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Roberta Kray - Author

About the Author

Roberta Kray was born in Southport in 1959.  She worked in publishing and media research in London for fifteen years.  In early 1996 she met Reggie Kray and they married the following year.  Her first book, A Man Apart, was a biography of her husband.  Through her marriage to Reggie Roberta has a unique insight into the inner conflicts of a long-term prisoner. She lives in Norfolk.

Featured books by Roberta Kray

No Mercy

No Mercy

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Maddie Layne's life hasn't been the same since her sister was murdered. The police never found Greta's body so all Maddie was left with was unanswered questions - and her orphaned nephew, Zac, to look after. She works hard to make sure Zac has everything he needs; she even tends graves for some extra cash. Maddie isn't looking for any trouble. Lucy Rivers died decades ago under suspicious circumstances and the people responsible believe the entire affair is over. And then the mysterious Cato hires Maddie to tend to Lucy's neglected grave. Maddie starts asking innocent questions, but when she learns that the deaths of her sister and Lucy are linked she knows she must dig deeper. Lena Gissing, matriarch of one of the East End's most vicious families, has a vested interest in making sure the truth stays buried. She's not about to let a nobody like Maddie Layne get in the way ...

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No Mercy

No Mercy

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Maddie Layne's life hasn't been the same since her sister was murdered. The police never found Greta's body so all Maddie was left with was unanswered questions - and her orphaned nephew, Zac, to look after. She works hard to make sure Zac has everything he needs; she even tends graves for some extra cash. Maddie isn't looking for any trouble. Lucy Rivers died decades ago under suspicious circumstances and the people responsible believe the entire affair is over. And then the mysterious Cato hires Maddie to tend to Lucy's neglected grave. Maddie starts asking innocent questions, but when she learns that the deaths of her sister and Lucy are linked she knows she must dig deeper. Lena Gissing, matriarch of one of the East End's most vicious families, has a vested interest in making sure the truth stays buried. She's not about to let a nobody like Maddie Layne get in the way ...

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Streetwise

Streetwise

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Ava Gold's employment options are rapidly shrinking and, not wanting to go back to driving minicabs, she lands herself a trial run at being nightclub owner Chris Street's personal driver. Chris is one of the men about town in Kellston, East London, and is initially suspicious of having a female driver, but Ava soon proves her worth, and beyond. Still, working for one of the notorious Streets - who have a past history of violence reaching back to the boom time of the sixties - is never going to be easy. Chris' ex-wife is newly involved with his worst enemy and his younger brother Danny and his crazy girlfriend are up to something that will pull Ava into a world of blackmail, murder, sex and greed...

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Other books by Roberta Kray

Honeytrap: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)

Honeytrap: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2015

The first part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray.Harry Lind isn't a huge fan of the honeytrap side of his detective business so when there are no male 'honeytraps' available for a client he takes a hell of a lot of convincing to step up. And then he runs into an old acquaintance when he's on the job and things get a lot worse. Ellen Shaw is trouble with a capital T but why is she talking to Danny Street, one of the most notorious gangsters in the East End? Suddenly, Harry feels as though he's about to get involved in a different kind of trap altogether . . .Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.

No Mercy

No Mercy

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Maddie Layne's life hasn't been the same since her sister was murdered. The police never found Greta's body so all Maddie was left with was unanswered questions - and her orphaned nephew, Zac, to look after. She works hard to make sure Zac has everything he needs; she even tends graves for some extra cash. Maddie isn't looking for any trouble. Lucy Rivers died decades ago under suspicious circumstances and the people responsible believe the entire affair is over. And then the mysterious Cato hires Maddie to tend to Lucy's neglected grave. Maddie starts asking innocent questions, but when she learns that the deaths of her sister and Lucy are linked she knows she must dig deeper. Lena Gissing, matriarch of one of the East End's most vicious families, has a vested interest in making sure the truth stays buried. She's not about to let a nobody like Maddie Layne get in the way ...

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Streetwise

Streetwise

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Ava Gold's employment options are rapidly shrinking and, not wanting to go back to driving minicabs, she lands herself a trial run at being nightclub owner Chris Street's personal driver. Chris is one of the men about town in Kellston, East London, and is initially suspicious of having a female driver, but Ava soon proves her worth, and beyond. Still, working for one of the notorious Streets - who have a past history of violence reaching back to the boom time of the sixties - is never going to be easy. Chris' ex-wife is newly involved with his worst enemy and his younger brother Danny and his crazy girlfriend are up to something that will pull Ava into a world of blackmail, murder, sex and greed...

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Bad Girl

Bad Girl

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The Quinns are one of the most feared criminal gangs in London's East End. So the reaction of Joe Quinn to the news that his daughter Lynsey is involved with a policeman is predictable and swift, and a pregnant Lynsey finds herself out on the street, bruised and alone. At the age of eleven, Lynsey's daughter Helen is returned to the clan. Hated by her grandfather, loved only by her uncle, she struggles to fit into a world she doesn't understand. As warring factions battle for control of the East End, tragedy is about to strike again. How can Helen survive? And who can she trust when the Quinn family's criminal past comes back to haunt her?

Nothing but Trouble

Nothing but Trouble

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2012

On the surface there was nothing different about that dull August day in 1998, and yet it was to change all our lives for ever. A wild gang of girls live for terrorising their estate in London's East End. When they bully the weakest of their group into breaking in to a house, they expect her to nick some cash, not disappear completely. Two days later, her broken body is found under a bed in one of the rooms, and the loner who lives there is charged with murder. It's an open and shut case. Isn't it? Nearly fifteen years later, journalist Jess Vaughan senses something doesn't add up about what really happened that afternoon. Roping in detective Harry Lind, Jess starts stirring up all kinds of trouble, asking questions that someone will kill to leave unanswered.

Broken Home Two sisters. A murdered father. And a lifetime of lies

Broken Home Two sisters. A murdered father. And a lifetime of lies

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Praise for Roberta Kray 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY If you don't care about her, who will? Hope Randall leads a quiet life, but that peace is about to be shattered. When a stranger turns up on her doorstep, bringing news of a half-sister she never knew she had, he's going to change her world for ever. Connie's in deep trouble and the mysterious Flint needs Hope's help in finding her. Returning to London, Hope is forced to confront old demons - and new ones. To find her sister, she'll have to toughen up and fast. But when she enters the dark underworld of the East End, it's not only the notoriously savage Street family she'll have to worry about: there's also a psychopath on the loose, attacking working girls. If Connie's going to be saved, Hope may have to get close to the enemy ...

The Villain's Daughter

The Villain's Daughter

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Small-time villain Sean O'Donnell walked out on his family almost twenty years ago and hasn't been heard of since. Now his daughter, Iris, has returned to the East End to find out just what happened. But it isn't going to be easy. Everyone close to Iris seems to be keeping secrets. When the mysterious Guy Wilder offers to help Iris uncover the truth, he changes everything. As the son of the local criminal matriarch, though, Guy has plenty of problems of his own . . .

Strong Women

Strong Women

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

A gripping, gritty thriller that goes 'well into Martina Cole territory' by the widow of one of the East End's most notorious gangsters (Independent) Jo Strong is the youngest widow in the East End. Running her late husband's jewellery shop, mercilessly bullied by her evil mother-in-law, she is trying to get her life back together again. But then the 14-year-old daughter of one of the East end's most notorious gangsters is kidnapped, and Jo finds herself in a deadly race against time to rescue the girl - before it is too late. And to get her back, she'll have to join forces with damaged but handsome bad boy Gabe Miller, a man who has a dark past of his own... 'Well into Martina Cole territory, Roberta Kray gets under the skin of the London underworld' -Independent

The Lost

The Lost

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2008

Private eye Harry Lind doesn't believe in ghosts. Little Grace Harper went missing over twenty years ago, and missing girls can't just reappear - or can they? It takes a brutal murder to make him think again. Reporter Jess Vaughan is convinced that Grace is still alive but she's going to need some help to prove it. As she and Harry begin to unravel an age-old web of deceit and betrayal their discoveries soon put them on a collision course with one of London's most notorious gangsters. The search for the truth is about to lead them into a world where people will kill to preserve their secrets.

Reg Kray A Man Apart

Reg Kray A Man Apart

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2003

Reg Kray, an inside account by Reggie Kray's wife Roberta, discovers who the real Reg Kray was, deconstructing the man lost beneath the layers of attitude and opinion, exaggeration and distortion, destined to spend so much of his life behind bars. As Reg's confident, Roberta was closer to him than anyone, enabling her to write frankly about the Reg she knew, how he became such a vilified figure and what he really thought about his past and his strange fame. Drawing on official documents, Reg's correspondence and their own conversations over the years, Roberta reveals a previously unkown side of Reg's personality, his conflict with Ron and his first tragic marriage. She also details the development of her own love affair, from their first meeting in 1996 to Reg's death in October 2000. This is the first and only inside story of the real Reg Kray. Balanced, insightful, and most of all honest, it brings to light the real man behind the myth.

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