Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- One Behind the Ear (2010)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Dog eat dog: confessions of a tabloid journalist (1991)
- Doctors of Death: Ten True Crime Stories of Doctors Who Kill (1992)
- Whatever Mother Says…: A True Story of a Mother, Madness and Murder (1995)
- The Mother from Hell (1995)
- Quentin Tarantino: The Man, The Myths and His Movies (1995)
- Mel Gibson: Man on a Mission (1996)
- Mel: The Inside Story (1996)
- Tom Cruise: Unauthorized (1996)
- Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: True Stories of Women Who Kill (1996)
- Love You to Death, Darling (1996)
- Deadly Seduction (1996)
- John Travolta: King of Cool (1996)
- A Tale in the Sting (1996)
- Women in Chains: True Stories of Women Trapped in Lives of Genuine Slavery (1996)
- Sting: The Secret Life of Gordon Sumner (1996)
- Slave Girls (1996)
- Death at Every Stop (1997)
- Caged Heat (1998)
- The Valkyrie Operation: The True Story of a British Agent’s Battle Against the World’s Deadliest Arms Dealer (1998)
- In the Name of Satan: A True Story of Human Sacrifice, Devil Worship, and Murder (1998)
- Public Enemy No.1: Life and Crimes of Kenneth Noye (1998)
- Ronaldo!: King of the World (1998)
- Deadlier Than the Male (1999)
- Railroad Killer (1999)
- Doctors Who Kill (2000)
- Killer on the Road (2000)
- The Mother’s Day Murder (2000)
- Hitmen: True Stories of Street Executions (2001)
- Gangsters (2001)
- Hitman (2001)
- The Good Doctor (2001)
- Women Behind Bars (2001)
- Murder in Room 1406 (2002)
- Sisters in Blood: Twelve of the Most Horrific Crimes Performed by Women (2002)
- Hit ‘Em Hard: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld (2002)
- The Boss (2002)
- Rio! (2002)
- Oh Rio!: The Biography of England’s Master Defender (2002)
- Cruise Control (2003)
- Moody: The Life and Crimes of Britain’s Most Notorious Hitman (2003)
- Driven To Kill (2003)
- Costa Del Crime (2004)
- Killing Charlie: The Bloody, Bullet-Riddled Hunt for the Most Powerful Great Train Robber (2004)
- Born to Kill: The Twisted Life and Bizarre Death of the Man Who Murdered Gianni Versace (2004)
- The Devil’s Work (2004)
- Devil Woman (2004)
- A Marriage Made In Hell (2004)
- Romeo Killer (2004)
- Evil Beyond Belief: The True Story of Harold Shipman, Britain’s most prolific serial killer (2005)
- Big John Bindon (2005)
- Little Survivors: Ten True Stories of People Who Have Triumphed Over Lost Childhoods (2005)
- Gang Wars of London: How the Streets of the Capital Became a Battleground (2007)
- The Predator (2007)
- Gangs of Britain: The Gripping True Stories of the Faces Who Run Britain’s Organised Crime (2008)
- Billy Hill: Godfather Of London (2008)
- Wolf Man: The True Story of Francisco Arce Montes – The First Global Serial Killer (2008)
- Gang Wars on the Costa: The True Story of the Bloody Conflict Raging in Paradise (2009)
- Vanessa: A Portrait Of Evil (2010)
- Car Trouble: A Childhood on Four Wheels (2010)
- The Curse of Brink’s-Mat: Twenty-five years of Murder and Mayhem (2012)
- Hash: The Chilling Inside Story of the Secret Underworld Behind the World’s Most Lucrative Drug (2013)
- Armed Robbery: From the Great Train Robbery to the Graff’s Gem Heist (2013)
- Cocaine Confidential: True Stories Behind the World’s Most Notorious Narcotic (2014)
- Legal Highs: Inside Secrets of the World’s Newest and Deadliest Drugs (2015)
- Sexy Beasts: The True Story of the “Diamond Geezers” and the Record-Breaking $100 Million Hatton Garden Heist (2016)
- Armed and Dangerous (2016)
- Killing Goldfinger: The Secret, Bullet-Riddled Life and Death of Britain’s Gangster Number One (2019)
- The Sniper’s Story (2019)
- The Crossing: The shocking truth about gang wars in Brexit Britain (2019)
- Line of Duty: The Real Story Inside British Police Corruption (2020)
- Secret Narco: The Great Train Robber Whose Partnership with Pablo Escobar turned Britain on to Cocaine (2020)
- The Real Top Boys: The True Story of London’s Deadliest Street Gangs (2021)
- Serial Killers of Russia (2021)
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Wensley Clarkson Books Overview
To neighbors, she was the brave single mother…
Raising her five kids alone in a rundown section of Sacramento, Theresa Cross Knorr seemed like the ultimate survivor. But her youngest daughter, 16 year old Terry, told police another story: one almost too terrible to believe. But accused of imprisoning her children in a house of horrors…
According to Terry, Theresa no longer the petite brunette she once was had turned insanely jealous of her pretty eldest daughters and enlisted the help of her two teenaged sons in a vicious campaign against their sisters. Of beating, torturing and killing her own flesh and blood…
Terry’s gruesome tale told how Theresa had drugged, handcuffed and shot 16 year old Suesan, allowing her wounds to fester, until the day she ordered her sons to burn their sister alive. Next, Terry said Theresa severely beat 20 year old Sheila and then locked her in a stifling broom closet, so that when the girl finally starved to death, her brothers dumped her body in the same desolate mountain range where they had cremated Suesan. She could be one of the most evil murderesses of our time…
It took Terry five agonizing years to convince authorities to investigate her grisly accounts of burning flesh, starvation and torture…
of a mother from hell, so sad*istic and so deranged, she had become her children’s own executioner.
Bold, pioneering, and always unpredictable, Quentin Tarantino is the ultimate movie director with a fascinating story. This gripping account of his life and times describes a film buff determined to join the industry who studied, wrote scripts, and polished his already vast knowledge of all things cinematic by working in a video store. Tarantino stunned the world with his debut Reservoir Dogs, and his rise to fame is chronicled, as the hits kept on coming with Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill. The whole of Tarantino’s dazzling career, his motormouth reputation, and his latest chiller, Grind House, are revealed in a book which draws on sources close to the director, including Connie, Tarantino’s mother.
From cult screen actor to major movie director, Mel Gibson has firmly secured his place as a Hollywood player. His latest directorial project, The Passion of the Christ, has landed him center stage once more, and author Wensley Clarkson reveals Mel’s views on the controversy surrounding it. In addition, he’ll uncover the years of girlfriends, drinking, and gambling; the inside stories of Mel’s Hollywood business deals and how powerful Hollywood figures helped him to overcome his addictions to alcohol and cigarettes, plus the details of his marriage to Robyn and the secrets of his life with his many children. Mel Gibson: Man on a Mission provides an in depth glimpse into the life of an actor who, despite his up front public persona, is a fiercely private man about whom relatively little is really known.
The characters and backgrounds of the women in this book are as diverse as they are deadly, and their crimes are every bit as gruesome as those carried out by their male counterparts. But what drives a woman to kill? Is there a common theme? Is it desperation, as in the case of the beautiful Diana Perry who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband before taking matters into her own hands? Or could it be pure evil, as in the case of Bobby, a woman whose interest in blood led her to lead a sect of like minded women into one of the most horrific seduction killings ever seen? This book looks at the gripping tales of women who kill.
Young, Galmorous and Sexy, She Was Every Man’s Fantasy…
And A Nightmare of Death For Her Husband. She Hid Her Criminal Past…
Prominent Indiana attorney Jimmy Grund thought he’d found the woman of his dreams when he wed his second wife Susan. But beneath the silky blond society lady lurked a calculating, evil tempered seductress whose murderous future was about to rival her sordid past,She Plotted A Brutal Murder…
While she hid her previous marriages and an appalling crime from Jimmy, she was soon plotting to get her hands on his fortune. When Jimmy Grund finally found out the truth about his wife, he told her he was divorcing her. But no one left Susan Grund. She Killed Her Husband With A Gun Stolen From His Own Son…
all of Peru, Indiana was stunned when it was revealed the fatal bullet came from a gun stolen from young David Grund. Yet even that paled next to Susan’s incredible testimony that she had carries on a two year affair with the innocent teenager, who denied the affair and was not implicated in the crime. Here is the story of a real femme fatale, who spun a web of deceit and murder that shocked an entire town.
Sting is one of the biggest rock stars in the world. Revered by fans, loved by critics, his albums sell in their millions and he has been assured a place in the list of rock music all time greats. This biography gets straight to the heart of the man behind the public image, revealing aspects of his life that are seldom glimpsed in the media, his difficult relationship with actress Trudi Styler, and his acting pursuits. It also reveals the truth about his high profile passion for the environment.
Secret prisoners behind closed doors, they were real life Cinderellas with no hope of rescue. Nowhere to run…
nowhere to hide…
nowhere to turn…
Enter today’s sordid world of slaves and masters, where innocent young girls are sold to the rich, and subjected to horrifying degradation.
Beautiful Laxmi was the servant of two Arab princesses who regularly beat her and even yanked out her gold teeth. Bleeding and hysterical, she escaped only to be returned to the evil sisters.
Helen was allowed two to four hours of sleep a night by the married couple who kept her. Rarely did a day pass that she wasn’t slapped, kicked, punched, and beaten by this cruel doctor and his wife.
Marita was sold by her husband to his best friend as a sex slave. He forced her to endure horrific beatings often locked in wooden stocks.
Virtual captives in the mansions of the rich and famous, they risked their lives to tell their stories for the first time.
With 8 pages of revealing photos.
Once upon a time they were innocent young girls yet now they live behind the bars of the world’s highest security prisons. How did they cross to the dark side? Investgative journalist Wensley Clarkson has gone behind the bars to find out exactly what makes them tick.
The Valkyrie Operation: The True Story of a British Agent’s Battle Against the World’s Deadliest Arms Dealer
The book that cleared the name of a British hero who uncovered a conspiracy to supply Saddam Hussein with deadly arms.
A lovely teenage girl’s final goodbye…
‘I love you and I’m going to bed,’ were the last words Elyse Pahler ever said to her parents. But she would never dream again, for the pretty blond 15 year old was about to begin a walking nightmare that would end in her grisly stabbing murder. Three depraved schoolboys’ deadly fantasies…
Later that night Elyse slipped out of her parent’s house for a bit of forbidden fun. She never suspected that three local boys two of whom rode the school bus with her were outside in the dark waiting…
waiting to perform a human sacrifice in the name of Satan. An unspeakable atrocity that stunned a nation…
The DA claims that teenagers Royce Casey, Jacob Delashmutt, and Joe Fiorella all in a band called Hatred believed they had found the ultimate offering to make to the Prince of Darkness. They would sacrifice an innocent young girl, a virgin. Prosecutors say the three boys dragged a terrified Elyse to a deserted area they believed was the devil’s altar, where, after being drugged, and attacked, she died of multiple stab wounds. For eight months Elyse’s body lay hidden in a eucalyptus grove until an unexpected tip to police revealed the ghastly crime. In The Name of Satan is an unthinkable American tragedy, a horrifying voyage into deepest evil imaginable.
The Black WidowThey met while working together at a Taco Bell in Augusta, Georgia: seventeen year old Larry Kelley and thirty one year old wife and mother Gina Spann. Their unusual friendship soon blossomed into something much more when Gina invited Larry to live with her, her husband Kevin, and their teenage son. While Kevin slept in a back room of the house, Larry and Ginal shared the master bedroom, flaunthing their love in front of Kevin. The Humiliated HusbandBut it didn’t stop there. Gina enlisted Larry and three of his friend to murder huer husband and cash in on his $300,000 life insurance policy. So on Mother’s Day of 1997, two teenagers knocked on the Spanns’ door, and when Kevin opened it, shot him point blank. As Kevin Spann’s lifeless body hit the ground, his two assassins sauntered away casually. The Lovesick TeenagerPolice zeroed in on the motley crew soon enough and each would pay heavily for their crime. Gina, Larry, and two of his friend would each receive life sentences for the ruthless murder of Kevin Spann. In a case as twisted and shocking as fiction, bestselling author Wensley Clarkson explores this volatile web of sex, greed, and murder that ended in deadly disaster.
Written by an investigative journalist, this book looks at professional killers, the people who hire them, and those who die at their hands. Among the true stories described are the story of the ultimate hitman, Carlos the Jackal, and how he was eventually brought to justice; the mother who hired a hitman to murder the wife of the son she could not bear to lose; and the story of Northern Ireland terrorist turned hitman Michael Boyle, whose hit on Jimmy Brindle, the infamous South London criminal, was captured on camera by police as he tried to execute his plan.
Fifty five year old Dr. Harold ‘Fred’ Shipman had a noble dedication to his profession, winning the trust of his patients with ingratiating charm and an old school bedside manner. In fact, he even made house calls but his unsuspecting patients had no idea of the evil that lurked behind the friendly faade of the kindly doctor…
After thirty years of practice, Dr. Shipman’s true nature was finally exposed that of a calculating killer who delivered his own prescription for death. Authorities eventually unearthed the shocking possibility that the fatherly physician had killed as many as 297 people. As body after body was exhumed from the local graveyard, the questions grew more disturbing. How could such a prolific killer remain undetected for so long? What motive drove this seemingly ‘good’ doctor to his deadly obsession with murder? And just how many people did Harold Shipman kill?The search for answers would take investigators into the life of a man who forever changed the stereotype of the sweet country doctor…
AUTHORBIO: WENSLEY CLARKSON has written more than thirty books which have sold more than a million copies worldwide including the tabloid newspaper expos Dog Eat Dog, biographies of John Travolta and Quentin Tarantino, plus fifteen best selling true crime books including Doctors of Death, Whatever Mother Says, Deadly Seduction, Slave Girls, Death at Every Stop, In the Name of Satan, The Railroad Killer, The Mother’s Day Murder and Caged Heat. He has also written two highly acclaimed novels entitled Hitman and The Boss.
They were once sweet little girls suagr and spice, and everything nice. Now they’re cold blooded criminals, behind the bars of America’s most dangerous prisons hardened women doing their time. how and why did they cross to the dark side? What makes women kill husbands, lovers, family, and innocent strangers? Step aside and meet:Patty: the prison beauty slaughtered her mother, father, and little brother after falling in love with an evil Svengali twenty years her senior. Michelle: She lovingly tends the flowers on the prison grounds. Only those who know her best know how she kicked her husband to death. Cynthia: A typical St. Louis girl until she met a jailbird and embarked on a murderous rampage worthy of Natural Born Killers. Author Wensley Clarkson has used his unique, unlimited access to some of America’s toughest prisons to reveal the shocking world of female criminals from their illicit love affairs to race relations, prostitution, protection rackets, drug smuggling, and more. Plus: what happened to notorious criminals Amy Fisher and Pam Smart? Now their tawdry lived behind bars are revealed.
In this volume, Wensley Clarkson presents yet more horrific stories about women who kill, revealing the truth behind their crimes and examining the motives that drive such women to commit these gruesome acts of violence.
One time king of the underworld, Jack 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 30s and associating with the pantheon of criminals who led the 60s organizations, Jack Spot’s tale is a gripping cocktail of dastardly crimes and glamourous associations.
The Boss is a man who commands respect: from his family, from his friends, and from hard men on both sides of the law. A bare knuckle champion, he finds himself wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Now free from the constraints of the prison world, he must forge a new life for himself on the outside. As he tries to save his marriage and his tempestuous but loving relationship with his daughter, he embarks upon a bizarre journey through London’s underworld, encountering a host of curious villains who stand between him and his efforts to rehabilitate himself. The Boss is a story of hard men and tough villains, a story of honor and respect; of a life on the street where your word is everything, and your fists do the talking.
Rio Ferdinand has established himself as one of the world’s top defenders. As his reputation soared, so too did his value on the transfer market, and in the summer of 2002, Manchester United signed the defender with a world record fee for a defensive player. The path to soccer glory hasn’t always been that smooth though as a young boy, his schoolmate Stephen Lawrence was murdered, then in later years his reputation was blackened by drink driving shame and an outrageous holiday in Cyprus. In 2004, his career faced the ultimate test having missed a routine drugs test, Ferdinand was banned from professional soccer for eight months. He came back stronger than ever before though, and this book covers the highs and the lows of his illustrious career.
A revealing look at the life and career of Hollywood’s most brilliant and elusive star.
In the 1970s, Jimmy Moody joined a team of criminals to form the Chainsaw Gang, who went on to become that decade’s most successful armed robbers. In 1980, Moody was in Brixton Prison awaiting trial for his pivotal role with the gang, when his life took its next dramatic twist. One of his fellow inmates was Provisional IRA hero Gerard Tuite and the two men joined forces with a third inmate to pull off a dramatic jailbreak. Moody was never recaptured, and soon his murderous skills were being put to use in Northern Ireland. His secretive freelance hits struck so much fear into the province’s security services, that the Thatcher government put a three man SAS hit squad on his tail. By the early 1990s, Jimmy Moody’s list of enemies read like a who’s who of criminals and authorities from both sides of the water. Enhanced by exclusive contributions from Moody’s family and the IRA’s Gerard Tuite, this sensational story expertly documents each chapter of Moody’s violent, crime filled life.
Ever since the collapse of the extradition treaty with the UK in the late 1970s, Spain’s southern coastal strip of the Costa Del Sol has been a safe haven for criminals. The adventures of drug smuggler Howard Marks, the $6 million Security Express raid of 1983, involving Ronnie Knight and Clifford Saxe and the road rage murder by Kenneth Noye, are just some of the dramatic stories in this thrilling compilation. But, Spain’s unique status became a thing of the past when the government agreed to reinstate the treaty allowing them to fast track extraditions. These days, drug dealers are forced to make runs over to the tip of Africa in nearby Morocco, some meeting gruesome ends at the hands of rivals, and unscrupulous property barons who hatch dubious deals to provide homes for the rapidly expanding population, much of which is made up of UK ex pats. This is the fascinating history of the criminals’ favourite playground.
Killing Charlie charts the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Charlie Wilson, the most powerful villain to emerge from the ultimate British crime of the twentieth century: ‘The Great Train Robbery.’ Wilson moved on from armed robbery to become an all powerful figure in the drug underworld. But his life of greed and corruption came to a violent end when his rivals decided to wipe him off the face of the earth with the tacit approval of Spanish, British, and US drug enforcement agencies. Meticulously researched, Killing Charlie pulls the reader into Wilson’s bizarre, sordid, crime filled world one that took him from the mean streets of south London to even harsher prison corridors, and from a quiet life in small town Canada to the heated, manic, cocaine fuelled Costa del Sol. Containing interviews with many of Wilson’s former associates, the book also reveals how Wilson was feared by many other criminals; how his love of pretty women almost cost him his life; and how he desperately tried to ‘retire,’ only to discover that gangsters never rest in peace.
John Bindon emerged from a poor, working class London childhood and fraternized with the Krays and the Richardsons, but eventually turned his back on crime to play major parts in films such as Mick Jagger’s Performance, The Who’s Quadrophenia and Michael Caine’s Get Carter. Usually typecast in tough guy roles, his on screen persona was chillingly close to the real life one. Bindon is an incredibly well known figure and has the same legendary status as Lenny ‘The Guv’nor’ Mclean, and this book should have the same popular appeal.
In this collection of true stories, by turns horrifying and desperately sad, we see that a smashed childhood is all too common. But how and why do innocent youngsters have their lives so cruelly spoiled? What makes adults abuse children, and ultimately, scar them for the rest of their lives? Little Survivors tells real stories that are breathtaking in the bravery they reveal of the abused, and horrifying in the catalog of abuse they describe. The lives of ten innocent victims are recounted, as they tell in their own words the heartbreaking stories of how adults callously set about destroying their lives.
Gang Wars of London charts the development of organized crime in the capital since 1945, from the post war street gangs to the drug barons, cyber criminals, and terrorists that threaten citizens’ safety today. The underworld has thrived for more than half a century but it appears the capital has now entered its most deadly phrase, as vicious gangs from all over the globe are making the city their home. They will do anything to get what they want and challenge anyone who gets in their way: police, civilians, or each other. Here, for the first time, is an up to date and in depth account of London’s current crime epidemic that threatens to destroy the very fabric of the capital city.
Today’s gangsters are a far cry from their earlier counterparts. The godfathers of old were seen by many as a stabilizing influence; their power inspired respect and they kept the underworld in check. Gangs of the 21st century have spread their brutality far and wide. The old crimes of prostitution and extortion are being dropped in favor of multi million dollar drug deals, bringing gangsters more money and power than ever before. It is a cut throat industry that is conducted in the shadows and driven solely by profit. Acclaimed true crime author Wensley Clarkson has met many of Britain’s richest and most powerful gangs. In this fascinating and gripping account, he provides an extraordinary insight into the dark and glamorous underworld of British organized crime. His investigation leads to the shocking conclusion that crime is perhaps the third largest industry in the UK.
Francisco Arce Montes was a rejected loner with an addiction to harming young girls. He managed to evade justice for more than a quarter of a century while traveling to various countries throughout Europe and South America. It is now believed that Montes was responsible for more than two dozen killings. His victims were always women, and the attacks were always sexually motivated. In this shocking and fascinating account, Wensley Clarkson uncovers Montes’s full story, from his first attack on a young girl which ultimately led to a consensual relationship and to her bearing his child to his first brushes with the law and his eventual transcontinental reign of terror.
This is the compelling and disturbing true story of Vanessa George and the evil abuse she doled out upon th children of more than 300 families. As a nursery worker, wife and mother, she was a figure to place trust in. Yet her adulterous relationship and sick love triangle with Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen drew her into a dark world of violence and sexual abuse. To compete for Blanchard’s attention she would do everything in her power to impress him, even if this meant committing unspeakable acts of sexual violence on children as young as two years old. What could have driven a mother to betray not only her daughters and loving husband but the very families who entrusted her with their children? How could a seemingly caring women become engaged in a sordid and vile love triangle with a man and woman she had never met? Were there events in her own childhood that pushed her to commit these acts?True crime expert Wensley Clarkson pieces together the events surrounding the case as well as new investigative research to compile a fascinating yet disturbing account of a case which shocked a nation. We may never know the full extent of Vanessa George’s cruelty, but the horror of her story will remain as a chilling memory for generations.
Wensley Clarkson’s mom and dad lived on a different planet from most parents as he grew up in post war London in the late 1950s and ’60s. His mother spent much of her time nursing a tumbler of whisky and a bottle of pills, while his father edited one of Britain’s bestselling weekly newspapers. Most children were taken to playgrounds and parks to play, but Wensley was left sitting in the front seat of the family saloon car outside pubs for hours with a bottle of pop and a packet of crisps. As a result, he got a taste for driving at a dangerously early age and created his own strange motoring netherworld away from the boozy, irresponsible, childish adults he was supposed to look up to. Car Trouble presents a portrait of a middle class boy virtually left to run his own life in one of the world’s biggest cities. Yet through that neglect emerged a quick witted survivor whose life was uniquely shaped by his childhood obsession with cars.