In SUPERGRASSES AND INFORMERS, leading crime expert James Morton unravels the tangled history of the key players - characters such as Bertie Smalls, the original supergrass, and his successor, 'King Squealer' Maurice O'Mahony; double agent Roy Garner and the one who got away, Nikolaus Chrastny; Joe Valachi, the first of the great post-war Mafia informers and Leslie Payne, the Kray's consigliere.
BENT COPPERS is the study of police corruption in all its forms in the United Kingdom. The author traces the history of criminal activity within the force from its earliest days, thoroughly documenting such cases as the sergeant who ran a string of brothels in Manchester and the infamous Soho porn scandal of the early 1970s, which led to the conviction of several senior officers.
- 396 pages
- Sphere (25 July 2002)
- 11 x 18 cm