The Soho Don: Gangland's Greatest Untold Story

The Soho Don Gangland s Greatest Untold Story Smartly dressed and well spoken Billy Howard dominated the London crime scene for years a reign punctuated only by short stays in prison The protection business drew him into a lucrative world of

  • Title: The Soho Don: Gangland's Greatest Untold Story
  • Author: Michael Connor
  • ISBN: 9781840187816
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Smartly dressed and well spoken, Billy Howard dominated the London crime scene for 30 years, a reign punctuated only by short stays in prison The protection business drew him into a lucrative world of nightclubs and gambling, on the back of the black market trade that had flourished during the World War II Unlike many of the notorious figures that have emerged from thisSmartly dressed and well spoken, Billy Howard dominated the London crime scene for 30 years, a reign punctuated only by short stays in prison The protection business drew him into a lucrative world of nightclubs and gambling, on the back of the black market trade that had flourished during the World War II Unlike many of the notorious figures that have emerged from this era, he was in many ways a loner, preferring to control his own operations and eschewing the leadership of a gang His power and influence were so great that even now, almost two decades after his death, close friends and casual acquaintances are still wary of speaking out The Soho Don is an account of Howard s violent life, and it exposes the links between the vicious gangland bosses, the police, and the celebrity hothouses of Mayfair clubs, high class prostitution, and international gambling It portrays his slide from power and, finally, his death in 1984.

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    1. Michael Connor

      Michael Connor is a freelance writer, specialising in food, travel and crime issues He is hotel school trained and has spent lengthy periods in Africa including Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone , China, Greece, the former Republic of Yugoslavia, the Caribbean and the UK He has researched and written a full page weekly feature for the Caterer and Hotelkeeper over a six year period, plus a variety of pieces for Now Magazine, GQ, Adrenalin, The Guardian, The Mirror, The News of the World and FT Weekend.Michael Connor is a member of English PEN which promotes free speech, human rights and a greater understanding through literature.

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