This is an excellent book, and very well researched. I like it because it covers the life and crimes of criminals who were all, in a way, small criminals, but each remarkable in his or her own way.
They were not all remarkable as criminals, but their life stories are remarkable, and some of them really were remarkable in the manner they turned to crime.
The book is well-written and easy to read. I found the stories to be fascinating. Many years back, I read a book on the deadliest murderers of the twentieth century. These are stories of criminals who lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and their stories are well-worth reading.