Police officers are now no longer encouraged to talk to criminals, and that's a pity. Wonderful stories once were shared as a result of a quick pint with a snout down the pub, or as a respite during interrogation, when both copper and criminal would stop for a fag.Those were the glory days, where gripping accounts of slashings, fit-ups, dodgy deals, blaggings and petermen would filter through and become folklore. These days such intimacy is frowned upon (and smoking in interrogation cells is of course banned) so it is only ...

Villains 2008, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781845295691

Mass-market paperback

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