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An informative read
on 10 March 2015
An informative read of East End crime from the 1880's up to the present date. I have read an extensive range of literature relating to organised crime over the years and originate from the East End myself. Even so, there was still subject matter that is seldom covered in books of a similar subject: Victorian crime records, Sidney Street siege, early street gangs, trial dates including counsel and further references at the page bottom. I was impressed at the vast amount of matter covered in over 400 pages, it even gave details of a gangland murder in 1968, the victim concerned was known to my late father. I now have a much clearer version of the events relating to this killing.
Many thanks James Norton, you certainly have researched all your facts as much as possible. So refreshing to read books of this magnitude as opposed to those semi-literate efforts by old low lives, claiming to have done this, that or the other. The only thing the latter souls are doing is supplementing their old age pensions!! I will next be reading a follow up book by James on ''Gangland Bosses''. I can thoroughly recommend ''East End Gangland'' to all those discerning readers of crime.