David Leslie

David Leslie was a senior journalist with the News of the World for over forty years, latterly as Scottish Crime Editor. He is the author of several books including Crimelord, the story of underworld supremo Tam ‘The Licensee’ McGraw, and The Happy Dust Gang, telling how businessmen plotted the start of major cocaine smuggling. He has appeared in television documentaries giving unique insights into notorious crimes and criminals and is a regular contributor to radio stations and newspapers, drawing on his extensive and unchallenged knowledge of the Scottish underworld.

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  1. Launched into Eternity

    Launched into Eternity

    Crime and Punishment, Hitmen and Hangmen

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Launched Into Eternity is a fascinating account of crime and public punishment in Scotland. From bloody Viking penalties to the execution of William Wallace, and from witch hunts and public drownings to the horrific execution in 1820 of three Scots Radicals whose crime was to campaign for a fairer deal for the downtrodden, this is an astonishing and macabre story.


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  2. Carstairs: Hospital for Horrors, David Leslie

    Carstairs

    Hospital for Horrors

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Carstairs is no ordinary hospital. It is effectively a prison holding the most seriously demented and dangerous men in our society.
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  3. Lighting Candles, David Leslie

    Lighting Candles

    A Paramilitary's War with Death, Drugs and Demons

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    This remarkable, colourful account of one man's nightmare journey through blood, bombs, bullets and smuggling is a mix of tragedy, fear and humour and is a unique insight into the world of major crime.
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  4. Banged Up, David Leslie

    Banged Up

    Doing Time in Britain's Toughest Jails

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Banged Up is the story of six of the country's most notorious jails - Durham, Wandsworth, Pentonville, Wormwood Scrubs, Dartmoor and Holloway - and of the men and women who entered their gates, sometimes stood on their scaffolds and occasionally vanished before their time.
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