Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins (Legend film tie-in)

Author(s): John Pearson

Crime & Punishment

The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins which will be brought to the main screen this autumn as Legend, a film directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland and starring Tom Hardy. Also published as 'The Profession of Violence'. 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.


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'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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780008150280
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : William Collins
  • : 0.27
  • : August 2015
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Pearson
  • : Paperback
  • : Film tie-in edition
  • : en
  • : 364.106609421
  • : 336