Top critical review
5 people found this helpful
If you read the UK papers like The Sun - you have no need for this book
on 18 September 2012
Dear Wensley - I have read some of your other "true" crime books and found them easy to read and mildly entertaining. I am also a fan of Tony Thompson - his books seem to be based upon fact and evidence, and I was also a big fan of Stephen Leather.
Unfortunately he turns out to be a repressed psychopath who, it appears, writes his books to vent his obvious inadequacies, and makes a pile of money from doing so. Only to then unreservedly abuse the people that buy his books and dare criticise him.
The last true crime book I read before this was Thompson's Outlaws. I found it gave me a very informative and interesting background into the history of biker gangs - albeit British ones still came across as complete losers.
I was expecting a decent history of criminals on the Costa. Unfortunately I learnt absolutely nothing I didn't know from simply sporadically reading The Sun and having a look on Google.
I learnt absolutely nothing about what I didn't already know. No names are named and any "evidence" seems to be from some drunken idiot whose stories you have believed as gospel and reproduced.
NO research, NO insight, No value - this book is a complete joke - don't waste your time.
WENSLEY left the "big reveal" to the end. As if you didn't know, 500 Euro notes are known as "Bin Ladens" as they are so rare.
Might of been a reveal 10 years ago - when I heard this!
The biggest criminal on the Costa, according to Wensley, is John "Goldfinger" Palmer!
Sums this joke of a book up!!
Sorry - WENSLEY!!!!