• 15:17 to Paris: the True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, & Three Friends Who Became Heroes
    15:17 to Paris: the True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, & Three Friends Who Became Heroes
    ISBN: 9781925355666
    Title: 15:17 to Paris: the True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, & Three Friends Who Became Heroes

    On 21 August 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded a train in Brussels bound for Paris. We now know that he was an ISIS terrorist. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate the 554 passengers on the crowded train. But as he began to execute his plan, he encountered an unstoppable line of defence: three American friends. The 15:17 to Parisis a gripping account of the foiled attack by the three men who lived it--Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone. It is also the story of what compelled three lifelong friends to run towards danger instead of from it--towards humanity, not away from terror.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • 30-Second Forensic Science: 50 Key Topics Revealing Criminal Investigation from Behind the Scenes, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Forensic Science: 50 Key Topics Revealing Criminal Investigation from Behind the Scenes, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782405511
    Title: 30-Second Forensic Science: 50 Key Topics Revealing Criminal Investigation from Behind the Scenes, Each Explained in Half a Minute

    Humanity's most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakingly& gathered evidence to the court of law. Investigators rely on physical, chemical& and digital clues gathered at the scene of an incident& to reconstruct& beyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bring& criminals to justice. Enter the forensic team, tasked with providing& objective recognition and identification and evaluating physical& evidence (the& clues) to support known or suspected circumstances. Far from the& super-sleuths of fiction, the real-life masters of deduction occupy a world of& dogged detection, analysing fingerprints or gait,& identifying traces of toxins,& drugs or explosives, matching digital data, performing anatomical& dissection, disease diagnosis, facial reconstruction and environmental& profiling. & &

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • 90 Church the True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell
    90 Church the True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell
    ISBN: 9780753540725
    Title: 90 Church the True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell
    Author: UNKEFER DEAN

    From 1950 through the late 1960s, America feared two great enemies: Communism and illegal drugs. While the espionage stories have been well publicised, the war against drugs was far more violent and has remained mostly secret. In New York City, the centre of organised crime and drug import, the offices of the newly formed Federal Bureau of Narcotics were based at 90 Church Street. While the FBI refused even to acknowledge organised crime, these agents stood alone against a well-organised Mafia and vicious drug cartels. To survive against impossible odds, the agents used incredibly brutal and cunning tactics to make cases and bring the war to a stalemate. Using an ever-expanding network of criminal informants held together by secret immunity deals, the sinister reputation of 90 Church grew along with the rising body count. In 1968, alarmed politicians launched an ill-fated investigation into the Bureau's operations. Accusations were made against the agents, and now fighting a war on two fronts, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics was dissolved and its agents discredited. Though some names and sequences have been changed to protect identities, 90 Church is the real story of a young agent's downward slide into hell as he falls victim to addiction, deception, violence, and shifting loyalties.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Adnan's Story
    Adnan's Story
    ISBN: 9781780894881
    Title: Adnan's Story

    'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . [T]here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.' Adnan Syed

    On February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. From the moment of his arrest, Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, always believed him and has never given up the hope that he might someday be released. By 2013, however, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, things looked bleak. That's when Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in the hopes of finding a journalist who would bring greater attention to Adnan's story and might shed new light on the case. Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, an international phenomenon and Peabody Award-winning podcast.

    Adnan's Story will reexamine the investigation that led to Adnan Syedâe(tm)s arrest, share his life in prison, cover new evidence and possibilities that have since come to light, and review the recent court successes - including a ruling by a Maryland judge to reopen Syedâe(tm)s case. Woven with personal reflections from Adnan himself, including new never-before-seen letters he penned from prison, the story of his family, community, and public advocate Chaudry, the book offers new insight into the story that captivated the attention of millions as his legal team and investigatory team, along with countless others who have crowd-sourced an investigation like never before, seek to exonerate him and find out the truth of what really happened on that day in 1999.

    What has captivated the public about Adnan's story are the layers of contradictions, fascinating characters, cultural dissonance, and fog of ambiguity around what really happened to Hae Min Lee. But this is not just a personal story, it is a testament to a thoroughly broken system that convicts tens of thousands of innocent people, and how the power of the media and public can move rigid institutions to bring about justice.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets & Lies in the Golden Age of Crime
    Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets & Lies in the Golden Age of Crime
    ISBN: 9781509867301
    Title: Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets & Lies in the Golden Age of Crime

    Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having starting sleuthing on behalf of society's finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, beneath the public persona, she was forced to hide vital aspects of her own identity in order to thrive in a class-obsessed and male-dominated world. And - as Susannah Stapleton reveals - she was a most unreliable witness to her own life. Who was Maud? And what was the reality of being a female private detective in the Golden Age of Crime? Interweaving tales from Maud West's own 'casebook' with social history and extensive original research, Stapleton investigates the stories Maud West told about herself in a quest to uncover the truth. With walk-on parts by Dr Crippen and Dorothy L. Sayers, Parisian gangsters and Continental blackmailers, The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective is a portrait of a woman ahead of her time and a deliciously salacious glimpse into the underbelly of 'good society' during the first half of the twentieth century.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Al Capone: His Life & Legacy
    Al Capone: His Life & Legacy
    ISBN: 9780345804518
    Title: Al Capone: His Life & Legacy
    Author: BAIR DEIRDRE

    At the height of Prohibition, Al Capone loomed large as Public Enemy Number One: his multimillion-dollar Chicago Outfit dominated organized crime, and law enforcement was powerless to stop him. But then came the fall: a legal noose tightened by the FBI, a conviction on tax evasion, a stint in Alcatraz. After his release, he returned to his family in Miami a much diminished man, living quietly until the ravages of his neurosyphilis took their final toll.
    Our shared fascination with Capone endures in countless novels and movies, but the man behind the legend has remained a mystery. Now, through rigorous research and exclusive access to Capone's family, National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair cuts through the mythology, uncovering a complex character who was flawed and cruel but also capable of nobility. At once intimate and iconoclastic, Al Capone gives us the definitive account of a quintessentially American figure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • All the Money in the World Film ed
    All the Money in the World Film ed
    ISBN: 9780008284541
    Title: All the Money in the World Film ed
    Author: PEARSON JOHN

    Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg. When sixteen-year-old Paul Getty was kidnapped, the news exploded worldwide. But his grandfather, J. Paul Getty, the richest living American, refused to pay the ransom, oblivious to his sufferings. And as the days dragged painfully on, it was Paul's distraught but determined mother Gail who was left to negotiate with his captors... In this full biography of the Getty family, John Pearson traces the creation of their phenomenal wealth and the ways in which it has touched and tainted the lives of various generations. Packed with colourful characters, bitter feuds and unexpected turns, it is a riveting insight into the lives of the super-rich. Previously published as Painfully Rich. Motion Picture Artwork #65533;2017 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • All The President's Men
    All The President's Men
    ISBN: 9781416527572
    Title: All The President's Men

    The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal.

    This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon's resignation, All the President's Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious "Deep Throat." Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.

    All the President's Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • American Desperado My Life as a Cocaine Cowboy
    American Desperado My Life as a Cocaine Cowboy
    ISBN: 9780091945220
    Title: American Desperado My Life as a Cocaine Cowboy

    American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family and witnessed his first murder at age seven. He became a one-man juvenile crime wave before joining an assassination squad in Vietnam. He returned to New York at age 20 to become one of the city's top nightclub promoters, then journeyed to Miami where he became the de facto transportation chief of the Medellin Cartel, and along with a tech-wizard partner, created some of the most sophisticated smuggling technologies ever. With a hulking 6'6"" bodyguard always at his side, and a rural fortress protected by mortars, tear-gas cannons, and a gold-fanged attack dog, Roberts was brutally effective at what he did. To law enforcement, he was known as the ""Bearded Gringo,"" a spectre they could never touch. To United States senators and CIA officials, he was ""the guy who can get things done"". He eventually formed a clandestine alliance with the US government and in the end found personal late-life redemption.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
    American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9780143129028
    Title: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
    Author: BILTON NICK


    The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom - and almost got away with it.

    In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. While the federal government were undertaking an epic two-year manhunt for the site's elusive proprietor, the Silk Road quickly ballooned into a $1.2 billion enterprise.

    Ross embraced his new role as kingpin, taking drastic steps to protect himself - including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren't sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet.

    Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls. It's a story of the boy next door's ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralised Web advocates and the old world of government control, order and the rule of law.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • American Made Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush
    American Made Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush
    ISBN: 9781537637198
    Title: American Made Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush

    Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell.

    Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.

    American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.

    "American Made really captures the big picture of my dad's story" - Aaron Seal, Barry Seal's son

    "A conspiracy of the grandest magnitude" - Congressman Bill Alexander on the Mena affair

    Shaun Attwood's WAR ON DRUGS SERIES - PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE, WE ARE BEING LIED TO and THE CALI CARTEL - are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

  • American Murder Houses: a Coast-to-coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide
    American Murder Houses: a Coast-to-coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide
    ISBN: 9780425262511
    Title: American Murder Houses: a Coast-to-coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide
    Author: LEHTO STEVE

    There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred.
    Years may pass-even centuries-but the mark of death remains.
    They are known as Murder Houses.

    From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national-and even global-infamy.
    Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother "forty whacks," where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation-as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly.
    Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Amexica: War Along the Borderline
    Amexica: War Along the Borderline
    ISBN: 9780099546566
    Title: Amexica: War Along the Borderline
    Author: VULLIAMY ED

    Amexica provides the first full account of the terror unfolding along the US-Mexico border. An area of land more than 2,000 miles long and 100 miles wide – effectively a country in its own right – has become a battleground. Drugs, guns and killings are the currency of everyday existence as an ever-escalating narco-war explodes out of control.In the last three years more than 23,000 people have been murdered in Amexica as criminal drug cartels fight each other – with ever more inventive twists of violence – for pre-eminence in the ‘plazas’ – the rivers of narcotics flowing into America. The war is a grotesque pastiche of the globalised economy: the cartels are inextricably bound up with sweatshop factories, with the smuggling of guns south from the US, with the entertainment industry and with the mass abduction and exploitation of women.This is both the busiest and most deadly frontier in the world, studded with guard-posts, infra-red searchlights and heavily armed patrols. It’s a war that’s scarcely reported – a war that’s being fought, with thousands dying and millions of lives blighted, so that Europe and America can get high.Journalist Ed Vulliamy has long had a love-hate relationship with Amexica – the place and its people. For four months he went on a road trip, zigzagging along the entire border. This is the story of that journey and of the visits that preceded it; of the causes and consequences of the war and its impact on the everyday life which somehow goes on around it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Anatomy of Evil
    Anatomy of Evil
    ISBN: 9781633883352
    Title: Anatomy of Evil
    Author: STONE MICHAEL H.

    The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them "evil." In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone--host of Discovery Channel's former series Most Evil--uses this common emotional reaction to horrifying acts as his starting point to explore the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behavior that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines.

    Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. He traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of the worst crimes--sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death.

    Stone then turns to the various factors that, singly or intertwined, contribute to pushing certain people over the edge into committing heinous crimes. They include heredity, adverse environments, violence-prone cultures, mental illness or brain injury, and abuse of mind-altering drugs. All are considered in the search for the root causes of evil behavior.

    What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00

  • Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
    Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
    ISBN: 9780670078189
    Title: Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
    Author: HOOPER CHLOE

    The Arsonisttakes readers inside the hunt for a fire-lighter. After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundreds made homeless. Here, in the Latrobe Valley, where Victoria's electricity is generated, and the rates of unemployment, crime and domestic abuse are the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know.

    The Arsonisttells a remarkable detective story, as the police close in on someone they believe to be a cunning offender; and a puzzling psychological story, as defence lawyers seek to understand the motives of a man who, they claimed, was a na'f that had accidentally dropped a cigarette.

    It is the story not only of this fire - how it happened, the people who died, the aftermath for the community - but of fire in this country. What it has done, what it has meant, what it might yet do. Bushfire is one of Australia's deepest anxieties, never more so than when deliberately lit. Arson, wrote Henry Lawson, expresses a malice 'terrifying to those who have seen what it is capable of. You never know when you are safe.'

    As she did in The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper takes us to a part of the country seldom explored, and reveals something buried but essential in our national psyche. The bush, summertime, a smouldering cigarette - none of these will feel the same again.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Arsonist: a Mind on Fire
    Arsonist: a Mind on Fire
    ISBN: 9781760895242
    Title: Arsonist: a Mind on Fire
    Author: HOOPER CHLOE

    On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know.

    The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future.

    A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Art & Science of Money Laundering : Inside the Commerce of the International Narcotics Traffickers
    Art & Science of Money Laundering : Inside the Commerce of the International Narcotics Traffickers
    ISBN: 9780873649698
    Title: Art & Science of Money Laundering : Inside the Commerce of the International Narcotics Traffickers
    Author: WOODS BRETT F

    Find out how the world's best money launderers evade sohisticated high-tech detection measures and move money freely in the electronic age. Also find out the latest international law enforcement countermeasures for stopping this illegal flow of money. A must for cops, lawyers, PIs and others.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Assessment & Treatment of Women Offenders: an Integrative Perspective
    Assessment & Treatment of Women Offenders: an Integrative Perspective
    ISBN: 9780470864623
    Title: Assessment & Treatment of Women Offenders: an Integrative Perspective

    There is a large body of research that provides guidance for those working with offenders on how they should be treated once they are in the correctional system. The problem is that most, if not all this research has been conducted on all male populations and it is assumed that women offenders are the same. However, women have different needs and support systems than men in some areas of their lives and it is unclear whether all research based on men can be generalized in this way.
    The book provides a review of the research literature to guide evidence-based practice in the assessment and treatment of adult female offenders. An historical overview of women s crime and imprisonment will be followed by a global review of various theories of female criminality.& The remainder of the book reviews the psychology of criminal conduct, with a specific focus on three psychological principles of effective intervention: risk, need and responsivity. Respectively, these principles set the who , what and how for correctional intervention.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $120.99
  • At the Devils Table Inside the Fall of the Cali Cartel the Worlds Biggest Crime Syndicate
    At the Devils Table Inside the Fall of the Cali Cartel the Worlds Biggest Crime Syndicate
    ISBN: 9780099557777
    Title: At the Devils Table Inside the Fall of the Cali Cartel the Worlds Biggest Crime Syndicate

    An impossible choice - Jorge Salcedo was trapped. For years, he had climbed the ladder inside the Cali drug cartel, the world's most powerful crime syndicate, and risen to Head of Security. But he'd kept clean, avoided the dirty work, managed to sleep at night.

    Until now. He'd finally received the order he'd long dreaded, and it meant one thing: kill or be killed. The hard way - Salcedo was a family man, a man with a conscience, a father - he was no cold-blooded murderer.

    He was left with the last resort. It meant risking his life, his family's life, and the lives of everyone he cared for. He would have to take the whole syndicate down.

    It was the price to pay for salvation. Would you risk your life to save your soul?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking
    Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking
    ISBN: 9780143570899
    Title: Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking
    Author: FRENCH PAUL

    An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of the book Midnight in Peking.The Badlands, a warren of narrow hutongs in the eastern district of& old Peking, had its heyday in the 1930s. Home to the city's drifters, misfits and the odd bohemian, it was a place of opium dens, dive bars, brothels, flophouses and cabarets, and was infamous for its ability to satisfy every human desire from the exotically entertaining to the criminally depraved.In these vignettes of eight non-Chinese residents of the precinct& -& White Russians, Americans and Europeans& -& internationally acclaimed author& Paul French brings the Badlands vividly back to life, providing a short but potent account of a place and a way of life until now largely forgotten, but here rendered unforgettable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
  • Beast: Riding the Rails & Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail
    Beast: Riding the Rails & Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail
    ISBN: 9781781682975
    Title: Beast: Riding the Rails & Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

    One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse, but the rest vanished. oscar Martinez, a young writer from El Salvador, was in Altar soon after the abduction, and his account of the migrant disappearances is only one of the harrowing stories he garnered from two years spent traveling up and down the migrant trail from Central America and across the US border. More than a quarter of a million Central Americans make this increasingly dangerous journey each year, and each year as many as 20,000 of them are
    Martinez writes in powerful, unforgettable prose about clinging to the tops of freight trains; finding respite, work and hardship in shelters and brothels; and riding shotgun with the
    border patrol. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs, "The Beast "is the first book to shed light on the harsh new reality of the migrant trail in the age of the "narcotraficantes."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Beauty & the Inferno
    Beauty & the Inferno
    ISBN: 9780857050106
    Title: Beauty & the Inferno

    Roberto Saviano is best known for his work on the Italian mafia, but Beauty and the Inferno, winner of the European Book Award 2010, also tackles universal themes with great insight and humanity, with urgency, and often with anger. This important collection includes essays across a remarkably wide field of interests, celebrating personal heroes as diverse as Frank Miller and Lionel Messi. However as with the bestselling Gomorrah, his fearless and unflinching condemnation of the mafia takes centre stage. Implicit in Saviano's tributes to writers, musicians, sportsmen and journalists is the message that there is an alternative to living in corruption and fear. Beauty and the Inferno is a searing polemic that encompasses Saviano's vision of life and of art, of the good to be found in humanity and the evil inherent in power. His commitment to truth resonates from every page.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Becoming a Private Investigator
    Becoming a Private Investigator
    ISBN: 9781982103989
    Title: Becoming a Private Investigator
    Author: KAHN HOWIE

    A fascinating guide to a career as a private investigator written by award-winning journalist Howie Kahn and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field--essential reading for someone considering a path to this profession.Journalist Howie Kahn follows a private investigator in the field to offer us a behind-the-scenes, entertaining, and practical look at how it's done and what it takes to pursue a path to this alluring profession.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Before & After
    Before & After
    ISBN: 9781529406344
    Title: Before & After

    From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a corrupt baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents - hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity wards that their babies had died.The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel BEFORE WE WERE YOURS brought new awareness of Tann's child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who document the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. BEFORE AND AFTER includes moving and shocking accounts of the ways in which adoptees were separated from their first families. Often raised as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. In BEFORE AND AFTER, Wingate and Christie tell of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace brothers, sisters, and cousins.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Behind the Door: Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp Story
    Behind the Door: Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp Story
    ISBN: 9781447267867
    Title: Behind the Door: Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp Story

    Behind The Door will be written by South African journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman. Published once the trial is concluded, it will explore the characters involved, relate the courtroom interactions and unpack the forensic and circumstantial evidence. But more than that, this book seeks to go beyond the facts of the case in search of the wider context behind this shocking tragedy: the back-story of the police investigation, the nature of the South African criminal justice system, the culture of violence in South Africa and the need of society to create flawed heroes who are destined to fail.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals for the Criminally Insane
    Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals for the Criminally Insane
    ISBN: 9781760112301
    Title: Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals for the Criminally Insane

    Psychiatrist Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California's Gorman State hospital, known locally as 'Gomorrah', but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates, a triple sally port behind the twenty-foot walls topped with shining coils of razor wire. Gorman State is one of the nation's largest forensic mental hospitals, dedicated to treating the criminally insane. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was reserved for the 'bad actors', the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world...Against a backdrop of surreal beauty - a campus-like setting where peacocks strolled the well-kept lawns - is a place of remarkable violence, a place where a small staff of clinicians are expected to manage a volatile population of prison-hardened ex-cons, where lone therapists lead sharing circles with psychopaths, where homemade weapons and contraband circulate freely, and where patients and physicians often measure their lives according to how fast they can run...'Behind the Gates of Gomorrah' affords an eye-opening look inside a facility to which few people have ever had access. Honest, reflective, and at times darkly funny, Seager's gripping account of his experiences at Gorman State hospital give us an extraordinary insight into a unique and terrifying world, inhabited by figures from our nightmares.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Betrayal: the Crisis in the Catholic Church
    Betrayal: the Crisis in the Catholic Church
    ISBN: 9781781257432
    Title: Betrayal: the Crisis in the Catholic Church

    This is the true story of how a small group of courageous journalists uncovered child abuse on a vast scale - and held the Catholic Church to account. Betrayal is a ground-breaking work of investigative journalism, now brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.On 31 January 2002, the Boston Globe published a report that sent shockwaves around the world. Their findings, based on a six-month campaign by the 'Spotlight' investigative team, showed that hundreds of children in Boston had been abused by Catholic priests, and that this horrific pattern of behaviour had been known - and ignored - by the Catholic Church. Instead of protecting the community it was meant to serve, the Church exploited its powerful influence to protect itself from scandal - and innocent children paid the price.This is the story from beginning to end: the predatory men who exploited the vulnerable, the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes, the 'hush money' used to buy the victims' silence, the survivors who found the strength to tell their story, and the Catholics across the world who were left shocked, angry, and betrayed. This is the story, too, of how they took power back, confronted their Church and called for sweeping change.Updated for the release of the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, this is a devastating and important exposure of the abuse of power at the highest levels in society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Sex, Genius, Betrayal, Redemption & the Six Foot Five, Identical Twin Olympic Rowers Who Spun Virtual Currency
    Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Sex, Genius, Betrayal, Redemption & the Six Foot Five, Identical Twin Olympic Rowers Who Spun Virtual Currency
    ISBN: 9781408711897
    Title: Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Sex, Genius, Betrayal, Redemption & the Six Foot Five, Identical Twin Olympic Rowers Who Spun Virtual Currency
    Author: MEZRICH BEN

    From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires - the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.

    Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin.

    Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There's nothing left to do but make a bet.

    From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Black Dahlia Red Rose
    Black Dahlia Red Rose
    ISBN: 9781473666344
    Title: Black Dahlia Red Rose
    Author: EATWELL PIU

    It's been 70 years since aspiring actress Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. Now, author Eatwell reexamines the infamous Black Dahlia case and presents a new theory about the long-cold case that could make headlines.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Black Hand
    Black Hand
    ISBN: 9781785037122
    Title: Black Hand

    Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand. The crimes whipped up the slavering tabloid press and heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point.

    Standing between the American public and the Black Hand's lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed the "Italian Sherlock Holmes," he was a famously dogged and ingenious detective, and a master of disguise. As the crimes grew ever more bizarre and the Black Hand's activities spread far beyond New York's borders, Petrosino and the all-Italian police squad he assembled raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the country's anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe. Petrosino's quest to root out the source of the Black Hand's power would take him all the way to Sicily-but at a terrible cost.

    Unfolding a story rich with resonance in our own era, The Black Hand is fast-paced narrative history at its very best.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Black Klansman: Race, Hate &  the Undercover Investigation of Lifetime (Film Tie-in)
    Black Klansman: Race, Hate & the Undercover Investigation of Lifetime (Film Tie-in)
    ISBN: 9781787461703
    Title: Black Klansman: Race, Hate & the Undercover Investigation of Lifetime (Film Tie-in)


    What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story.

    In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a P.O. box for interested enquiries.

    All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community.

    What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK.

    So he does.

    Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK "Grand Wizard" David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn...

    Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

    'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.' - Robert Kennedy

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the Fbi & a Devil's Deal
    Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the Fbi & a Devil's Deal
    ISBN: 9781782116240
    Title: Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the Fbi & a Devil's Deal

    Now a major film starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller and Joel Edgerton.
    Boston 1975. Under a harvest moon, 'Whitey' Bulger, godfather of the Irish Mob, waits for an old school buddy. It has been a long time, and a lot has changed. Little John Connolly is now a high-ranking FBI agent. He is an agent in need of an informant - someone with a good view of Boston's dark side. He is an agent willing to be corrupted. An agent about to get played.

    A gripping and chilling true story of violence, double-cross and corruption, Black Mass takes us deep undercover, exposing one of the worst scandals in FBI history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Black Widower: Malcom Webster
    Black Widower: Malcom Webster
    ISBN: 9781780575315
    Title: Black Widower: Malcom Webster

    In The Black Widower, award-winning journalist Charles Lavery examines the life and crimes of Malcolm Webster, the Scottish nurse who killed for money and attempted to cover his tracks with drugs and fire. Webster drugged his first wife and staged a car crash before setting the vehicle alight with her body still inside, obtaining a 200,000 insurance payout as a result. The fatal crash in 1994 was treated as an accident until a second incident in New Zealand in 1999, involving Webster and his new wife, prompted police to spend several years gathering enough evidence to convict him of murder and attempted murder as part of a million-pound insurance scam. Webster left his second wife destitute after failing to secure 750,000 in life assurance and returned to Scotland, where he duped a woman into thinking he had cancer to win her affections, before planning a bigamous marriage and plotting to kill her for insurance money. However, police alerted his third wife-to-be that she was in imminent danger and, after 17 years of deception and brutality, Webster was finally jailed for 30 years in July 2011 in what was one of the longest trials in Scottish legal history. InThe Black Widower, Lavery documents Webster's shocking life of crime and investigates horrifying new claims that he killed several infants while experimenting with dosage levels of sedatives as he prepared to kill his second wife.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
    Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
    ISBN: 9780393245165
    Title: Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
    Author: COLLINS PAUL

    Traces the scandalous murder of a Harvard Medical School graduate and the ensuing trial that riveted mid-nineteenth-century America, exploring how the case established important precedents in medical forensics and the definition of reasonable doubt.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • Blood in Blood Out the Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood
    Blood in Blood Out the Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood
    ISBN: 9781900486774
    Title: Blood in Blood Out the Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood
    Author: BROOK JOHN LEE

    From the dead centre of the enormous American penitentiary system, the Aryan Brotherhood was the lion that somehow seized control of the city as well as the zoo, steadily coming to dominate the billion dollar methamphetamine industry that permeates America's urban sprawl. They outsmarted and out-muscled everyone that tried to stand in their way, including the FBI, who have discovered that even solitary confinement is incapable of suffocating the tactical machinations of its cabal of psychopathic leaders. Bound together by a code of violence and silence, for years the Brotherhood has remained an impenetrable and unstoppable force. Until now. Blood In Blood Out is the first book to give the full inside story of its incredible rise to power. In witty, entertaining prose, ex-convict John Lee Brook draws on his unique access to many of the founding members of the Brotherhood, to tell the full secret story in unflinching, fascinating detail. Thanks to its surprisingly light and memorable writing, Blood In Blood Out breaks the bounds of its genre, opening up the fascinating Brotherhood to any passing interest.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Blood on the Altar
    Blood on the Altar
    ISBN: 9780571274963
    Title: Blood on the Altar
    Author: JONES TOBIAS

    One Sunday morning in 1993 a 16-year-old girl named Eliza Claps goes missing from a church in the centre of Potenza, Italy. Shortly before her disappearance, Elisa had met Danilo Restivo, a strange local boy with a fetish for cutting women's hair on the back of buses. Elisa's family are convinced that Resitvo is responsible for their daughter's disappearance, but he is protected by local big-wigs: by his Sicilian father, by a doctor with links to organised crime, by a priest who had vices of his own. Years went by and Elisa's family could find only false leads.2002, and Restivo is now living in Bournemouth. In November that year, his neighbour is found murdered, with strands of her own hair in her hands. Once again the police are at a loss to pin anything on him. It's not until 2010, when Elisa's decomposed body is found in the church where she went missing, that the two cases are linked and Restivo is finally dealt with. Blood on the Altar combines a gripping true crime case with Jones's deep understanding of Italian culture - the impunity it offers to the powerful - he so expertly demonstrated in his bestseller: The Dark Heart of Italy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Blood on the Page
    Blood on the Page
    ISBN: 9780099510925
    Title: Blood on the Page


    'Meticulous and gripping - a thriller that disturbs for revelations about a singular act of murder, and the national security state which we call home' PHILIPPE SANDS, author of East West Street

    A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.

    In June 2006, police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead. The owner of the house, Allan Chappelow, was an award-winning photographer and biographer, an expert on George Bernard Shaw, and a notorious recluse, who had not been seen for several weeks. Someone had recently accessed his bank accounts, and attempted to withdraw large amounts of money. Inside the darkened house, officers found piles of rubbish, trees growing through the floor, and, in what was once the living room, the body of Chappelow, battered to death, partially burned and buried under four feet of paper.

    The man eventually arrested on suspicion of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam: a man who claimed to be the grandson of one of Mao's closest aides, and a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Square protests. His trial was the first in modern British history to be held 'in camera': closed, carefully controlled, secret. Wang Yam was found guilty, but has always protested his innocence.

    Thomas Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case, interviewing key witnesses, investigating officers, forensic experts and the journalists who broke the story, and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing, the victim and the supposed perpetrator. It is a crime that has been described in the press and by the leading detective as 'the greatest whodunnit' of recent years: an extraordinary tale of isolation, deception and brutal violence, stretching from the quiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyond. It is an explosive new work of non-fiction from an author working at the height of his powers.


    'An In Cold Blood for our time - a brilliant and unflinching anatomy of a murder that is both brutal true crime and heartbreaking human tragedy' TONY PARSONS

    'A fine and fascinating read, bolstered by exemplary research and nuanced insights.' OBSERVER

    'A real-life procedural... which might have important implications for us all.' GUARDIAN

    'Reads like a thriller... a rigorous investigation... a revealing piece of social history.' SUNDAY TIMES

    'Detailed, painstaking and fascinating.' EVENING STANDARD

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Bones: a Champion Horse, a Violent Drug Cartel & the Race to Save a Sport Under Siege
    Bones: a Champion Horse, a Violent Drug Cartel & the Race to Save a Sport Under Siege
    ISBN: 9780008245573
    Title: Bones: a Champion Horse, a Violent Drug Cartel & the Race to Save a Sport Under Siege
    Author: TONE JOE

    Two brothers live parallel lives on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border. This is the dramatic true story of how their worlds collided in a major criminal conspiracy. Jose Trevi#65533;o was raised in Nuevo Laredo on the Mexican side of the border, one of thirteen children born to a hard-working ranch hand. He grew up loving the sprawling countryside and most of all the tough, fast quarter horses that dominate sports in the region and attract huge bets. In search of opportunity Jos#65533; crossed the border into Dallas to build a humble business as a bricklayer. Meanwhile, his younger brother Miguel had ascended to the top of the infamously bloody Zeta cartel and was said to have burned rivals alive, eaten victims' hearts, and launched grenades at the US consulate. But Jos#65533;, married with kids and now a US citizen, kept his nose clean. Then one day Jos#65533; showed up at a quarter horse auction and bid close to a million dollars for one horse - the largest amount ever paid at auction. The bricklayer quickly became a major player in the quarter horse racing scene that thrived on both sides of the border and caught the attention of rookie FBI agent Scott Lawson, who was himself raised on a horse ranch. He enlisted Tyler Graham, a young American rancher who was breeding Trevi#65533;o's champion horse - nicknamed Huesos, or Bones - to infiltrate what was revealing itself to be a major money laundering operation, with the ultimate goal of capturing the notorious Miguel Trevi#65533;o. The powerful horse may drive the narrative but Bones goes deeper, shedding light on the drug war, the perilous lives of American ranchers, the Sisyphean work of drug cops, and how greed and fear mingle with race, class, and violence along the vast Southwest border region. At its heart, this riveting crime drama, set against the high-stakes world of horseracing, is an intimate story about two brothers, family loyalty, and the tragic costs of a failed drug war.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Boss of Bosses : the Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    Boss of Bosses : the Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    ISBN: 9781409160984
    Title: Boss of Bosses : the Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia

    This is the true story of Toto Riina, the Cosa Nostra boss who rose from nothing to become the most powerful man in Sicily. The picture emerges of a bloodthirsty, power-hungry monster who, despite his lowly beginnings, is able to outmanoeuvre the other Mafia chiefs and take control of the organisation. However, the story is not just that of Riina, but also of Sicily itself. D'Avanzo and Bolzoni have transformed a complex series of events spanning several decades into a gripping narrative. In prison for eighteen years now, Toto Riina still remains the dictator of the Cosa Nostra. This book tells the haunting and disturbing tale, with thorough investigation and testimony of the Sicilian Corleone.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Boss of Bosses: the Life of the Dreaded Toto Riina, Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    Boss of Bosses: the Life of the Dreaded Toto Riina, Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    ISBN: 9781409153801
    Title: Boss of Bosses: the Life of the Dreaded Toto Riina, Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia

    In the fields of a forgotten post-war Sicily, an obsession with power was growing; Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, the shrewd peasant Corleone, became the boss of bosses and Palermo was conquered, one crime at a time. With his small army of assassins, he seized control of the most formidable mafia in the world and began an attack on the state: bombs, massacres and bloody conflicts initiated by a man who thought he was invincible.

    Until 1992 and the murders of Falcone and Borsellino. Then Riina was captured after nearly a quarter of a century on the run, an event still shrouded in controversy. Now in prison for over twenty years, Toto Riina remains the dictator of the Cosa Nostra from behind bars. Through the genuine testimony of the Sicilian Corleone, this a tale of desperate poverty, power and bloodshed - and one man's fight to rule supreme."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

1 2 3 4 5 .. 12