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Killers, Crooks and Cons: Scotland's Crimes of the Century [Kindle Edition]

Reg McKay
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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KILLERS, CROOKS AND CONS chronicles the astonishing crimes that horrified 20th-century Scotland. Taking each decade in turn, Reg McKay tells the true tales of the crimes that shook the nation, often the world. And these crimes will shock you still. From serial killers to armed mobsters and poisoners to cops who killed, KILLERS, CROOKS AND CONS takes you from Glasgow to Edinburgh, Aberdeen to Dundee and from the Highlands to the Borders. As well as well-known cases like the world’s first serial killer Peter Manuel who was hanged for the murder of seven people, wealthy landowner Max Garvie whose kinky parties led to his murder and the strange case of the death of SNP activist Willie McRae, Reg McKay tells the story of many of Scotland’s less well-known but equally fascinating cases – including a police showdown with armed members of the IRA, the murder of a wealthy socialite and a committed Christian who went to extraordinary lengths to cover up his part in the brutal murder of his wife. KILLERS, CROOKS AND CONS is Scotland’s very own criminal record from a century of shame.

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Reg McKay, the Godfather of true crime, is a bestselling author and investigative journalist. His books include Vendetta, Villains, Murder Capital and The Last Godfather.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An A list read. 18 Oct. 2013
By margw
Format:Kindle Edition
I have had the pleasure of reading a couple of the authors books and l feel we have a writer who writes with a passion.
Reg McKay has converted these most brutal and vicious crimes into a book that has become a part of our past and to some extent our present way of life. A book I would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this and you would think you were in NY. 19 Sept. 2013
By nellie
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The extent some people will go to for money,is despicable.
They try every trick in the book and when you read what, they do to people
it would make you cry.but when they are caught they are treated like a VICTIM?
Lock them up and toss away the key.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK 17 Jan. 2015
By caveman
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Passable but became tedious. Rudimentary details of some heinous people but not a lot of detail, the book would need to be two or three times longer to be worth 4 stars.
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By Fran
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My son-in-law loved this book as he is interested in the Glasgow gang culture [he is not a gangster ha ha just likes to read about it]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reg Mckay book on crooks & cons 5 Jan. 2014
By mardi
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Very good read, coming from Glasgow I recognised a few places and enjoyed it, would recommend to friends, and family..
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