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Wensley Clarkson Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

One Behind the Ear (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dog eat dog: confessions of a tabloid journalist (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctors of Death: Ten True Crime Stories of Doctors Who Kill (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whatever Mother Says...: A True Story of a Mother, Madness and Murder (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mother from Hell (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quentin Tarantino: The Man, The Myths and His Movies (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mel Gibson: Man on a Mission (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mel: The Inside Story (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom Cruise: Unauthorized (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: True Stories of Women Who Kill (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love You to Death, Darling (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Seduction (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Travolta: King of Cool (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale in the Sting (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women in Chains: True Stories of Women Trapped in Lives of Genuine Slavery (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sting: The Secret Life of Gordon Sumner (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slave Girls (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death at Every Stop (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caged Heat (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valkyrie Operation: The True Story of a British Agent's Battle Against the World's Deadliest Arms Dealer (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Name of Satan: A True Story of Human Sacrifice, Devil Worship, and Murder (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Public Enemy No.1: Life and Crimes of Kenneth Noye (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ronaldo!: King of the World (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadlier Than the Male (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Railroad Killer (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctors Who Kill (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer on the Road (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mother's Day Murder (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitmen: True Stories of Street Executions (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gangsters (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitman (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Doctor (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women Behind Bars (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Room 1406 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sisters in Blood: Twelve of the Most Horrific Crimes Performed by Women (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit 'Em Hard: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rio! (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh Rio!: The Biography of England's Master Defender (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruise Control (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moody: The Life and Crimes of Britain's Most Notorious Hitman (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driven To Kill (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Costa Del Crime (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Charlie: The Bloody, Bullet-Riddled Hunt for the Most Powerful Great Train Robber (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born to Kill: The Twisted Life and Bizarre Death of the Man Who Murdered Gianni Versace (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Work (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Woman (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Marriage Made In Hell (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romeo Killer (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Beyond Belief: The True Story of Harold Shipman, Britain's most prolific serial killer (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big John Bindon (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Survivors: Ten True Stories of People Who Have Triumphed Over Lost Childhoods (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gang Wars of London: How the Streets of the Capital Became a Battleground (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Predator (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gangs of Britain: The Gripping True Stories of the Faces Who Run Britain's Organised Crime (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Hill: Godfather Of London (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf Man: The True Story of Francisco Arce Montes - The First Global Serial Killer (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gang Wars on the Costa: The True Story of the Bloody Conflict Raging in Paradise (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanessa: A Portrait Of Evil (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Car Trouble: A Childhood on Four Wheels (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of Brink's-Mat: Twenty-five years of Murder and Mayhem (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hash: The Chilling Inside Story of the Secret Underworld Behind the World's Most Lucrative Drug (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armed Robbery: From the Great Train Robbery to the Graff's Gem Heist (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cocaine Confidential: True Stories Behind the World's Most Notorious Narcotic (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legal Highs: Inside Secrets of the World's Newest and Deadliest Drugs (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sexy Beasts: The True Story of the "Diamond Geezers" and the Record-Breaking $100 Million Hatton Garden Heist (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armed and Dangerous (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Goldfinger: The Secret, Bullet-Riddled Life and Death of Britain's Gangster Number One (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sniper's Story (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crossing: The shocking truth about gang wars in Brexit Britain (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Line of Duty: The Real Story Inside British Police Corruption (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Narco: The Great Train Robber Whose Partnership with Pablo Escobar turned Britain on to Cocaine (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Real Top Boys: The True Story of London's Deadliest Street Gangs (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serial Killers of Russia (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Wensley Clarkson
George Wensley Clarkson was born in September of 1956 and is an English television producer and writer, true crime writer, novelist, and biographer.

All of his working life, he’s been a writer and investigative journalist. His career has taken him from local newspapers to a number of the most prestigious magazines and newspapers all over the world.

His books have also been published all around the world and have sold over two million copies. He has also penned TV dramas, movie screenplays, and worked on many television documentaries in the US, UK, and Spain. His many true crime books include biographies on some notorious criminals in the US, UK, and Spain.

Wensley’s in depth knowledge comes from his ability to speak right to many of these characters, having built up these underworld contacts over many years.

He first covered crime as a national newspaper reporter, back in 1976 for Wimbledon News in South London before quickly moving onto Fleet Street. Here, he worked as a staff reporter on the Sunday Mirror by the time he turned 21. Wensley also worked on the Mail on Sunday’s staff, as well as later freelancing for all of the UK national newspapers, including the broadsheets.

He would eventually quit working for the newspapers in order to work in television and film and wrote his very first book about life as a tabloid reporter, which was called “Dog Eat Dog”. In the year 1991, he was hired by 20th Century Fox to pen a screenplay based off this book and moved his family to Los Angeles, which inspired him to pen a book called “Year in La La Land”.

While he lived in California for three years, he was hired to pen a book about a notorious female serial killer and wound up writing a dozen best selling crime books for the US market. One of these books, called “Deadly Seduction”, was adapted into a highly rated US television film and another dozen of his books have been developed for TV and film.

During the late nineties, he bought a villa on a rock that overlooked the Mediterranean, in Granada, Spain, just a couple hours drive east of the notorious Costa del Crime. British criminals in Spain have provided a lot of the background materials for his best selling books “Gang Wars on the Costa” and “Costa del Crime”.

“The Railroad Killer” is a non-fiction book that was released in the year 1999. Reverend Norman Sirnic and Karen (his wife) were discovered in their bloodstained bed with both their heads smashed in. Josephine Konvicka, a grandma of six that loved gardening, was discovered in her home dead from a blow to the head. As her daughters and husband were out, Claudia Benton (a pediatric neurologist) got nineteen fatal blows to her head.

Angel Maturino Resendez was described by most that knew him to be polite, quiet, and soft-spoken, and a loving dad to a baby girl and husband. However law enforcement officials suspect he may be responsible for upwards of eighty random and grisly murders. These killings all happened in the span of two years and all taking place close to the southwest railroad line that the killer is thought to have ridden on his twisted killing spree.

Each of these cases, the same mode of attacks, which resulted in the same agonizing and prolonged death, seems to have been used. It points to the methodical slayings of a single serial killer. Could Angel Maturino Resendez be the ruthless Railroad Killer, a sadistic killer that led cops on one of the longest manhunts in all of history?

Clarkson tells a fantastic story of this more recent serial killer and writes in plain prose. This is simply an entertaining read that is difficult to set down for too long.

“The Good Doctor” is a non-fiction book that was released in the year 2002. Dr. Harold “Fred” Shipman, age fifty-five, has got a noble dedication to his profession, having won his patients’ trust with his old school bedside manner and ingratiating charm. In fact, he’s even made some house calls, however his unsuspecting patients have no clue of the evil which lurked behind the kindly facade of this kindly doctor.

After practicing for thirty years, his true nature was exposed at last: that of the calculating killer that delivered a prescription for death of his own. Authorities would eventually unearth the stunning possibility that this fatherly physician killed as many as 297 people.

While corpse after corpse was exhumed out of the local graveyard, the question got that much more disturbing. How could a prolific killer such as this stay undetected for this long? What possible motive pushed this apparently “good” doctor to his lethal obsession with murder? And just how many people did he really kill? The quest to find answers would lead investigators into the life of a guy that forever changed the stereotype of a sweet country doctor.

Readers found this to be intriguing, and Wensley does a great job of giving the reader an inside look of Shipman’s family and relays to the reader that even though they’re living, are also victims of this horribly depraved man.

“One Behind the Ear” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2010. A white knuckle journey the meanest streets in London by the writer that knows the real truth on the city’s underworld. A one time war hero, Malcolm Deakin, is an assassin: your classic gangland shooter that has twelve ice-cold killings to his name on the streets in London. Each of these murders was committed without any remorse, as he doesn’t give a second thought to any of his hapless victims.

However then comes target number thirteen: an old friend from school. And while the assassin starts researching the contract, he gets the awful feeling that his intended victim will soon turn the tables on him.

Set on the same exact streets and supposedly respectable suburbs where a real-life public enemy number one named Kenneth Noye made his name, this is roller coaster ride through the full brutality of southeast London’s underworld.

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