HITMEN. True Stories of Street Executions

Author: Clarkson (Wensley)
Year: 2003
Publisher: Blake
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF/F
ISBN: 9781904034520
Price: 5.00
Hardback. Hitmen: the most cruel and deadly characters in the criminal world. They show no mercy towards their victims and, as hired killers, they will often be the last person the police suspect. Their's is a lonely, secretive existence and little is generally known about how they operate, how they evade capture and what drives them to do what they do. The author lifts the lid on the lives of these most specialised of assassins, granting the reader access to the shadowy hidden recesses of the underworld. Among the cases featured are : The inside story of the ultimate hitman, Carlos the Jackal, and how he was finally brought to justice. The mother who hired a hitman to murder the wife of the son she could not bear to lose. The Brummie gumshoe whose life was cruelly cut short by his evil, money obsessed young wife. Evil property tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten convicted for his part in the hit of a business rival. Cold-blooded Mary Ellen Samuels who hired hitman Robert Bernstein to kill her movie cameraman husband Bob and then hired two men to kill Bernstein because she didn't trust him. Illus. + Some of Britain's Most Infamous Hits in Recent Years. Contract Killers. Contract Killer Films. 249pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. in f. dw. Review copy with loosely inserted slip.


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