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    • ISBN:9780751559804
    • Publication date:11 Apr 2019

The Debt

By Roberta Kray

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Reissue of Roberta Kray's first gritty gangland novel, along with The Pact and The Lost

An anonymous phone call was all it took to alert the police to a body at The Palace. Now, eighteen years later, Johnny Frank is coming out of jail with only one thing on his mind - to kill the man who put him there. But first he's going to make him suffer. Jim Buckley has got everything he doesn't: a marriage, kids, a future.

Moving in on his life, Johnny subtly begins to spread rumour and suspicion. Dividing husband and wife, father and son, he sets about his intention of destroying the family from inside out. But his plans soon go dramatically awry. As the past returns to haunt him, a vicious murder and kidnap force him back on to the streets of London. He could choose to disappear if it wasn't for Simone. Buckley's provocative daughter-in-law 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...

Biographical Notes

Through her marriage to Reggie Kray, Roberta Kray has a unique and authentic insight into London's East End. Roberta met Reggie in early 1996 and they married the following year; they were together until Reggie's death in 2000. Roberta is the author of many previous bestsellers including No Mercy, Dangerous Promises, Exposed and Survivor.

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  • ISBN: 9780751559811
  • Publication date: 11 Apr 2019
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A cracking good read — Jessie Keane
Well into Martina Cole territory — Independent
Great writing, gripping story, loved it! — Mandasue Heller
Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans — Woman
Gripping — Daily Express
A compelling mystery — Heather Burnside
Written by the widow of Reggie Kray, one of the East End's most notorious gangsters, this has an authenticity and insight to it that many other thrillers don't — Candis
There can be few people better placed to write about East End gangsters than Reggie Kray's widow Roberta, and her unique insight into the murky world of organised crime shines through in this gritty fiction thriller... Kray's storytelling is intelligent, gripping and sure to entertain — News of the World
A Cole-esque, addictive read... expect a healthy dose of the kidnapping, blackmail and murder that no East End novel would be complete without — London Lite
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The Pact

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The Lost

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Private investigator Harry Lind doesn't believe in ghosts and so doesn't think twice about the ramblings of a drunken old hack. 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 Grace is still alive, and as she 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. It seems Jess and Harry's search for the truth could cost them their lives.

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The Honeytrap

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Deceived

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Survivor

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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 Cut from the same cloth as Kimberley Chambers, Martina Cole and Casey Kelleher. ***DECEIVED 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 . . . 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

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The Payment: Part 4 (chapters 23-35)

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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'

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The Payment: Part 3 (chapters 14-22)

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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'

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The Payment: Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)

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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'

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The Payment: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)

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Exposed

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Dangerous Promises

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The Honeytrap: Part 4 (Chapters 20-30)

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The Honeytrap: Part 3 (Chapters 13-19)

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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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The Honeytrap: Part 2 (Chapters 7-12)

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The Honeytrap: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)

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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.

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No Mercy

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Streetwise

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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

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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?

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Nothing but Trouble

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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.

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Broken Home

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Praise for Roberta Kray'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent'A cracking good read' Jessie KeaneNO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYIf 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 ...