Are you interested in purchasing an Essex Boys Book in November 2019? And are looking for a Rettendon Murders Book? Here is a top 10 list of some of the best books available to buy today.
It could make a great gift for that special person in your life who loves real-life crime stories, ideal for christmas, birthdays, stocking fillers and more. This case continues to have a huge following and interest over 25 years later… and that looks like no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Who are the Essex Boys?
The name ‘the Essex Boys’ has become associated with three drug dealers from Essex after they became infamous in the UK following the Rettendon murders (also known as the Range Rover murders or Essex murders). The murders occurred on evening of 6th December 1995 in the village of Rettendon in Essex. When three drug dealers, Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe were gunned down with a pump-action shotgun after their Range Rover was ambushed down a small farm track.
Michael Steele of Great Bentley, Essex, and Jack Whomes of Brockford, Suffolk were found guilty of the killings in 1998 following a trial at the Old Bailey, but have always protested their innocence. As well as numerous books about the Essex Boys, there has been several films made too – including (but not limited to) Essex Boys, Rise of the Foot Soldier, Rise of the Foot Soldier II, Rise of the Foot Solider III and Bonded by Blood.
Please remember this list is in no particular order and all information was correct at the time of publication.
On 6th December 1995, three key members of the infamous Essex Boys gang were lured to a deserted farm track on the pretence of planning a robbery. As the trio sat in their Range Rover, two gunmen approached the open rear door of the vehicle.
Moments later the first shots rang out signalling the start of a swift yet bloody massacre. Who really killed Tony Tucker, Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe soon became the greatest mystery in British criminal history.
Tony Thompson, crime correspondent of the OBSERVER, is one of the country’s leading experts in the field of organised crime. Now, in this extraordinary book, he chronicles the rise of some of Britain’s most powerful and notorious villains and of the man whose betrayal led to their downfall – the man known as ‘Bloggs 19’: arguably the most important supergrass since the time of the Kray twins.
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Essex Boys: A Terrifying Expose Of The British Drugs Scene is the true story of the rise of one of the most violent and successful criminal gangs of the 90’s whose reign of terror was finally terminated when the three leaders were brutally murdered in their Range Rover one winter’s evening.
Steve `Nipper` Ellis is the last man standing, the only member to have survived the bloody reign of both gangs. In Essex Boy, he tells his shocking story for the first time, and reveals just how close he came to being both murderer and murder victim.
Carlton Leach is a gangland legend – the mere mention of his name strikes fear into his enemies; yet to his friends he is as loyal and caring as they come. If trouble comes calling, Carlton isn’t afraid to let his fists do the talking and woe betide anyone who crosses him, or those close to him.
At last, in Rise of the Footsoldier, Carlton gives the full account of his life including how his story has been made into a hugely successful film.
Once Upon a Time in Essex: An interesting and fast paced thriller, delivering an alternative explanation, with a plausible how and why. It answers difficult questions and deals with the facts as proven.
The author does not seek to discredit any previous accounts or versions of events leading up to the gruesome murders, he merely offers an interesting alternative scenario to be considered.
Essex Boys, The New Generation tells the chilling true story of the gang that destroyed everything that stood in their way to take control of their fallen predecessors’ drug empire. With a reputation for ruthless violence, the gang expanded and protected their drug-dealing operation with a terrifying combination of bloodshed and intimidation.
Wannabe in my Gang? is a story that spans two decades and involves some of the most infamous names and crimes in British history. It gives a unique insight into the Kray brothers’ firm, revealing that its public image is far from the truth. Also uncovered is what happened to the remaining members of the Essex Boys firm….
Bernard O’Mahoney was a key member of the Essex Boys firm – one of the most violent criminal gangs in Britain. In December 1995, the three leaders of the gang were executed as they sat in their Range Rover down a deserted farm track.
For many, this meant that the horror of the gang’s brutal reign was over. For Jack Whomes and Michael Steele, the nightmare had just begun. Convicted of the murders on the word of a supergrass, these two men have spent more than a decade in prison for crimes they claim they did not commit.
This is the autobiography of Carlton Leach, a man to be reckoned with. He has earned himself respect throughout the deadly underworld he occupies. Make a friend of Carlton and you have an ally for life; cross him at your peril.
For 20 years he has ranked among the toughest of Britain’s brawn brigade. He was a key member of the dreaded Essex Boys gang which ran riot in the eighties and the nineties, sparking a savage drugs war which saw three of his pals wiped out in the 1995 Range Rover massacre.