• 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: 9781509867325
    Title: Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective Secrets & Lies in the Golden Age of Crime
    Author: STAPLETON SUSANNAH


    'If you are susceptible to Miss Marple and Harriet Vane you must read The Adventures of Maud West. You will never know the difference between fact and fiction again.' - Jill Paton Walsh, author of the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mysteries.


    Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having started 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 both 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.



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  • Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    ISBN: 9781509868087
    Title: Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Author: CARREYROU JOHN

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018"You will not want to put this riveting, masterfully reported book down. No matter how bad you think the Theranos story was, you'll learn that the reality was actually far worse." Bethany McLean, bestselling coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here A New York Times bestseller to be adapted into a film with Jennifer Lawrence to star. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn't work.For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at the Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos' articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors.In Bad Blood John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, and encourages us to consider the possible repercussions of our blind faith in a small group of brilliant individuals. PRAISE FOR BAD BLOOD"A dazzling story of deception in Silicon Valley. . .It is a tale of heroic cupidity on a scale that made the very best and the very brightest look like the very, very foolish . . . You will not be able to put this book down." Washington Post"Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President's Men." New York Times Book Review"Carreyrou presents the scientific, human, legal and social sides of the story in full. Although some of it was previously reported in his extensive coverage, he unveils many dark secrets of Theranos that have not previously been laid bare." Nature"His [Carreyrou's] unmasking of Theranos is a tale of David and Goliath." Financial Times

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Case of the Vanishing Blonde
    Case of the Vanishing Blonde
    ISBN: 9781611854589
    Title: Case of the Vanishing Blonde
    Author: BOWDEN MARK


    From Mark Bowden, a "master of narrative journalism" (New York Times), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down.


    Six captivating true-crime stories, spanning Mark Bowden's long and illustrious career, cover a variety of crimes complicated by extraordinary circumstances. Winner of a lifetime achievement award from International Thriller Writers, Bowden revisits in The Case of the Vanishing Blonde some of his most riveting stories and examines the effects of modern technology on the journalistic process.

    From a story of a campus rape at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 that unleashed a moral debate over the nature of consent when drinking and drugs are involved to three cold cases featuring the inimitable Long Island private detective Ken Brennan and a startling investigation that reveals a murderer within the LAPD's ranks, shielded for twenty six years by officers keen to protect one of their own, these stories are the work of a masterful narrative journalist at work. Gripping true crime from a writer the Washington Post calls "an old pro."



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Catch & Kill: Lies, Spies, & a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
    Catch & Kill: Lies, Spies, & a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
    ISBN: 9780708899281
    Title: Catch & Kill: Lies, Spies, & a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
    Author: FARROW RONAN

    In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.

    All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance that could not be explained - until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood, to Washington and beyond.

    This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability and silence victims of abuse - and it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

    Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power - and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook the culture.

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  • Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underground
    Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underground
    ISBN: 9781760554279
    Title: Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underground
    Author: ENGLISH T J

    By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as "the Corporation," the Cuban mob’s power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in south Florida’s exile community—those who had been chased from the island by Castro’s revolution and planned to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim their nation.

    Format: Paperback
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  • Corrupt Bodies Death & Dirty Dealing at the Morgue
    Corrupt Bodies Death & Dirty Dealing at the Morgue
    ISBN: 9781785785955
    Title: Corrupt Bodies Death & Dirty Dealing at the Morgue
    Author: EVERETT PETER & HOLLINGTON KRIS

    Must-read memoir of managing a morgue, dealing with everything from death and murder to chaos, corruption and organised crime.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Defending the Guilty: Truth & Lies in the Criminal Courtroom
    Defending the Guilty: Truth & Lies in the Criminal Courtroom
    ISBN: 9780141042725
    Title: Defending the Guilty: Truth & Lies in the Criminal Courtroom
    Author: MCBRIDE ALEX

    Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it’s a hopeless case. Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty.In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain’s criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he’s defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect. Throughout, McBride grapples with that most important of questions: how do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Doctor Who Fooled the World
    Doctor Who Fooled the World
    ISBN: 9781925713688
    Title: Doctor Who Fooled the World
    Author: DEER BRIAN


    Award-winning investigative journalist Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield, so-called 'father of the anti-vaccine movement', blamed for epidemics of fear, guilt, and disease that today circle the globe.


    As a doctor at a London medical school, in February 1998 Andrew Wakefield published explosive research in the Lancetmedical journal which terrified a generation of young parents. Claiming that the MMR vaccine given to millions of children caused autism, he triggered a crisis, with sickness and deaths, as immunisation rates plummeted.


    Brian Deer's landmark fifteen-year inquiry for The Sunday Times, Channel 4, and the British Medical Journalexposed the truth behind the now-ex-doctor's campaign: seeing him struck from the medical register, his research retracted, and his claims dubbed 'an elaborate fraud'. But today Wakefield is back: leading an international anti-vaccine crusade -- from Seattle to Sydney, São Paulo to Shanghai -- against one of medicine's greatest triumphs.


    The Doctor Who Fooled the Worldis a riveting detective story that penetrates layers of legal secrecy, medical confidentiality, business schemes, and smear campaigns to expose the scientific deception of our time.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands
    Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands
    ISBN: 9781529378030
    Title: Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands
    Author: VOROBYOV NIKO


    Welcome to Dopeworld.

    Ecstasy in London, crack in Los Angeles, LSD in Tokyo, heroin in Sofia, cocaine in Medellin, bounty hunting in Manilla, opium in Tehran.


    Get ready for your next fix.
    __________


    Dopeworld is a bold and intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, we trace the emergence of psychoactive substances and our intimate relationship with them. With unparalleled access to drug lords, cartel leaders, street dealers and government officials, Niko Vorobyov attempts to shine a light on the dark underbelly drug world.


    At once a bold piece of reportage and a hugely entertaining and perverse travelogue, Dopeworld reveals how drug use is at the heart of our history, our lives, and our world.
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    With echoes of Gomorrah and Fear and Loathing in Last Vegas, Dopeworld is a brilliant and enlightening journey across the world, examining every angle of the drug war.



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  • Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, & One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont
    Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, & One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont
    ISBN: 9781471189647
    Title: Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, & One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont
    Author: BILOTT ROBERT

    ERIN BROCKOVICH meets SILENT SPRING in this astounding true story of a lawyer who spent two decades building a case against one of the world's largest chemical companies, uncovering a shocking history of environmental pollution and heartless cover-up.&
    The story that inspired the motion picture from Participant Media/Focus Features, starring Mark Ruffalo,&
    Anne Hathaway, Bill Pullman and Tim Robbins, directed by Todd Haynes.

    In 1998, Robert Bilott was a 33-year-old Cincinnati lawyer on the verge of making partner when his career and life took an unforeseen turn. He was taken by surprise when he received a call from a man named Earl Tennant, a farmer from West Virginia with a slight connection to Robert's family. Earl was convinced the creek on his property, where his cattle grazed, was being poisoned by run-off from a neighbouring factory landfill. His cattle were dying in hideous ways, and he hadn't even been able to get a water sample tested by local agencies, politicians or vets. As soon as they heard the name DuPont - the area's largest employer - he felt they were reluctant to investigate further.

    Once Robert saw the thick, foamy water that bubbled into the creek, the gruesome effects it seemed to have on livestock, and the disturbing frequency of cancer and lung problems in the surrounding area, he was persuaded to fight against the type of corporation his firm routinely represented. With all the cards stacked against him, Rob happened upon a stray reference in a random memo to a chemical called PFOA - a substance he'd never heard of that is used in the manufacture of Teflon. From that one reference, he ultimately gained access to 110,000 pages of DuPont documents, some of them fifty years old, that reveal decades of medical studies proving the harmful& - more often than not fatal - effects of PFOA in animals and humans. And yet PFOA sludge had still been dumped into rivers and landfill, endangering many lives.& The case of one farmer soon spawns a class-action suit and the shocking realisation that virtually every person on the planet has been exposed to PFOA and carries the chemical in his or her blood.

    This is the unforgettable story of the lawyer who worked tirelessly for twenty years to get justice for all those who had suffered because of this chemical.

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  • Fake A Startling True Story of Love in a World of Liars, Cheats, Narcissists, Fantasists & Phonies
    Fake A Startling True Story of Love in a World of Liars, Cheats, Narcissists, Fantasists & Phonies
    ISBN: 9781760899110
    Title: Fake A Startling True Story of Love in a World of Liars, Cheats, Narcissists, Fantasists & Phonies
    Author: WOOD STEPHANIE

    When Stephanie Wood meets a former architect turned farmer she embarks on an exhilarating romance with him. He seems compassionate, loving, truthful. They talk about the future. She falls in love. She also becomes increasingly beset by anxiety at his frequent cancellations, no-shows and bizarre excuses. She starts to wonder, who is this man?

    When she ends the relationship Stephanie reboots her journalism skills and embarks on a romantic investigation. She discovers a story of mind-boggling duplicity and manipulation. She learns that the man she thought she was in love with doesn't exist. She also finds she is not alone; that the world is full of smart people who have suffered at the hands of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies, people enormously skilled in the art of deception.
    In this brilliantly acute and broad-ranging book, Wood, an award-winning writer and journalist, has written a riveting, important account of contemporary love, and the resilience of those who have witnessed its darkest sides.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, & the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, & the Natural History Heist of the Century
    ISBN: 9780099510666
    Title: Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, & the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Author: JOHNSON KIRK WALLACE


    'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' - The Times


    One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into theNatural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness.


    Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide first told him about the heist. But what would possess a person to steal dead birds? And had Rist paid for his crime? In search of answers, Johnson embarked upon a worldwide investigation, leading him into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.


    Was Edwin Rist a genius or narcissist? Mastermind or pawn?



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  • Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    ISBN: 9781784162344
    Title: Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    Author: RUBENHOLD HALLIE

    Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

    Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London--the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

    Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.

    What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women.

    For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that "the Ripper" preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time--but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime
    Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime
    ISBN: 9781781251706
    Title: Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime
    Author: MCDERMID VAL

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and Val McDermid's own experience to lay bare the secrets of this fascinating science. And, along the way, she wonders at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death, how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist uncovered the victims of a genocide. In her novels, McDermid has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, she's looking at the people who do it for real. It's a journey that will take her to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, & the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, & the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    ISBN: 9780099510598
    Title: Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, & the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    Author: CEP CASEY

    In Furious Hours, Casey Cep masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members, but with the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative assassinated him at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend himself. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more trying to finish the book she called The Reverend. Cep brings this remarkable story to life, from the horrifying murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of our most revered writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
    Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
    ISBN: 9780008222130
    Title: Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
    Author: PERRY ALEX


    As seen in The New Yorker


    An unprecedented look inside a deadly and obscenely wealthy branch of the Italian mafia and the electrifying story of the women who risked everything to bring them down.


    The Calabrian Mafia--known as the 'Ndrangheta--is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with branches stretching from America to Australia. It controls seventy percent of the cocaine and heroin supply in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, brokers illegal arms deals--supplying weapons to criminals and terrorists--and plunders the treasuries of both Italy and the European Union.


    The 'Ndrangheta's power derives from a macho mix of violence and silence--omert . Yet it endures because of family ties: you are born into the syndicate, or you marry in. Loyalty is absolute. Bloodshed is revered. You go to prison or your grave and kill your own father, brother, sister, or mother in cold blood before you betray The Family. Accompanying the 'Ndrangheta's reverence for tradition and history is a violent misogyny among its men. Women are viewed as chattel, bargaining chips for building and maintaining clan alliances and beatings--and worse--are routine.


    In 2009, after one abused 'Ndrangheta wife was murdered for turning state's evidence, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti considered a tantalizing possibility: that the 'Ndrangheta's sexism might be its greatest flaw--and her most effective weapon. Approaching two more mafia wives, Alessandra persuaded them to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children.


    A feminist saga of true crime and justice, The Good Mothers is the riveting story of a high-stakes battle pitting a brilliant, driven woman fighting to save a nation against ruthless mafiosi fighting for their existence. Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives. Not all will survive.



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  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    ISBN: 9781787461185
    Title: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    Author: BUGLIOSI VINCENT & GENTRY CURT

    A national bestseller-over 7 million copies sold. "[A] social document of rare importance."-The New Republic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Homicide: a Year on the Killing Streets
    Homicide: a Year on the Killing Streets
    ISBN: 9781782116301
    Title: Homicide: a Year on the Killing Streets
    Author: SIMON DAVID

    David Simon is an author, journalist, producer and script writer and is best known as the creator of HBO's Peabody Award-winning series The Wire. His first book, the international bestseller Homicide, won the Edgar Award and the Anthony Award and became the basis for the NBC award-winning drama. His second book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of An Inner-City Neighbourhood, co-authored with Edward Burns, was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries. Simon also co-created the HBO series Generation Kill with Ed Burns, and Treme with Eric Overmyer. He lives in Baltimore.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Innocent Man: Murder & Injustice in a Small Town
    Innocent Man: Murder & Injustice in a Small Town
    ISBN: 9781787463561
    Title: Innocent Man: Murder & Injustice in a Small Town
    Author: GRISHAM JOHN

    John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.

    In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory.

    Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa.

    In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder.

    With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row.

    If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Jane: a Murder
    Jane: a Murder
    ISBN: 9781932360714
    Title: Jane: a Murder
    Author: NELSON MAGGIE

    A new entry in Soft Skull's ShortLit series, Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson's aunt Jane. Though officially unsolved, Jane's murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders near the University of Michigan in the late 1960s. Nelson was born a few years after Jane's death, and the narrative is suffused with the long shadow her aunt's murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Through a collage of poetry, prose, dream accounts, and documentary sources - including fragments from Jane's own diaries - the book explores the nature of this haunting incident and raises deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another's life and death. Part elegy, part memoir, part detective story, part meditation on violence, and part conversation between the living and the dead, Jane's powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, expands the notion of what poetry can do, what kinds of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Killer Across the Table
    Killer Across the Table
    ISBN: 9780008338152
    Title: Killer Across the Table
    Author: DOUGLAS JOHN E & OLSHAKER MARK


    'John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling' Patricia Cornwell


    GET INSIDE THE MINDS OF PSYCHOPATHS WITH THE GODFATHER OF CRIMINAL PROFILING


    In The Killer Across the Table, legendary FBI criminal profiler and number one bestselling author John Douglas delves deep into the lives and crimes of four complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process and divulging the strategies used to crack some of his most challenging cases.


    In this riveting work of true crime, Douglas spotlights four very different criminals he's confronted over the course of his career, and explains how they helped him to put together the puzzle of how psychopaths and predators think.


    Taking us inside the interrogation room and demonstrating the unique techniques he uses to understand the workings of the most terrifying and incomprehensible minds, The Killer Across the Table is an unputdownable journey into the darkest reaches of criminal profiling and behavioural science from a man who knows serial killers better than anyone else.


    As Douglas says:


    'If you want to understand the artist, look at his art.'


    If you want to understand what makes a murderer, start here.



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    Price: $30.00
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  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI
    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI
    ISBN: 9780857209030
    Title: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI
    Author: GRANN DAVID

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

    A New York Times Notable Book

    SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017

    Named a best book of the year by
    Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse

    From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

    In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
    Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
    As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

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  • Killer's Shadow The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer
    Killer's Shadow The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer
    ISBN: 9780062979766
    Title: Killer's Shadow The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer
    Author: DOUGLAS JOHN E & OLSHAKER MARK


    The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table returns with this timely, relevant book that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining in-depth his chilling pursuit of, and eventual prison confrontation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer and one of the most disturbing psychopaths he has ever encountered.

    Worshippers stream out of an Midwestern synagogue after sabbath services, unaware that only a hundred yards away, an expert marksman and avowed racist, antisemite and member of the Ku Klux Klan, patiently awaits, his hunting rifle at the ready.


    The October 8, 1977 shooting was a forerunner to the tragedies and divisiveness that plague us today. John Douglas, the FBI's pioneering, first full-time criminal profiler, hunted the shooter--a white supremacist named Joseph Paul Franklin, whose Nazi-inspired beliefs propelled a three-year reign of terror across the United States, targeting African Americans, Jews, and interracial couples. In addition, Franklin bombed the home of Jewish leader Morris Amitay, shot and paralyzed Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. The fugitive supported his murderous spree robbing banks in five states, from Georgia to Ohio.


    Douglas and his writing partner Mark Olshaker return to this disturbing case that reached the highest levels of the Bureau, which was fearful Franklin would become a presidential assassin--and haunted him for years to come as the threat of copycat domestic terrorist killers increasingly became a reality. Detailing the dogged pursuit of Franklin that employed profiling, psychology and meticulous detective work, Douglas and Olshaker relate how the case was a make-or-break test for the still-experimental behavioral science unit and revealed a new type of, determined, mission-driven serial killer whose only motivation was hate.


    A riveting, cautionary tale rooted in history that continues to echo today, The Killer's Shadow is a terrifying and essential exploration of the criminal personality in the vile grip of extremism and what happens when rage-filled speech evolves into deadly action and hatred of the "other is allowed full reign.


    The Killer's Shadow includes an 8-page color photo insert.



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  • Killing Pablo
    Killing Pablo
    ISBN: 9781786490711
    Title: Killing Pablo
    Author: BOWDEN MARK

    The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel.

    Now the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos.
    A tour de force of investigative journalism, Killing Pablo tells the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death.

    In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the covert sixteen-month manhunt that was led by US Special Forces and intelligence services. With unprecedented access to important players - including Colombian president Cisar Gaviria and the incorruptible head of the special police unit that pursued Escobar, Colonel Hugo Martinez - as well as top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden has produced a gripping narrative that is a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Killing Time: Locked Up in Dubai's Most Notorious Prison
    Killing Time: Locked Up in Dubai's Most Notorious Prison
    ISBN: 9780283072390
    Title: Killing Time: Locked Up in Dubai's Most Notorious Prison
    Author: WILLIAMS KARL

    Karl Williams was on holiday in Dubai, living it large with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested, and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their year-long nightmare as they were locked up in Port Rashid where prisoners of all nationalities were crammed into stinking cells, violence could erupt in seconds, and control of the jail was in the hands of a few powerful inmates. Unless you knew the right people and could work the system, you were screwed.Karl was a survivor and managed to rise up the prison pecking order, making friends with local gangsters, Russian mafia and other assorted murderers, drug dealers, fraudsters and hapless innocents he encountered behind bars. But it was hard to stay positive when facing life or the death penalty... And then he was moved to the notorious Central prison, a terrifying place where HIV positive prisoners were used by gangsters to infect their enemies; and murders and rape were common. When Karl had lost all hope of finding justice, Reprieve, an organization of committed human rights defenders, took up his case . . .Raw, totally gripping, and at times brutally funny, Killing Time takes you behind the shiny desert paradise to the heart of the real Dubai.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Kilo Life & Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels
    Kilo Life & Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels
    ISBN: 9781529103403
    Title: Kilo Life & Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels
    Author: MUSE TOBY


    Join the deadly journey of cocaine, from farmer to kingpin.

    Meet Maria. Maria doesn't see herself as a criminal. She's just a farmhand picking the crops that never lose money: coca.


    This is Cachote. He prays to the Virgin of the Assassins that his bullets find their target. If he misses, he'll have to answer to the cartel who pay him to take out their enemies.


    Pedro works the coca labs. But this laboratory is hidden deep in the jungle, and he turns coca leaves in to coca paste, a step just short of cocaine.


    And finally, here is Alex. Alex is a drug-lord and decides where the drug goes next: into Europe or the US. And he wields the power of life and death over everyone around him.


    In Kilo, Toby Muse takes us deeper into the drug trade than ever before, following a kilo of cocaine as it travels from its origins to the street. On the ground in the drug war for over a decade, earning the trust of those involved on all sides, Toby Muse takes us with him through the endless blood-soaked horror and economic logic at every level of the journey of the world's most alluring and dangerous drug. We come to meet and ultimately understand the tainted personal psychology and motivations of each player in this dark El Dorado.


    But there are no winners here. Anyone who tries to hold the power of the 'white goddess' cocaine is ultimately undone, violently stripped of their humanity, their souls and their lives in this endless, pointless dance of death.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Manhunters How We Took down Pablo Escobar, the World's Most Wanted Criminal
    Manhunters How We Took down Pablo Escobar, the World's Most Wanted Criminal
    ISBN: 9781760857370
    Title: Manhunters How We Took down Pablo Escobar, the World's Most Wanted Criminal
    Author: MURPHY STEVE

    The explosive memoir of the two legendary drug enforcement agents responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar and the subject of the hit Netflix series 'Narcos'.

    Javier Peña and Steve Murphy risked their lives hunting large and small drug traffickers in the decades they spent working for the US Drug Enforcement Administration. But their biggest challenge was the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. The partners, who began their careers as small-town cops, have been immortalised in Netflix's 'Narcos', a fictionalised account of their hunt for Escobar. Now, for the first time, they tell the real story of how they brought down the world's first narco-terrorist and ended the reign of terror of the world's most wanted criminal.

    Manhunters takes you deep inside the inner workings of the Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-US task force that resulted in an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar. Between July 1992 and December 1993, Peña and Murphy lived on the edge, setting up camp in Medellin at the Carlos Holguin Military Academy. There, they lived and worked with the Colombian authorities, hunting down a man thought to be untouchable.

    Their terrifying first-hand experience coupled with stories from the DEA's de-classified files on the search for Escobar forms the beating heart of Manhunters, a gripping account of how two determined and courageous agents risked everything to capture the world's most wanted man.

    Praise for Manhunters

    'A riveting account of two brave DEA Agents who put their lives, along with their families' lives, on the line to fight the war on drugs. A must read on the take down of Pablo Escobar.' Joe Pistone, a.k.a. Donnie Brasco

    'A fast-paced tale by two agents who had the inside track on bringing down the most wanted man in recent US history.' Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow

    'Steve and Javier's experience on the front lines of the war on drugs over the last thirty years made them an invaluable source of information for a narrative of one of the most complex, poorly reported, and misunderstood chapters in our recent past.' Eric Newman, Executive Producer, 'Narcos'

    'Manhunters grabs you from the first page and gives you a front-row seat into the harrowing hunt for the brutal narco trafficker Pablo Escobar. Two unlikely heroes recount their stories in a way that is both compelling and captivating.' Congresswoman Mary Bono

    'A compelling read about the adventures of two true American law enforcement heroes who ultimately took on the world's first narco-terrorist, the world's most wanted criminal, the world's largest cocaine baron, Pablo Escobar, and won!' Barbara Comstock, former congresswoman

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Marching Powder: a True Story of Friendship, Cocaine & South America's Strangest Jail
    Marching Powder: a True Story of Friendship, Cocaine & South America's Strangest Jail
    ISBN: 9781742613437
    Title: Marching Powder: a True Story of Friendship, Cocaine & South America's Strangest Jail
    Author: YOUNG RUSTY

    Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the twenty-something Australian law graduate travelled to La Paz and joined one of Thomas' illegal tours. What followed took both men by surprise: they formed a strong and instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas' experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. Marching Powder is a shocking, sometimes darkly comic account of the life in San Pedro. In this bizarre prison, inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants, and hundreds of women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Marching Powder is the story of one of the strangest places on earth, where horror is leavened by humour and where cruelty lives side by side with compassion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
    Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
    ISBN: 9780340992852
    Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
    Author: BERENDT JOHN

    Read John BerendtsMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evilin Large Print.

    * All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface



    Shots rang out in Savannahs grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.  Was it murder or self-defense?  For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.  John Berendts sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction.  Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.



    It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Womans Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the &"soul of pampered self-absorption&"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight.  These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else.



    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Storyis a sublime and seductive reading experience.  Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic.


    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Mindhunter: Inside The FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit
    Mindhunter: Inside The FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit
    ISBN: 9781787460614
    Title: Mindhunter: Inside The FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit
    Author: DOUGLAS JOHN E & OLSHAKER MARK

    THE BESTSELLING TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES


    FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas, is a man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world.


    The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and who lent the film's makers his expertise explains how he invented and established the practice of criminal profiling; what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world of serial killers to the point of 'becoming' both perpetrator and victim; and individual case histories including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders.


    With the fierce page-turning power of a bestselling novel, yet terrifyingly true, Mindhunter is a true crime classic.

    John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world - Jonathan Demme, Director of The Silence of the Lambs


    A cracker of a book - Esquire



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Mrs Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective
    Mrs Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective
    ISBN: 9781250160836
    Title: Mrs Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective
    Author: RICCA BRAD

    Ricca tells the incredible true-life story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the New York lawyer and detective who solved the famous cold case of Ruth Cruger, an 18-year-old girl who disappeared in 1917.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime
    Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime
    ISBN: 9780241346945
    Title: Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime
    Author: HARMAN CLAIRE

    On a spring morning in 1840, on an ultra-respectable Mayfair street, a household of servants awoke to discover that their unobtrusive master, Lord William Russell, was lying in bed with his throat cut so deeply that the head was almost severed.

    The whole of London, from monarch to maidservants, was scandalized by the unfolding drama of such a shocking murder, but behind it was another story, a work of fiction. For when the culprit eventually confessed, he claimed his actions were the direct result of reading the best-selling crime-novel of the day. This announcement amazed the key literary figures of the time, from Thackeray to Dickens, and posed the question- can a work of fiction do real harm?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Murder Maps Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911
    Murder Maps Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911
    ISBN: 9780500252451
    Title: Murder Maps Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911
    Author: GRAY DREW

    The most captivating and intriguing 19th-century murders from around the world are re-examined in this disquieting volume, which takes readers on a perilous journey around the world's most benighted regions. In each area, murders are charted with increasing specificity: beginning with city- or region-wide overviews, drilling down to street-level diagrams and zooming-in to detailed floor plans. All the elements of each crime are meticulously replotted on archival maps, from the prior movements of both killer and victim to the eventual location of the body. The murders revisited range from the 'French Ripper' Joseph Vacher, who roamed the French countryside brutally murdering and mutilating over twenty shepherds and shepherdesses, to H.H. Holmes, who built a hotel in Chicago to entrap, murder and dispose of its many guests. Crime expert Dr Drew Gray illuminates the details of each case, recounting both the horrifying particulars of the crimes themselves and the ingenious detective work that led to the eventual capture of the murderers. He highlights the development of police methods and technology: from the introduction of the police whistle to the standardization of the mugshot and from the invention of fingerprinting to the use of radio telegraphy to capture criminals. Disturbing crime-scene photographs by pioneers of policework, such as Alphonse Bertillon, and contemporary illustrations from the sensationalist magazines of the day, including the Illustrated Police News and the Petit Journal, complete the macabre picture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • My Friend Anna: The True Story of Anna Delvey, the Fake Heiress Who Conned Me & Half of New York City
    My Friend Anna: The True Story of Anna Delvey, the Fake Heiress Who Conned Me & Half of New York City
    ISBN: 9781787478299
    Title: My Friend Anna: The True Story of Anna Delvey, the Fake Heiress Who Conned Me & Half of New York City
    Author: WILLIAMS RACHEL DELOACHE


    'Addictive ... a jaw-dropping read' STYLIST


    'Explosive ... Definitely one for the beach' ELLE


    'Paints a fascinating picture of an eccentric egomaniac who rails against all authority ... gripping stuff' SUNDAY TIMES
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    How does it feel to be betrayed by your closest friend? A close friend who turns out to be the most prolific grifter in New York City...


    This is the true story of Anna Delvey, the fake heiress whose dizzying deceit and elaborate con-artistry deceived the Soho hipster scene before her ruse was finally and dramatically exposed.


    After meeting through mutual friends, the 'Russian heiress' Anna Delvey and Rachel DeLoache Williams soon became inseparable. Theirs was an intoxicating world of endless excess: high dining, personal trainer sessions, a luxury holiday ... and Anna footed almost every bill.


    But after Anna's debit card was declined in a Moroccan medina whilst on holiday in a five-star luxury resort, Rachel began to suspect that her increasingly mysterious friend was not all she seemed.


    This is the incredible story of how Anna Sorokin conned the high-rollers of the NYC social scene and convinced her close friend of an entirely concocted fantasy, the product of falsified bank documents, bad cheques and carefully edited online photos.


    Written by Rachel DeLoache Williams, the Vanity Fair photography editor who believed Anna's lies before helping the police to track her down (fittingly, deciphering Anna's location using Instagram), this is Catch Me If You Can with Instagram filters. Between Anna, Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland (Anna even tried to scam Billy) and Elizabeth Holmes, whose start-up app duped the high and mighty of Silicon Valley, this is the year of the scammer.


    *Anna stood a high-profile trial in New York that has been followed voraciously by the media. She was found guilty of theft of services and grand larceny, facing up to 15 years in prison. The trial ended on 25th April.*



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
    Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
    ISBN: 9781785030420
    Title: Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
    Author: WAINWRIGHT TOM

    What drug lords learned from big business

    How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the 300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola.
    & & & & & And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work--and stop throwing away 100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the "war" against this global, highly organized business.
    & & & & & Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers.
    & & & & & The cast of characters includes "Bin Laden," the Bolivian coca guide; "Old Lin," the Salvadoran gang leader; "Starboy," the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. Along with presidents, cops, and teenage hitmen, they explain such matters as the business purpose for head-to-toe tattoos, how gangs decide whether to compete or collude, and why cartels care a surprising amount about corporate social responsibility.
    More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • No More Tomorrows
    No More Tomorrows
    ISBN: 9781845963866
    Title: No More Tomorrows
    Author: BONELLA KATHRYN

    It was meant to be a two-week vacation to celebrate her sister’s birthday, but for Schapelle Corby it ended up a waking nightmare. Arrested at Denpasar airport after marijuana was found in her luggage, she became the victim of every traveler’s darkest fear. More than four kilograms of drugs had been planted in her bag after she’d checked it in, and she was forced to face the consequences of someone else's crime in a country where the penalties for drug smuggling are among the harshest in the world. Her trial and conviction became one of the biggest news stories of the decade and her family watched in horror as she was sentenced to 20 years in jail. Yet despite the huge media coverage, the one voice the public never properly heard was Schapelle’s. Now, in this compelling book, she tells her own story: of being wrenched from a carefree holiday and incarcerated in a stinking police cell and of learning to survive—in the squalor, discomfort, and violence of an Indonesian jail.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Nobody's Victim: The Fight Against Psychos, Pervs & Trolls
    Nobody's Victim: The Fight Against Psychos, Pervs & Trolls
    ISBN: 9780349010533
    Title: Nobody's Victim: The Fight Against Psychos, Pervs & Trolls
    Author: GOLDBERG CARRIE


    An unflinching look at a hidden world most people don't know exists-one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off-and the incredible story of how one lawyer turned her own hell into a revolution.

    "We are all a moment away from having our life overtaken by somebody hell-bent on our destruction." That grim reality-gleaned from personal experience and twenty years of trauma work -is a fundamental principle of Carrie Goldberg's cutting-edge victims' rights law firm.


    Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, Nobody's Victim invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion laws, and sues the hell out of tech companies, schools and powerful sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors.


    With breathtaking honesty, Carrie also shares her own shattering story about why she began her work and the uphill battle of building a business.


    Deeply personal yet achingly universal, Nobody's Victim is a bold and much-needed analysis of victim protection in the era of the Internet. This book is an urgent warning of a coming crisis, a predictor of imminent danger, and a weapon to take back control and protect ourselves-both online and off.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • One of Us: the Story of Anders Breivik & the Massacre in Norway
    One of Us: the Story of Anders Breivik & the Massacre in Norway
    ISBN: 9781844089185
    Title: One of Us: the Story of Anders Breivik & the Massacre in Norway
    Author: SEIERSTAD ASNE & DEATH SARAH (TRANSLATOR)

    One of "The New York Times Book Review"'s Ten Best Books of 2015
    A harrowing and thorough account of the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together
    On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside the Norwegian prime minister's office in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the wooded island of Utoya, where he killed sixty-nine more, most of them teenage members of the country's governing Labour Party. In "One of Us," the journalist Asne Seierstad tells the story of this terrible day and its reverberations. How did Breivik, a gifted child from an affluent neighborhood in Oslo, become Europe's most reviled terrorist? How did he accomplish an astonishing one-man murder spree? And how did a famously peaceful and prosperous country cope with the slaughter of so many of its young?

    As in her international bestseller" The Bookseller of Kabul," Seierstad excels at the vivid portraiture of lives under stress. She delves deep into Breivik's childhood, showing how a hip-hop and graffiti aficionado became a right-wing activist, a successful entrepreneur, and then an Internet game addict and self-styled master warrior who believed he could save Europe from the threat of Islam and multiculturalism. She writes with equal intimacy about Breivik's victims, tracing their political awakenings, teenage flirtations and hopes, and ill-fated journeys to the island. By the time Seierstad reaches Utoya and relates what happened there, we know both the killer and those he will kill. In the book's final act, Seierstad describes Breivik's tumultuous public trial. As Breivik took the stand and articulated his ideas, an entire country debated whether he should be deemed insane, and asked why a devastating sequence of police errors allowed one man to do so much harm.

    "One of Us" is at once a psychological study of violent extremism, a dramatic true crime procedural, and a compassionate inquiry into how a privileged society copes with homegrown evil. Lauded in Scandinavia for its literary merit and moral poise, "One of Us" is the true story of one of our age's most tragic events."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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