Adam hunts down our most infamous gangsters. Welcome to the Krays’ manor. This isn’t clinical – this is what that time, that place, that milieu felt like. It’s brilliantly observed. Adam doesn’t just assemble the evidence – he “reads” it.
Any number of money quotes. Hardly surprising, given that Adam is the most quotable London Walks guide.
“impaled to the floorboards through his throat – with a kitchen knife”
“there’s the money right at the end of the road, tantalisingly close”
“we’re in outcast London”
“the first questions that come up when you Google East London – is it dangerous? is it rough?”
“summoned to his execution”
“regarded as the marginally less psychotic of the Kray twins”
“the gun jams”
“your first impression: the scales of justice are wrapped up and tucked under her arm”
“stabbed in the head”