Best New True Crime Stories: Partners in Crime

From harrowing heists to murderous mayhem, this collection of true crime stories will have you on the edge of your seat as you discover exactly why two criminal minds are scarier than one—especially when they belong to lovers.

Discover Infamous Legends and Lesser-Known Criminals and find out why they have become solidified in true crime history. From Ted Bundy to Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killers and other criminals often work alone. But when they’re in a relationship, this isn’t always the case. Acclaimed anthologist Mitzi Szereto brings us a collection that proves that two is better than one when it comes to murder, mischief, and mayhem.

Paul's contribution focuses on the Second World War crime spree carried out by Karl Hulten and Betty Jones, the so-called “Blackout Bonnie and Clyde”.

Praise for my contribution to this book:

“The chapter 'Whirlwind Romance' by British author Paul Willetts transports readers to London during the Second World War, where young wannabe actress Georgina Jones teamed up with American GI Karl Hulten in 1944 to pull robberies that netted them a pittance, left a cab driver dead, and badly injured a young woman they thought they had killed. Willetts deftly captures the sombre, bomb-scarred world that served as a backdrop to the pair’s tawdry affair and inept, thoughtless crimes. The press dubbed them 'Chicago Joe' and 'Blondie' and the literary heavyweights George Bernard Shaw and George Orwell debated the lessons of their sordid deeds.”Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

“The latest in the excellent The Best New True Crime Stories series of anthologies focuses on criminal couples, and range from Paul Willetts’s evocative wartime-set tale, the inspiration for Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, grisly goths and a match ‘made in hell,’ spies in suburbia and sleazy goings-on in a Chelsea apartment complex.”Choice magazine

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