World War Jack the Ripper* The shooting in the streets of Soho of gangster Jack Spot* The gangland murder of boxer Freddie Mills.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, Section: 16, b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9780749928810

Other Formats

£11.99

£8.95

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by James Morton   |  View all

£10.99

£9.39

£9.99

£8.85

£20.00

£14.65