The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals

With a contribution by Paul Willetts

Many of the most successful criminals in history have something in common. They are polite, charming, and loyal only to rules of their own making. The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals reveals true accounts of lawbreakers from the past to the present.

This anthology, edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, features all-new stories from award-winning international crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in dark crimes. The tales on these pages prove that crime and gentlemanly (or gentlewomanly) behaviour—which allowed many to escape justice for so long—can often be a killer combination!

Readers will be fascinated by accounts of well-mannered criminals penned by writers such as Dean Jobb, Paul Willetts, and many others. Paul’s contribution tells the very strange and scandalous story behind one of the greatest French art collections—a story encompassing paid hitmen, prostitution, and family intrigue on a level that makes the Borgias appear benign. 

Praise for my contribution to this book 

The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues, and Criminals is an enjoyable collection of strange but true tales… If an enterprising TV executive hasn’t optioned Paul Willetts’s Champs-Élysées Noir, a gripping story of art, power, murder, and the kind of dysfunctional family that would have give the Borgias a run for their money, then they are missing a trick.”Choice magazine

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