The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

By John Pearson

The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, starring Tom Hardy.

Reggie and Ronnie Kray ruled London’s gangland during the 60s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime that has never been matched, the brothers swindled, extorted and terrorised – while enjoying a glittering celebrity status at the heart of the swinging 60s scene, until their downfall and imprisonment for life.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 13 Aug 2015
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-815027-3
John Pearson is the author of several novels and biographies including The Life of Ian Fleming, Stags and Serpents: The History of the Dukes of Devonshire and The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, which was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

”'The most famous biography of criminal life to have been published in Britain…a cult” - Time Out

'All credit to Mr. Pearson for a brave and disturbing book' Daily Express -

”'A scrupulous dossier of the Krays” - weird career' Daily Telegraph

'An exciting read' The Times -

'Extremely well written and fittingly dead-pan' New Statesman -