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Costa Del Crime: Scoring Coke, Hustling Cash and Getting Laid - The True Story of Spain's Hottest Coast [Kindle Edition]

Wensley Clarkson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Half-a-million Brits reside full-time in the Costa Del Sol, drawn by the good weather and easy lifestyle. Among them are the drug barons, hookers, gigolos, pimps, con-men, fraudsters, killers, gangsters, drag queens and swingers who underpin the economy of the continent’s most outrageous hotspot.

’You get out there and lose all sense of proportion. It must be the sun, the booze and the women; so many blokes come a cropper and get hooked on all three’ – Max, Costa entrepreneur

’Many of the customers who walk into the club looking for sex are British holidaymakers. Some sneak out of hotels, leaving their wives and kids unaware they’ve gone off to a brothel. Takes all sorts, I guess’ – Jenny and Madonna, Costa Club Girls

’’I got everything from colonic irrigation devices to rubber catsuits. Most of its worth trying at least once, just to see if ya enjoy it’ – Ramona, Costa dungeon queen

’Things got a bit heavy for a while. A few Molotov cocktails were chucked through me front window, if you know what I mean’ – Lenny, Costa drug baron

’I knew it was the place for me the moment the place touched down at Malaga. Lots of pretty birds and plenty of geezers prepared to get at it in front of the camera. That was where it was at’ – ‘Grubby’ Vic, Costa pornographer

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About the Author

Wensley Clarkson is the world's bestselling true crime writer. An investigative journalist by trade, his books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 14 languages.

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WENSLEY CLARKSON's books have been published in more than twenty countries across the world and sold more than one million copies. He has also written movie screenplays and worked on many TV documentaries in the UK, US and Spain.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 27 April 2014
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Great read with interesting facts of some of the unnamed top villains who have fled to the Costa del Crime. Been better if they had been identified but not possible.
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3.0 out of 5 stars costa del crime 10 Nov. 2012
By raylid
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Costa del crime provides an insight to what goes on out there. Not what I expected, but interesting. I'm a great fan of Wensley Clarkson, currently reading gang wars on the costa, by same author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars was ok 2 Jun. 2014
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I was a bit disappointed with this book it went on to too many people I got quite confused in the end I thought it would just be about the london underworld but its still a ok book to read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Costa? Ghastly 8 Oct. 2009
I do not know Spain much from personal experience, having only ever visited Zaragoza (for a week) and San Sebastian (for a day or so) and then decades ago. I do not know holiday-beach Spain at all. so it was that I read this book with increasing distaste as I realized how trashed a lot of its southern coast has evidently become. The book seems to have been well-researched by the author in person and reads like snatches from some newspaper such as The News of the World. As with all such books, one must take it a bit with a pinch of salt. Benalmadena, which my mother-in-law visited some years ago and thought lovely, is described in a way that might mirror a description of inner-city UK in the sun. I suppose a lot of life really is in the eye of the beholder. Many of the denizens of the Costa del Sol seem ghastly, but of course they must be , one would hope, the minority, though I do know some people who would never return even to Puerto Banus, one of the more expensive places, because of the dark-glass jeeps and shaven-heads.

Not bad as a read, though the author would have done better to keep to crime proper and not waste over half the book on sex tourism and (a brief ending coda) "celebrities" --two of them only...-- who have taken the incomprehensible decision to reside on this coast.
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By taytay
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interesting for the period it took place in, personally I prefer more updated events of what is happening in recent years, rather than 10+ years ago,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 23 Aug. 2014
By matty
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Good. A great insight into different industry's in Spain. Would have preferred more crime less vice. Overall enjoyable and interesting
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3.0 out of 5 stars good read 19 Oct. 2014
By sra
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
very good book, makes you look at Spain and think twice about a holiday
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