Crime and the Craft reveals that the Freemasons have been involved in treason, murder, conspiracy, fraud, and scandal from the time of the English Civil War to the 1980s. Nearly every famous case investigated by Scotland Yard-including Jack the Ripper, Oscar Wilde, Dr. Crippen, the Great Train Robbery, and the Kray Twins-is shown to have Masonic involvement. For the first time, it is shown that some fifty lodges have a link to the Jack the Ripper case-with a known suspect identified as a Mason for the first time. The book uncovers Masonic involvement in police corruption, from the Trial of the Detectives in 1877 to Operation Countryman. The true involvement of notorious gangster, Kenneth Noye, in freemasonry is also revealed, as are the full details of the case of the Mason who made secret signs at the judge during a murder trial at the Old Bailey. This book also describes how members of the Craft have been pioneers in the development of forensic pathology, fingerprint evidence, and the use of images to catch criminals. Crime and the Craft answers the question: 'Is there a relationship between Freemasonry and crime?'
Mike Neville is a Freemason and a retired Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector. He is an expert on the history of the Craft and the history of crime, and, as a result, travels the world assisting police forces and giving lectures in lodges. Mike is also world-renowned for his ability to catch criminals with CCTV using "Super Recogniser" officers. He is the author of "Sacred Secrets-Freemasonry, The Bible & Christian Faith", and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Cadet Force, as well as being the National Training Officer for Music.