Hit 'em Hard: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld by Wensley Clarkson
A biography of Jack Spot, king of the 1950s London underworld who inspired both the Krays and the Richardsons. Spot was known as one of the most powerful criminals in Britain - amassing incredible wealth, and being associated with a string of women, throughout his 30-year career. From taking to the streets of London in the 1930s and associating with the pantheon of criminals who led the 1960s organizations, Jack Spot's tale is a gripping cocktail of dastardly crimes and glamourous associations. He was looked up to by some of Britain's most notorious faces - such as the Krays and the Richardsons who saw him as a mentor and genius in the craft of crime.