HIT'EM HARD Jack Spot, King of the Underworld.

Author: Clarkson (Wensley)
Year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg.
ISBN: 9780007124404
Price: 4.00
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Hardback. Once the undisputed king of the underworld, Jack Spot was the most powerful criminal in Britain. His 30-yr. career began in the 1930s and saw him living on a knife edge in a thrilling and dangerious world. Over the years, he had run-ins with the Krays, the Richardsons and that other guv'nor of guv'nors, Billy Hill, as well as keeping crooked policemen in his pocket. Spot maintained an extravagant lifestyle for decades, indulging his weakness for beautiful women and all the trappings of wealth. He funded his lifestyle with protection rackets and a series of ingenious crimes, yet managed to escape for years with impunity, earning himself national notoriety. Spot had the respect of his own fraternity who regarded him as the true boss of the underworld. Many of those villains - including the Krays - even modelled themselves on him. Yet it was the twins who ultimately brought about his downfall. Illus., Glossary, Bibliog. and Index. 290pp. lge 8vo. h/back. With the usual v. lightly browned pp. o/w Vg+ in v. sl. frayed Vg. dw.

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