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The murder gang : Fleet Street's elite group of crime reporters in the golden age of tabloid crime

Author: Neil Root
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"They were an elite group of renegade Fleet Street crime reporters covering the most notorious British crime between the mid-1930s and the mid-1960s. It was an era in which murder dominated the front and inside pages of the newspapers - the 'golden age' of tabloid crime. Members of the 'Murder Gang' knew one another well. They drank together in the same Fleet Street pubs, but they were also ruthlessly competitive in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Root
ISBN: 075098371X 9780750983716
OCLC Number: 1001842303
Description: 239 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Neil Root.

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