WorldCat Identities

Clarkson, Wensley

Works: 142 works in 403 publications in 5 languages and 8,580 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Biographies  History  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1998.3.T358, 791.43028092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Wensley Clarkson
Most widely held works by Wensley Clarkson
Mel Gibson : man on a mission by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 little is really known
Quentin Tarantino : shooting from the hip by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bindon : fighter, gangster, actor, lover - the true story of John Bindon, a modern legend by Wensley Clarkson( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bindon is a modern legend. A fine screen presence and a powerful figure in London's underworld, his film-star looks, charm and talent brought him worldwide exposure. His story reads like the plot of a movie which Big John himself might have landed a part in. Usually typecast in tough-guy roles, his on-screen persona was chillingly close to the real-life one. Big John's nickname came from his status as a legendary sexual performer, so it was no surprise that his encounters with stunning women, most famously Princess Margaret, led to numerous high profile relationships. But most of all, Big
Quentin Tarantino : the man, the myths and his movies by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the personal life, professional work, and success of the director of "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," and "Kill Bill."
Hitmen : true stories of street executions by Wensley Clarkson( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The good doctor by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-five-year-old Dr. Harold "Fred" Shipman has 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 has no idea of the evil that lurked behind the friendly facade of the kindly doctor. After thirty years of practice, Dr. Shipman's true nature was finally expoosed--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
Cocaine confidential : true stories behind the world's most notorious narcotic by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocaine Confidential goes inside the lives of the coca farmers, the jungle sweat-shop workers, the smugglers, the suppliers, and, ultimately, the dealers who provide for the world's hundreds of millions of users, to reveal their stories for the first time
The curse of Brink's-Mat : twenty-five years of murder and mayhem : the inside story of the 20th century's most lucrative armed robbery by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brink's-Mat raid was the robbery of the century, the stuff of legends in the criminal underworld. On November 26, 1983, a group of robbers burst into the Brink's-Mat warehouse near Heathrow Airport, expecting to find a decent-sized haul of cash - but instead they stumbled upon nearly seven thousand gold bars worth 28 million Deutschmarks
Legal highs : inside secrets of the world's newest and deadliest drugs by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal Highs are without doubt the biggest drug scourge to blight the world since recreational drugs first hit the streets more than 100 years ago. Their growing menace opens up a new front in the drug war, shifting the battle line from the Colombian jungles, Moroccan valleys, Afghan hills and the Winnebagos of New Mexico to specially constructed laboratories on the outskirts of Shanghai and other cities across the globe. But who are the shadowy characters behind the extravagant new drugs such as 'bath salts' and 'Miaow Miaow'? The scientists, the rogue boffins, the factory sweat-shop workers, the smugglers, the suppliers, and, ultimately, the dealers who sell tens of millions of packets of these substances every week? Why are so many people from all walks of life now consuming Legal Highs in such large quantities? This book will go inside the lives of all these people to reveal for the first time the true stories behind the emergence of the most deadly narcotics the world has ever seen
Hash : the secret and chilling story behind the drug's deadly underworld by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For millions of people across the world, lighting up a joint is no more controversial than having a cup of tea. But in Hash Wensley Clarkson explores the dark and sinister side of this multi-billion pound business: one fuelled by a brutal underworld network of dealers, drug barons, bent cops and even terrorists. Sex, intimidation, bribery and murder are all employed in a quest for vast profits. Travelling from the lawless Rif mountains in Morocco to darkened warehouses in Spain, protected by heavily armed gangsters, this is a revelatory roller-coaster ride through the secret world of Hash
Sting : the secret life of Gordon Sumner by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Travolta : back in character by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer women by Wensley Clarkson( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bestselling Deadlier Than The Male and Female of the Species, Wensley Clarkson revealed the terrifying truth of the horror that women can inflict upon their men. Now he brings you a new volume that is more compelling than ever before. The horrifying truth of the world's most dangerous women is revealed in these pages. They come from every cross section of society, and whether young or old, rich or poor, they are united by one thing? murder. This is a collection of darkly readable tales, and if they make you feel uncomfortable then remember that they are made all the more sinister by th
Deadly seduction by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang wars on the Costa by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade, an intense gang war has been raging between British and foreign criminals in Spain's sunny costal regions. The warring factions have left more than a hundred people dead and scores injured, making headlines around the world. These vicious conflicts for control of drugs turf, protection rackets, people smuggling and sex slavery have blighted the reputation of what was once Europe's number one holiday destination and given it a sinister epithet: Costa del Crime. Gang Wars on the Costa reveals the inside story of the crime mobs, their deadly feuds and how this chilling criminal gang culture has evolved at a rate and intensity unlike anything seen before in Europe. With unprecedented access to senior gang members and police officers, Wensley Clarkson traces the roots of these criminals - from Britain, southern Europe, South America and the former Soviet block - and focuses on the emergence of the main gangs, whose rise to power has sparked gun battles and even professional hits
Doctors of death by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These mystifying and spine-tingling stories are just what the doctor ordered and they are all true. Doctors of Death presents ten hair-raising real life accounts of killing and mayhem in medical training ultimately causing others to die. With a sharp eye for the sort of detail that only true cases can have, they are woven together with some of the most horrifying killings that ever occurred. Many of these extraordinary stories of doctors whose prescriptions ended in lethal bedside manners and deadly diagnoses are more fantastic than any fiction. Read the chilling account of the doctor who literally soaked his wife to death in a bath full of acid. Then there was the wife-battered practitioner who finally cracked in the face of severe physical punishment. Doctors of Death offers a graphic insight into the darkest side of the medical profession. If you have ever put your life in someone else s hands then this book might make you think again
Costa del crime by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. 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."--Global Books in Print
Whatever mother says-- : an incredible true story of death and destruction inside one ordinary family by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of a mother, madness and murder
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarkson has spent years researching the most extreme and intriguing cases of women who commit murder. His books on the subject have sold across the world in their tens of thousands. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned is a gripping collection of twenty of Clarkson's most thrilling true stories. These are the tales of women who challenge our idea of what we still, mistakenly, often think of as the weaker sex. Their characters and backgrounds are as diverse as they are deadly, and their crimes are every bit as shocking as any of their male counterparts'. From the case of the beautiful Diana Perry, who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband before taking the matter into her own hands, to Bobby, a woman whose gruesome interest in blood led to one of the most horrific seduction killings ever seen, this book tells the chilling stories of women who kill, and examines exactly what triggers their murderous intent. The astonishing truth lies within these pages
Killing Charlie : the bloody, bullet-riddled hunt for the most powerful great train robber by Wensley Clarkson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing Charlie charts the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Charlie Wilson, the most powerful villain to emerge from the most notorious British crime of the twentieth century: the Great Train Robbery. Wilson's life story is one of greed, corruption and an eventual descent into a living hell 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. Although he first made his name in the underworld at the time of the Great Train Robbery, it was during his reign as a drug emperor that Wilson's reputation as an all-powerful character capable of cold-blooded brutality on one hand and immense kindness on the other helped confirm his status as a legendary criminal. Killing Charlie takes us on a roller-coaster ride through five decades of the London underworld, including a long spell on the Costa del Crime and forays into the deadliest killing fields of all: South America. Meticulously researched, it uses a strong narrative to pull 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. A complex web of killings, armed robberies and multi-million-pound drug deals lay behind the criminal life and times of Wilson. His story also provides a history of organised crime in Britain, starting when Jack Spot faded out in the '50s as the Krays came to prominence and ending with Wilson's own violent demise in the '90s. Containing interviews with many of Charlie Wilson's former associates, Killing Charlie reveals how Wilson struck fear into many other criminals; how his love of pretty women almost cost him his life; and how he desperately tried to 'retire', only to discover the inevitable - that gangsters never rest in peace
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Mel Gibson : man on a mission
Quentin Tarantino : shooting from the hipBindon : fighter, gangster, actor, lover - the true story of John Bindon, a modern legendQuentin Tarantino : the man, the myths and his moviesHitmen : true stories of street executionsThe good doctorSting : the secret life of Gordon SumnerJohn Travolta : back in characterKiller women
Alternative Names
クラークソン, ウェンズリー

クラークソン, ウェンズレー

English (128)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (2)

Serbian (1)

Czech (1)