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A Jack of Many Faces

Advantages: A thorough analysis of the facts and theories for its time
Disadvantages: Some unnecessary whimisical flights of fancy

...1988 was a hell of a year for Jack the Ripper enthusiasts. Being the centenary of London’s “Autumn of Terror”, few producers, publishers, historians, writers and professional criminologists missed a trick. From movies about a copycat serial killer called ...

BlackSwan 31.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Jack the Ripper Summing up and Verdict - Colin Wilson

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Advantages: Makes a handy fix to a wobbly table
Disadvantages: Everything else

I was sad that this was just another 'Glam thug' book. It is such a sensational book, glamorising mindless thuggery and putting a respectable spin on the lifestyle. I speak from experience. A friend of mine, who I grew up with, was shot dead by police ...

rickardo 05.11.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hard Bastards - Kate Kray

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Out and out villains

Advantages: Author's ability to get information
Disadvantages: Bit one-sided

As the widow of Ron Kray,to whom this book is dedicated,Kate Kray was in a unique position to gain access to the "Hard Bastards" whom she interviewed for this book(published by Blake Publishing). Described as the "24 hardest men in Britain",it includes s ...

Suzan 18.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Hard Bastards - Kate Kray

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Informative, interesting and a first hand account.

Advantages: A different perspective on gang land life seen through the eyes of somebody who was living it.
Disadvantages: Some information is repetitive and not new, you may have already read about some parts.

As I am a big fan of the Krays, this book was a must for me to have.Kate Kray gives first hand accounts of what gang life was like in the 50/60's, and what it was like to be among those related to the gangsters. Kate gives us an insight of what it was lik ...

Antonina 05.11.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hard Bastards - Kate Kray

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Worth a read

Advantages: Very interesting read about mainly former hard men/gangster
Disadvantages: Some chapters a little bit short

...A very interesting book which enters the world of the hard men that have been mentioned in newspaper and crime websites etc. With short but interesting chapters on these men one by one - makes it a very good and addictive read. I'm almost certain this is ...

meza1975 13.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Hard Bastards - Kate Kray

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