GANGBUSTER Tales of the Old Grey Fox

Author: Wickstead (Bert)
Year: 1985
Publisher: Futura
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 9780708824788
Price: 25.00
Paperback. He was called 'The Gangbuster'; nicknamed 'The Old Grey Fox'. To his hand-picked squad - 'The Untouchables' - he was 'The Guv'nor', the complete professional. He was Commander Bert Wickstead, of Scotland Yard, of whom Sir Robert Mark once said, 'You will have an honoured place in police history.' This is his story. He describes his personal confrontations with gang leaders like Philip Jacobs, 'Little Caesar'; 'Big Frank' Mifsud; James Tibbs, the Godfather; Bernard Silver, vice overlord of Soho. He reveals the secrets of The Pen Club murder; the Blue Movie murder; the contract killing of Tommy 'Scarface' Smithson. And he explains how an extraordinary policeman, himself, came to be on 3 separate death lists with a five-figure contract on his head. With Index. 160pp. mass market p/back. V. lightly browned pp., several of which have a lower righthand crumpled corner. Vg+ with minimal creasing.


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