Biographies & Memoirs

Who Killed Epstein? Prince Andrew or Bill Clinton?

- By Shaun Attwood

Virginia Giuffre alleged that Epstein ordered her to have sex with Prince Andrew three times, including in an orgy on the pedophile island. On the Lolita Express, Bill Clinton was photographed with Epstein’s “sex slaves”. Both men denied any knowledge of his crimes.

The Krays’ Final Years - By Steve Wraith & Stuart Wheatman

Britain's most notorious twins – Ron and Reg Kray – rose through the ranks of the underworld to become the most feared and legendary gangsters in London. While incarcerated, they received letters from a schoolboy from Tyneside, Steve Wraith, who had grown fascinated by their story. Eventually, Steve visited them in prison and a friendship formed. The Twins hired Steve as an unofficial advisor, which brought him close to more members of the crime family. Steve documents Ron’s time in Broadmoor – a high-security psychiatric hospital – where he was battling insanity and heavily medicated. Steve details visiting Reg, who served almost 30 years in a variety of prisons, where the gangster was treated with the utmost respect by the staff and the inmates.

Cocky - By Tony Barnes, Richard Elias & Peter Walsh

Curtis Warren is an underworld legend, the Liverpool scally who sold his narcotics around the world.

Flying Forwards, Facing Backwards: Captivating Tales from a Vulcan and Nimrod Air Electronics Officer - By Jim Walls

Jim Walls guides you through his forty-year RAF career that started as a Boy Entrant at RAF Cosford, then as an air radar tradesman, before specializing as an air electronics operator (AEOp) in the Nimrod MR1, and later as an air electronics officer (AEO) who flew in Nimrod R1s and Vulcan B2s. This fascinating book showcases the vital role that AEOs held and the importance of radar and electronic warfare in the fight against enemy forces. It is also a tribute to the much-loved Cold War icons, the Nimrod and the Vulcan. This book will appeal to Cold War enthusiasts and fans of the iconic jets of that era.

Life After Death: A Guardsman's Tale - By James Paul Watson

Stories from Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo & Iraq and life before and after the army.

Paul Massey: A Salford Heart

- By Kelly Massey, Steve Wraith & Jack W Gregory.

Paul Massey was gunned down on his doorstep on the July 26, 2015. This book is a frank and honest account of Paul’s life, and paints a colourful picture of the loveable family man from Salford. There is an in depth look at some of Paul’s trials and tribulations and tributes from family, friends, and celebrity associates such as Peter Hook, Bez, and Bruce Jones. Paul was labelled as the Mr. Big of Manchester. This book dispels that myth and shows that he was a loving father and grandfather with a Salford heart.

Northern Warrior - By Richy Horsley

Growing up in Hartlepool with a passion for punk music, a liking for boxing, and a reputation for fighting - Richy would find himself in many situations with some infamous faces, such as prison icon Paul Sykes and Tyneside’s Viv Graham and his big fight with the notorious prisoner Charles Bronson. ABA boxer, unlicensed boxer, bare-knuckle fighter, street fighter - Richy was all of these. Northern Warrior is the true story of a modern-day gladiator. It hasn’t always been an easy ride, but Richy has faced every challenge with a warrior's mentality. Richy is a fair and honest man, and is still very much alive and kicking. His journey is far from over, and he continues to live by his motto in life which is... “It’s nice to be important, but it's important to be nice."

A Very South Bank Story - By Jamie Boyle & Paul Venis

You may have read Newcastle and Middlesbrough accounts of Lee Duffy; now, for the first time, Paul Venis the actor is set to play Lee in the upcoming Sayers' film. In this audiobook, he speaks on behalf of the South Bank community about their most infamous son. It also includes Paul's own remarkable story: Unbeaten K1 world champion, British, European, and world champion (31 Fights, 31 Wins, 30 KO's).

Operation Sayers

– By Steve Wraith

Operation Sayers takes a detailed look at the notorious Sayers brothers' rise to the top of the criminal ladder on the backstreets of Newcastle’s West End and the authorities' attempts to bring them crashing back down to earth by any means necessary.

Brian Cockerill & Lee Duffy: The Taxmen of Teesside

– By Brian Cockerill, Emma Cockerill & Steve Wraith

Brian Cockerill and Lee Duffy were individually forces to be reckoned with. But the day they decided to team up, they became unstoppable. This is the true story of the Taxmen of Teesside, the only book with input from members of the Duffy family.

The Altar Boy: Paddy Moloney - By Patrick Moloney & Jamie Boyle

Tales from the estates of Middlesbrough over the last 50 years.... These are the memoirs of Paddy Moloney's very colourful life. From a two up two down in Cannon Street to Grovehill and the luxury of an inside lav! Going from a "quiet lad" at St Joseph's to his first spell in borstal. This is a brutally honest account of Paddy's journey from an Altar boy to a Criminal, spanning four decades including his dealings with some of Middlesbrough's notorious characters to the big guns from further afield. This book pulls you in from the very first chapter. The good, the bad, the frightening, from elation to grief and every emotion in between. "Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future."

Gaol Hawk: Forged in Sheffield - By Rob Brenton

Hillsborough 1960, a new breed of criminal, Clyde Broughton, is born into the ‘’Steel City". An early start in petty crime led to time at Borstal, football trials at "Wednesday", and an apprenticeship in crime with the notorious Dave Lee. Robbery with violence, burglary. Run-ins with his arch nemeses in the CID and the infamous Judge Pickles eventually resulted in a hefty sentence behind bars. Clyde travel through the UK prison system, where he meets some of the country’s most revered faces, including 54 days solitary with the infamous Bobby Maudsley. He talks about his long time friendship with the boxer, Paul Sykes, trouble at the a Gypsy Camp, a life-changing machete attack, and an organised hustle filmed by documentary makers entitled Smoking with The Hawk.

Hartlepool Born & Bred: Mick Sorby – By Jamie Boyle

From a brutal upbringing where he was constantly beaten by a sadistic father, to finding his ideal job as a teenage bouncer, a job he stayed with until retirement. There's fights galore, shootings, and prison sentences in the Mick Sorby story. This fighting man is also a loyal friend and loving family man who is currently enduring the biggest fight of his life against terminal cancer. Start listening and come with us on this hard-hitting Hartlepool journey.

Gang War - By Peter Walsh

For more than 20 years, the most intense and prolonged gang war in British history raged on the streets of Manchester. Warring factions left at least 40 dead and made headlines across the world. This best-selling account tells how vicious battles for control of drugs, turf, and protection rackets blighted the reputation of one of Europe's most dynamic cities and saw the coining of the sinister epithet "Gunchester". By acclaimed investigative author Peter Walsh, Gang War is a powerful and disturbing account of an extraordinary crime phenomenon.