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Bloggs 19
By Tony Thompson

Bloggs 19

The Story of the Essex Range Rover Triple Murders

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Bloggs 19 by Tony Thompson

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Macallan Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2000.

Book Description

'Protected Witness Unit (PWU): Designed to hold prisoners who are giving evidence or assistance to the police in cases of serious crime. All inmates are known to staff simply as 'Bloggs', followed by a number...' In December 1995, the bodies of three men were discovered in a Range Rover in a quiet country lane in the Essex village of Rettendon. All three were well-known villains. Each been blasted in the head with a shotgun at point-blank range. The search for the killers had almost ground to a halt when tensions within the gang involved boiled over and one member decided to break ranks. At first his story seemed too incredible to be believed, but as the evidence to support his version of events began to mount up, the motives behind the brutal murders became clear. The plot eventually uncovered involved everything from Irish terror groups and European smuggling rings to prostitution and police corruption. Tony Thompson, crime correspondent of the OBSERVER, is one of the country's leading experts in the field of organised crime. Now, in this extraordinary book, he chronicles the rise of some of Britain's most powerful and notorious villains and of the man whose betrayal led to their downfall - the man known as 'Bloggs 19': arguably the most important supergrass since the time of the Kray twins.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751522419
ISBN-10: 0751522414
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 132mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Presents a definitive history of the development of forensic science. From collecting blood samples at gangland executions to investigating forensic science failings, including in the murders of Rachel Nickell and Damilola Taylor, this book provides an insight into the ways forensic science is used to help solve real-life crimes.

Summer of Monsters by Tony Thompson Summer of Monsters, Paperback (September 2014)

Mary Shelley felt she'd never escape the shadow of her famous parents. Overlooked and unwanted, no one predicted it would be sixteen-year-old Mary herself who would scandalise a nation. Against acceptable behaviour for young women at the time, Mary's choices have gone down in history. It was indeed a summer of monsters.

Kombi Trail by Tony Thompson Kombi Trail, Hardback (November 2012)

Cambridge, 1961. A group of students set off on the trip of a lifetime. Against the backdrop of the Cold War they travel through the Soviet Union to the Middle East, South Asia and on to Africa. Their mode of transport? The iconic VW Kombi. This book tells the story of that trip and the many experiences that they encountered along the way.

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Author Biography - Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson, Crime Correspondent of the Observer, is one of the country's leading experts in the field of organised crime. Having secured the trust and confidence of contract killers and armed robbers and drug dealers, as well as senior police and customs officials, he is able to provide a unique insight into the innermost workings of Britain's criminal underworld.

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