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Trouble in Mind
  • Published: 7 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780571409
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Trouble in Mind

An Autobiography



For the first time, acclaimed true-crime author Bernard O'Mahoney tells his astonishing life story in full

Trouble in Mind is bernard o'mahoney's unblinkingly honest account of his eventful life so far.

Growing up in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, O'Mahoney regularly bore the brunt of his father's psychotic violence. After a spell in the army, he served two prison sentences for wounding, before moving to Basildon and forming the Essex Boys firm, one of the most successful and violent criminal gangs in British history.

When O'Mahoney quit the firm, he received death threats from his partners, who were murdered less than a fortnight later. He was arrested in the aftermath of the triple murder but was never charged.

As he began to distance himself from his shady past, tragedy struck when his young wife died suddenly and, grieving, he spiralled out of control and ended up serving another spell in prison.

The Essex Boys firm has been the subject of three films and numerous books, but the gang's infamous activities are only one remarkable aspect of O'Mahoney's extraordinary life story, which he candidly recounts in this gripping memoir.

  • Published: 7 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780571409
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Bernard O'Mahoney

Bernard O'Mahoney served in the army for three years and saw a tour of duty in Northern Ireland (described in his book Soldier of the Queen). He then travelled extensively and worked in the building and security industries. Renouncing a criminal past, he wrote about his experiences of the dark side of the nightclub world in the bestselling Essex Boys: A Terrifying Expos of the British Drugs Scene and has written numerous true-crime titles.

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