In November 2000 he won the British crime-writing award
, the Macallan Dagger, for Non-Fiction for his memoirs, entitled "Mr. Blue" (which was the character he played in
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He was a friend of famous crime novelist James Ellroy
. Ellroy praised "No Beast So Fierce" as "the most gritty and realistic novel about armed robbery". At one point Bunker signed for the screenplay adaptation of Ellroy's "Suicide Hill", the third part of the Lloyd Hopkins trilogy, for the French company Davisfilm. The film was never produced.