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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Review: Gangland SohoUser Review - Jonathan Stephenson - Goodreads
I read this book as research and also because of an interest in the 'genius loci' of the Soho and Covent Garden areas of London, both of which I have known over may years; and both of which have ... Read full review
Review: Gangland SohoUser 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