The Soho Don is the story of a shy south London boy from a respectable family who became a shadowy, but powerful figure in the Soho, Mayfair and Brighton underworlds.
The Soho Don: Thrilling ‘Non-Fiction Novel’ Exposes True Story of Billy Howard – Powerbroker of London’s Criminal Fraternity
Startling revelations about celebrity excess, police corruption and establishment vice: this was the world of The Soho Don. From WWII blackmarketeering to West End club rackets - this book thrusts readers onto the streets of London for the three-decade reign of Billy Howard, who dominated the city’s crime scene. While somewhat introverted and private, Howard was the only man the Kray twins said they truly respected; a testament to the dark side of a seemingly-unassuming man who came to be known as ‘Laughing boy’.
"It has the feel of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock ... a style and era that I never get tired of reading about" The Mirror
"Great read ..." Chris Tarrant
"... never started a book that made such an impact ... we were innocents in a wicked world." Barry Cryer
"... good read... not in the normal true crime genre. " LBC radio