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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

Stolen When you have nothing, you've nothing to lose...

Stolen When you have nothing, you've nothing to lose...

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it' Mandasue Heller __________________ Lolly Bruce spent several years in the lap of luxury, but now she's back in a world she knows: London's East End. Her guardian Mal Fury is doing time, so Lolly is working on the wrong side of the law to get by. She'll need to use all her street smarts to keep her safe in Kellston. Then one day the Old Bill turn up on her doorstep. Mal is on the run, but why when he has only months left to serve? Lolly is convinced the only thing Mal would escape for is news about the daughter he lost nineteen years ago. She's the only thing he has left to lose. Private Investigator Nick Trent knows better than to get involved with the Furys, but his better judgement doesn't count for much when it comes to Lolly. Before he knows it he's agreed to help her track down Mal, and take on whatever the East End underworld throws at them... STOLEN is the sequel to Roberta's thirteenth novel SURVIVOR, but can also be read as a standalone.

The Debt

The Debt

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

There's a score to settle... THE DEBT ____________ Johnny Frank spent eighteen years inside for murder, and now he's coming out with only one thing on his mind: to kill the man who put him there. But revenge is sweet, and Johnny doesn't want to rush - he's going to make Jim Buckley suffer. When Simone Buckley's father-in-law moves Johnny into the family home, her first reaction is one of horror. She's finding living with a husband she wants to divorce, his volatile parents, and his psychotic brother hard enough, without adding a convicted killer into the mix. Johnny soon sets about destroying the family, but the provocative Simone has got under his skin. And with her husband's life in the balance it seems she may be willing to do just about anything to persuade Johnny to help her . . . NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY ____________ PRAISE FOR ROBERTA KRAY'S GRITTY CRIME THRILLERS 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it!' Mandasue Heller 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue. . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'A compelling mystery' Heather Burnside

The Pact

The Pact

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

She's made a deal with a devil... THE PACT ____________ Eve Weston, daughter of recently deceased con man Alexander Weston, knows a good deal when she sees it - and this one doesn't even come close. But if she doesn't want her vulnerable brother Terry being beaten to a pulp in jail, she can't afford to be fussy. In desperation Eve turns to another prisoner, a dangerous-seeming individual called Martin Cavelli. They make a secret pact: if Cavelli protects Terry then she will pay whatever it costs. But making a deal with the Devil comes at a price, and after a break-in and a viscous assault Eve begins to question her choice. It seems Cavelli is leading her straight into Hell, and now it's not only her brother's life on the line . . . NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY ____________ PRAISE FOR ROBERTA KRAY'S GRITTY CRIME THRILLERS 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it!' Mandasue Heller 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue. . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'A compelling mystery' Heather Burnside

The Lost

The Lost

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

Some secrets won't stay buried... THE LOST ____________ Private Investigator 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? Reporter Jess Vaughan is convinced Grace is still alive, but she's going to need some help to prove it. When a brutal murder makes Harry reconsider Grace's disappearance, he and Jess are drawn together. As Jess and Harry begin to unravel an age-old web of deceit and betrayal their discoveries put them on a collision course with Jimmy Keppell, one of London's most notorious gangsters. Their search for the truth, it seems, could cost them their lives. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY ____________ PRAISE FOR ROBERTA KRAY'S GRITTY CRIME THRILLERS 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it!' Mandasue Heller 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue. . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'A compelling mystery' Heather Burnside

Deceived THE BRAND NEW NOVEL. No one knows crime like Kray.

Deceived THE BRAND NEW NOVEL. No one knows crime like Kray.

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

THE NEW GRITTY CRIME THRILLER: NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY 'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it!' Mandasue Heller SHE'S BEEN BETRAYED. SHE WANTS REVENGE. Judith Jonson has been a widow for five years. At first she dreamt Dan would return, but with the war over she's had to accept her beloved husband is never coming home. Then one day she sees a picture in the paper - the aftermath of a dramatic robbery in London's West End - and Judith can't believe her eyes. It's Dan, she'd stake her life on it. Or his life rather, the back-stabber. Judith begins a hunt for the man she thought she married, and in amongst the lowlifes of the East End's gangland underworld she finds more than she bargained for. But Judith had better be careful; the rule of law doesn't apply in Kellston. She's been deceived, but she doesn't want to end up dead... Praise for Roberta Kray: 'Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'Gripping' Daily Express

Deceived THE BRAND NEW NOVEL. No one knows crime like Kray.

Deceived THE BRAND NEW NOVEL. No one knows crime like Kray.

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2018

THE NEW GRITTY CRIME THRILLER NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY 'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it' Mandasue Heller SHE'S BEEN BETRAYED. SHE WANTS REVENGE. Judith Jonson has been a widow for five years. At first, she hoped Dan would return, but her dream turned to a nightmare as the war ended, and she had to accept her beloved husband was never coming home. Then one day she sees a picture in the paper - the aftermath of a dramatic robbery in London's West End - and Judith can't believe her eyes. It's Dan, she'd stake her life on it, or rather his life, the traitor. Betrayed and desperate for answers Judith begins a hunt for the man she thought she married. And in amongst the lowlifes of the East End's gangland underworld she finds more than she bargained for. But Judith had better be careful whose business she meddles in. The rule of law doesn't apply in Kellston. She had been deceived, but she doesn't want to end up dead... Praise for Roberta Kray: 'Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'Gripping' Daily Express

Survivor A gangland crime thriller of murder, danger and unbreakable bonds

Survivor A gangland crime thriller of murder, danger and unbreakable bonds

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Only the strongest will survive... NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY 'A cracking good read!' Jessie Keane 'Martina Cole territory' Independent 'A compelling mystery' Heather Burnside 'Gripping' Daily Express ***The sequel to SURVIVOR - STOLEN - is available to pre-order now in hardback and ebook*** ____________ Lolly has always known her mum was different. Sometimes Angela Bruce was ill in a quiet sort of way, but other times she roamed the Mansfield estate shouting about whatever had wormed its way into her head that day. Either way, Lolly was on her own so she learned how to look after herself pretty quickly. Mal Fury has never got over the disappearance of his daughter all those years ago, but there's still hope because the police never found Kay's body. So when his private investigator turns up a lead that connects Kay to Lolly, Mal needs to find out more. But in doing so, he's delving into a decades-old mystery that could throw Lolly's entire world into chaos and she'll need every ounce of her survival instinct if she's to make it out the other side . . . Cut from the same cloth as Kimberley Chambers, Martina Cole and Casey Kelleher. Praise for Roberta Kray: 'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'Gripping' Daily Express

Survivor A gangland crime thriller of murder, danger and unbreakable bonds

Survivor A gangland crime thriller of murder, danger and unbreakable bonds

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent THE ADDICTIVE NEW THRILLER: NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY Lolly has always known her mum was different. Sometimes Angela Bruce was ill in a quiet sort of way, but other times she roamed the Mansfield estate shouting about whatever had wormed its way into her head that day. Either way, Lolly was on her own so she learned how to look after herself pretty quickly. Mal Fury has never got over the disappearance of his daughter all those years ago, but there's still hope because the police never found Kay's body. So when his private investigator turns up a lead that connects Kay to Lolly, Mal needs to find out more. But in doing so, he's delving into a decades-old mystery that could throw Lolly's entire world into chaos and she'll need every ounce of her survival instinct if she's to make it out the other side . . .

Payment: Part 4 (chapters 23-35)

Payment: Part 4 (chapters 23-35)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2017

THE FINAL PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYI don't mind a challenge, especially when the odds are stacked in my favour. My last guest was a snivelling wretch, always crying, always pleading, as if any of that nonsense was going to make a damn bit of difference. Ava Gold is going to make up for all the disappointments of my life, all the tedious days and tiresome nights. If she behaves, I'll treat her well - I'm not in the business of making people suffer unnecessarily - but I won't be disobeyed . . .Ava wants to believe Chris is innocent of the crime he's accused of but the more digging she does, the worse it looks for him. And there's still the issue of Holly and what Ava's been hiding from the police to sort out. Ava doesn't think things can get any worse but she has no idea how wrong she is, because the man who's been watching her has decided the time for watching is over. He's ready to act . . .Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray: 'Once you start to read you can't put it down' 'Full of twists and turns' 'Love this writer, great read' 'Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'

Payment: Part 3 (chapters 14-22)

Payment: Part 3 (chapters 14-22)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2017

THE THIRD PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYI'm keeping an eye on Ava Gold just in case her routine changes. The attack will be swift and silent, a lesson in efficiency. If you're going to do a job, you have to do it properly. It's a satisfying feeling having everything in place. I know there's always room for error, but careful planning goes a long way towards a successful outcome. The devil, as they say, is in the detail. Ava Gold is in trouble. Holly is still missing, there are now two dead bodies, and Chris Street is in the frame for at least one of those murders. Then there are the anonymous notes she keeps receiving, not to mention that Lee Bullen won't leave her alone. She knows that she should tell the police what she knows about Holly, but there's so much going on she doesn't know what to deal with first. And that means she's too distracted to notice that the most dangerous threat is getting closer and closer . . .The final part of The Payment is also available to download now!Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray: 'Once you start to read you can't put it down' 'Full of twists and turns' 'Love this writer, great read' 'Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'

Payment: Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)

Payment: Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2017

THE SECOND PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYI'm more than aware that Ava Gold isn't the perfect choice, but I can't resist a challenge. I'm the sort of man who likes to throw a little danger into the mix. Now that the decision's made, I feel at ease, almost peaceful. It won't be long before my cage has an occupant, an exotic bird to keep me company. Let the game commence.Ava Gold is beginning to wish she'd never tried to help Holly, but now that her coat has turned up covered in what could be Holly's blood, Ava knows she can't just walk away. Holly is missing and the police don't know where to start looking for her, but Ava does. As Ava begins her own hunt for Holly, she's unaware that another hunt is about to begin - one in which Ava is the hunted . . .Part three of The Payment is also available to download now!Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray: 'Once you start to read you can't put it down' 'Full of twists and turns' 'Love this writer, great read' 'Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'

Payment: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)

Payment: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2017

THE FIRST PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYYou think you know who I am. Five seconds is all it takes to sum me up and dismiss me. But a man needs company, and I want a woman who's worth the effort. There's no rush, though. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice. As I've found to my cost, bodies are hard to get rid of.Ava Gold is working the late shift as a cabbie when she picks up a passenger, a young woman named Holly, who's worse for wear. Not knowing where to drop her off, Ava ends up letting Holly crash at her place - but she will regret this act of kindness come the morning. Because opening her home up in this way sets Ava on a dangerous path. It's a path that leads to missing women, murder and the one man she's been trying to stay away from: local nightclub owner, Chris Street. And it also brings her to the attention of another man, a man no one is watching but who's been watching Ava for a very long time . . .Part two of The Payment is also available to now!Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray:'Once you start to read you can't put it down''Full of twists and turns''Love this writer, great read''Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'

Exposed A gripping, gritty gangland thriller of murder, mystery and revenge

Exposed A gripping, gritty gangland thriller of murder, mystery and revenge

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Uncover the truth or end up six feet under NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY 'A cracking good read!' Jessie Keane 'Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Gripping' Daily Express Cut from the same cloth as Kimberley Chambers, Martina Cole and Casey Kelleher. ***DECEIVED is available to pre-order now in hardback and ebook*** Eden Chase is head over heels in love with her husband Tom. He's the sort of man who doesn't give much away but Eden doesn't mind that - Tom is worth the effort. So when he's accused of a years-old robbery and murder, Eden won't believe it. No, not her Tom - he's not capable of the things they're saying he did. With Tom in prison, it's up to Eden to clear his name. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she uncovers about her husband's past. Does she really know him, after all? As Eden goes deeper into the ugly underworld that holds the answers, the more danger she's exposed to and she's not sure she can save her husband in time. And is he even worth saving? Praise for Roberta Kray: 'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'Gripping' Daily Express

Dangerous Promises

Dangerous Promises

Author: Roberta Kray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

When Sadie Wise strikes up a seemingly innocent conversation with a stranger on a train, the only thing on her mind is finding her husband Eddie and making him sign their divorce papers. She tells Mona that Eddie has been avoiding her for years but now Sadie knows where he is, she can finally be free from him. In Sadie's mind, it's a throwaway moment. In Mona's mind, Sadie is asking Mona to do something very dangerous for her. That one chance encounter sets off a chain of events involving murder, deception and danger and Sadie soon realises that Mona has taken their meeting very seriously. Because now Mona is everywhere and she won't leave Sadie alone until she's fulfilled her side of their 'deal' . . .

Honeytrap: Part 4 (Chapters 20-30)

Honeytrap: Part 4 (Chapters 20-30)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2015

The final part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray.If Harry had known bumping into Ellen Shaw after all this time would end up like this, he would've turned around and walked away without a backward glance. She is a woman on the edge and he wants to help her, but he needs to get her to open up first. And that's not the only thing he's worried about. Jess is becoming increasingly concerned about Sylvie, especially now that it looks like she was involved with someone shady. Can Harry and Jess find her, and help Ellen, before it's too late?Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.

Honeytrap: Part 3 (Chapters 13-19)

Honeytrap: Part 3 (Chapters 13-19)

Author: Roberta Kray Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2015

The third part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray. A woman has been murdered and Harry was one of the last people to see her alive. Sylvie is still missing and even though Harry's in a bind with the police, he's relieved that the body they've found isn't his friend. But all these women keeping causing him nothing but trouble - Ellen, Sylvie, and now one of them has turned up dead. Not to mention that another one is out there somewhere, trying to buy a gun . . . But who's the priority? Which one is in the most peril? Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.

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