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The Great Train Robbery and The South Coast Raiders

Graham Satchwell

'A revealing, gritty and authentic crime story by a cop and a robber.' The Great Train Robbery was immediately the subject of world attention in late 1963. Being the biggest and most audacious robbery ever committed, it quickly led to popular myths that have become embedded in our national psyche. 'Robin Hood' characters? By no means... Only the determination of an experienced detective working with one of the most notorious train robbers, can provide the ugly truth.

One year before the Great Train Robbery. Alfredo and Shirley live in poverty in London. Unemployed and threatened by a loan shark, against Shirley's wishes, Alfredo turns to crime. But he finds himself on a very slippery slope towards train robbers and murder. Meet Billy, Britain's most notorious gangster and the brains behind the robbery.

'A fascinating and inventive fictional take on an almost legendary crime. It is a real page-turner with a gripping narrative'. - Stewart Tendler, former chief crime correspondent of The Times.

'A rollicking crime novel with all the benefits of an ex-detective's insider know-how.' - Duncan Campbell, journalist and author.

'A very well-informed and interesting story told with authenticity and pace.' - Jackie Malton, former Flying Squad officer, writer and broadcaster.

'An entertaining, informed and plausible take on the Great Train Robbery and the firm behind it. I thoroughly recommend this thrilling ride.' - Neil Root, journalist and author.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Nielsen UK
  • Publish Date: May 10th, 2024
  • Pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.60in - 0.87lb
  • EAN: 9781068607318
  • Categories: Mystery & Detective - Traditional

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