Tag: crime

The Forty Elephants Gang

If you think girl gangs are something new, you should know that sisters have been doing it for themselves in the criminal world since Victorian times. The Forty Elephants gang was an all-female organized crime collective active in London’s Elephant and Castle District from at least 1873 right into the 1950’s. They specialized in shoplifting,…

By C.S. O'Cinneide March 11, 2019 0

Interview with Denise Mina

Bio After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school early. Working in a number of dead-end jobs, all of them badly, before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School. Denise went on to study for a PhD at Strathclyde, misusing her student grant…

By C.S. O'Cinneide February 25, 2019 0

How could you Mrs. Dick?

A very dear friend of mine asked if I would look into the story of Evelyn Dick because she had such fond childhood memories of the schoolyard chant: You cut off his legs … You cut off his arms … You cut off his head … How could you Mrs. Dick? How could you Mrs.…

By C.S. O'Cinneide September 24, 2018 4