From the Author
Now written into a film script - with good grama (sic)
I accept any criticism, as this is a right of free people. This particular title caused me all sorts of trouble in assembling and after a lengthy delay it hit the bookshelves. Not without some controversy. I agree that the grammar is not conventional and that is part of my writing style, I'm a non-conformist and believe in being able to write as you think. After the computer disks, that were seized by the police, were eventually returned from the police there was only a matter of weeks to get the book out. The book is written in such a way and is meant to be an introduction to the second in the 'Viv' series 'Viv - and the Geordie Mafia (Vol 2)'. This book is maybe a little too well researched, but as far as the contents are concerned I stand by them. The amount of threats to sue me and solicitors letters prove that I hit some raw nerves in this murder investigation - all of the writs have been dropped, as I expected. The two books are now in film script form and the production company are hopeful that this will become a big screen movie called 'Gangsters' Paradise'. Thank you for any criticism - good or bad.
Steve Richards Investigative Author
About the Author
Stephen Richards was born left handed but during his school years he was forced to write with his right hand, which he feels contributed towards his dyslexia. To date he has written some 60 titles. Most of those titles, in the beginning, started out as mail order supply only but his most prestigious titles are in the true crime and investigative sector. He qualified as a clincial hypnotherapist and stress counsellor, but left that field of work after becoming too proficient at his work which made him seek new challenges. One of those challenges was managing UK prisoner Charles Bronson, which lasted for nearly three years. During his bond with Bronson they co-wrote two books and a further book written by Bronson was edited by Richards. Richards directed a video documentary that landed him in court when Jack Straw, the Home Secretary at the time, pursued a High Court action against Richards for contempt of court when he refused to withdraw the video from public sale. Mr Straw won his case and 15 minutes of prison CCTV footage had to be cut from the video, Sincerely Yours, before it was put back on general sale. Richards received a three week prison sentence suspended indefinitely so long as he cut the footage. Ann Widdecombe the shadow Home Secrtary lambasted Richards when he decided to promote members of the criminal undwerworld on a website, but Richards wasn't breaking the law. To date respected Underworld Expert, Richards, is in demand from TV and film makers for his expertise and is currently working on ideas for TV documentaries and big screen films. As well as this Richards is moving into website production and event promtions featuring the underworld.
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