100 Years of Crime
The material for thousands of crime novels and films can be found in the real history of British crime in the 20th century. In sharp contrast to the nation's image of respectability, British criminals spent the last 100 years poisoning their spouses, robbing banks, holding up trains and engaging in the full spectrum of badness. In this book we see the faces behind the stories from Crippen, through the Krays and the Great Train Robbers, to the crooks of the recent past. A fascinating vision.