Villains' Paradise: A History of Britain's Underworld
"Thomas has excelled himself. An important and riveting study in social history, it also has a very pertinent relevance in the crime-riddled society that is Britain today."- The Sunday Times (London) "A magnificent book. Beautifully written, utterly compelling: almost without fault in every respect."- The Literary Review Venturing into the urban underbelly of postwar Britain, and especially of London, this riveting true-crime chronicle explores the shadowy ganglands where for twenty-five years armed robbery, prostitution, vice, and drugs flourished under racketeer kings. Donald Thomas' The Victorian Underworld was shortlisted for the Golden Dagger Award and was followed by An Underworld at War . Thomas lives in Bath.
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Review: Villains' Paradise: A History of Britain's UnderworldUser Review - Margaret Sankey - Goodreads
After WWII, demobilization and an austerity economy left Britain a society absolutely ripe for exploitation by crime, a situation that spawned internationally-connected drug running, street gangs (now ... Read full review
Review: Villains' Paradise: A History of Britain's UnderworldUser Review - Ken - Goodreads
solid 'survey' covering the crime scene in London, circa 1945-late 70s. mainly little stories and snippets, so nothing really in depth, per se, but it does provide an introduction to certain figures ... Read full review
After the War i
The Shadow of a Gunman
The Land of the WellGreased Palm
My Victims Body Had Followed Me Home
The PostWar Psychopaths
Professionals and Amateurs
Robbing the Mail
Cosh and Carry
All the Way to the Bank
Safety in Numbers
The Crazy Gang
Spare a Copper
A Matter of Confidence
No One Does That Any More
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