When the Krays were arrested, they made a mistake. They told Albert to admit the killing of Frank Mitchell. Albert testified against them and his evidence landed the Krays thirty years. This book reveals the inside story of the Krays. It charts the rise of the country's notorious criminals, and their descent into self-destruction.
Albert Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1935, the son of a seaman who died soon after moving the family to London's East End. In 1962, Albert was jailed for a failed payroll snatch. Once released, he became the Krays' paymaster and enforcer, working for them throughout their most powerful and violent years. Albert himself played a crucial role in Frank Mitchell's escape from Dartmoor, but when Mitchell was murdered, Albert gave evidence against the Krays. He was jailed briefly for his involvement in the McVitie and Mitchell affairs but was released in 1969. Martin Short is one of Britain's foremost writers on crime and corruption. He has written several books, including his bestseller on Freemasonry, Inside the Brotherhood. He has produced and narrated numerous documentary series, including Godfathers, which exposed the gangland bosses of Britain today.