THE BROTHERHOOD

Author: Payne (Leslie)
Year: 1973
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
ISBN: 0718107543
Price: 200.00
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Hardback. Leslie Payne was a close associate of Ronald and Reginald Kray in the early 60s, the years of their real rise to power and wealth. In this rise Payne played a vital part. The Krays were in truth little more than East End thugs with a certain native wit. Payne was an expert operator and fraudsman. He provided the brains and confidence necessary to conduct the activities - gambling and fraud - on which the 'firm' flourished; the twins provided the personnel, the gangland aparate. He eventually drifted away from the Krays, alarmed by their psychopathic violence. It was Payne who played a crucial role in the conviction of the Krays, after their attempt to have him murdered had driven him into the arms of the police. Illus., Index. 174pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly browned edges, o/w Vg+ in protected Vg+ dw. which has sl. faded sp. Extremely Scarce.

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