Gangland Soho

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Little, Brown Book Group, Mar 1, 2012 - True Crime - 304 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Oliver - Goodreads

Watch out the geezer's got a shooter! Sadly I've abandoned this one. Soho is a fascinating place but unfortunately this book isn't. Morton writes in a strickly chronological fashion and it makes a ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

James Morton, a former solicitor, is the author of LOLA MONTEZ (Portrait 2006, 978 0 7499 5115 3) and co-author of CONNED (Portrait 2007, 978 0 7499 5143 6). His previous books include GANGLAND and EAST END GANGLAND. He lives in Barnet.

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