Jake Arnott(1961-), Author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Came to prominence with his success of his first book The Long Firm (1999), a fictional account inspired by the life of Ronnie Kray's boyfriend and London gangsters. Arnott left school at 16 and spent time working as labourer, mortuary technician, actor and sign language interpreter. The large advance for his first novel turned his career from a care worker to a full time novelist. He Kills Coppers (2001) based on Harry Roberts who murdered three police officers in August 1966, was greeted with further critical acclaim.
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