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Summary

Britain's most infamous criminals: the Kray twins. The extent of their activities has always been uncertain. But now, it is time for the conclusive account of their story, from their East End beginnings, to becoming the kingpins of London's underworld.

This objective account, compiled by best-selling crime author and criminal lawyer James Morton, cuts through the conflicting versions of their stories and answers burning questions still being asked 50 years after their infamous conviction. 

How was the clergy involved in evading police action? What was Charlie Kray's true position with his brothers? Just how many did they kill? 

Featuring an in-depth discussion at the supposed claims they killed up to 30 and a deep dive into the death of champion boxer Freddie Mills, The Final Word compiles all previous accounts and then some to find the truth behind their legendary status.

©2019 James Morton (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"A book that reads as the ultimate case file against the Krays." (The Times)

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Good book but could’ve done with a better narrator.

Good insight in to the Krays lifestyle, very detailed anecdotes not just with the Krays but all their associates. I sometimes wondered if their choice of sock colour that day would be revealed. The narrator takes a bit of getting used to, it’s like a poor impersonation of Fred Dineage. If poor impersonations are your thing then you’re in luck as the narrator does 2 more equally as poor, going by him you’d think london gangsters only ever spoke in 2 fashions, slow talking cockney or fast talking cockney.

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I only got through the first 2 chapters and totally switched off. Its nothing new on this subject and was poorly narrated. Why the narrator kept trying to talk in false london accents was totally off putting.

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Poor narration

Would of loved this book if wasn’t for the narrator . Didn’t think he suited the book and I got bored and drifted off . Abandoned book with 4 hours left as could no longer bare it :(

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Interesting

Very interesting I have read a lot about the Kray twins this book has a lot in it I had not heard before