• 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee & the Invention of Modern Forensics
    18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee & the Invention of Modern Forensics
    ISBN: 9781913068042
    Title: 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee & the Invention of Modern Forensics

    'For most of human history, sudden and unexpected deaths of a suspicious nature, when they were investigated at all, were examined by lay persons without any formal training. People often got away with murder. Modern forensic investigation originates with Frances Glessner Lee - a pivotal figure in police science.'

    Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she became the mother of modern forensics and was instrumental in elevating homicide investigation to a scientific discipline.

    Frances Glessner Lee learned forensic science under the tutelage of pioneering medical examiner Magrath - he told her about his cases, gave her access to the autopsy room to observe post-mortems and taught her about poisons and patterns of injury. A voracious reader too, Lee acquired and read books on criminology and forensic science - eventually establishing the largest library of legal medicine.

    Lee went on to create The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas depicting the facts of actual cases in exquisitely detailed miniature - and perhaps the thing she is most famous for. Celebrated by artists, miniaturists and scientists, the Nutshell Studies are a singularly unusual collection. They were first used as a teaching tool in homicide seminars at Harvard Medical School in the 1930s, and then in 1945 the homicide seminar for police detectives that is the longest-running and still the highest-regarded training of its kind in America. Both of which were established by the pioneering Lee.

    In 18 Tiny Deaths, Bruce Goldfarb will weave Lee's remarkable story with the advances in forensics made in her lifetime to tell the tale of the birth of modern forensics.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 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: $25.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, & Redemption
    Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, & Redemption
    ISBN: 9781408711910
    Title: Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, & Redemption
    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: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 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
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 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
    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    ISBN: 9780375725609
    Title: Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Author: LARSON ERIK

    Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer.

    The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium.

    These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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

    '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?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 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

    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
  • Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told
    Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told
    ISBN: 9781493039982
    Title: Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told

    Crime does pay. At least for a while. You'll see that quickly in these nine compelling and true stories of brilliant plans and guile. The thieves awaiting you seem to have it all. They are clever, cool, and determined with icy resolve. It took a lot of guts and nerves of steel to do what they did and not fold under the pressure. After all, if those hard-wrought plans had failed, they would have had plenty of time to think about what went wrong in prison. Hijack an airplane, demand a ransom and two parachutes, then disappear? Invent a device that allows you to record the combination of any bank vault, then break into bank vaults twice? Steal from a secret mob depository run by a boss known for his brutality? Rob a small-town bank in midday and ride off without a second thought? Piece of cake. The Greatest Heists Stories Ever Told will allow readers to appreciate the efforts that go into a truly magnificent heist. It is a celebration of stunning, well-planned and audacious capers that left police and armies of investigators looking for answers and scratching their heads. Among the stories included are: -The Lufthansa Heist -The Northfield Bank Robbery -The Last Good Heist -Hijack DB Cooper's Great Escape -and many others

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
    Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
    ISBN: 9781982120504
    Title: Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
    Author: RULE ANN

    In 1982, the body of Wendy Coffield is discovered floating near the sandy shore of Washington’s Green River. Authorities have no idea that this tragic and violent death is only the beginning of a string of murders that will rock and terrify the Seattle area for two decades.

    With her signature riveting prose and in-depth research, Ann Rule takes us behind the scenes of the search for the Green River Killer, a terrifying specter who ritualistically killed young women and eluded authorities for years. From seeking the help of incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to Ann Rule’s horrifying realization that the killer she was writing about had attended her book signings, Green River, Running Red is the suspenseful and unforgettable “definitive narrative of the brutal and senseless crimes that haunted the Seattle area for decades.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • 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
  • Hunt for MH370
    Hunt for MH370
    ISBN: 9781760783068
    Title: Hunt for MH370
    Author: HIGGINS EAN

    Somewhere out in the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, in the underwater canyons of Broken Ridge near the alien sub-terrain known as the Seventh Arc lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery.Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Flight MH370 suddenly U-turn on the trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, zig-zag over Malaysia and up the Straits of Malacca, then disappear in the middle of nowhere without a word from anyone on board?Was it an elaborate murder-suicide by a rogue pilot? A terrible accident as a result of an on-board fire, rapid decompression or systems failure? A terrorist hijacking gone wrong? Was the flight captured by North Korean spies? Or even, as a few extremists believe, the victim of extra-terrestrial intervention?Journalist for The Australian Ean Higgins has led the world's coverage of the MH370 saga, one of the 21st century's most baffling, enduring and controversial mysteries.Ean's book draws on five years of interviews with aviation experts, victim families, air-crash investigators and air and ocean hunters, and takes us inside the saga like never before, written up close, on the inside, and from the major player's perspectives.This book will be released to coincide with the fifth anniversary of MH370's final flight.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    ISBN: 9780571345151
    Title: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

    Features new material on the Golden State Killer's case and an updated afterword by Patton Oswalt.



    Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle | Mother Jones | Real Simple | Crime Reads | Book Riot | Bookish | Amazon | Barnes and Noble |Hudson Booksellers New York Public Library | Chicago Public Library

    Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | SCIBA Book Award Winner | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

    The& haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of& the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case--which was solved in April 2018.

    Introduction by Gillian Flynn& *& Afterword by Patton Oswalt

    "A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can't-stop-now reading."& & --Stephen King

    For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

    Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

    I'll Be Gone in the Dark--the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death--offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic--one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • Jane: a Murder
    Jane: a Murder
    ISBN: 9781932360714
    Title: Jane: a Murder

    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
  • Killer Across the Table
    Killer Across the Table
    ISBN: 9780008338152
    Title: Killer Across the Table

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


    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • 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


    A New York Times Notable Book


    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

  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mastermind The Hunt for the World's Most Prolific Criminal
    Mastermind The Hunt for the World's Most Prolific Criminal
    ISBN: 9780552173711
    Title: Mastermind The Hunt for the World's Most Prolific Criminal
    Author: RATLIFF EVAN

    'Meth, murder and pirates: the coder who became a crime boss. A world that lurks just outside of our everyday perception, in the dark corners of the internet we never visit' - Wired

    The Mastermind tells the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the frighteningly powerful creator of a twenty-first century cartel, and the decade-long global manhunt that finally brought his empire to its knees.

    Le Roux's business evolved from an online prescription drug network into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. All tied together with encryption programs so advanced that government agencies were unable to break them.

    Tracing Le Roux's vast wealth and his shadowy henchmen around the world, award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate network. His investigation reveals a dark parable of ambition and greed, and exposes a new age of crime in which a reclusive entrepreneur can build an empire in the shadows of our networked world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 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


    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
  • Mrs Escobar: My Life with Pablo Escobar
    Mrs Escobar: My Life with Pablo Escobar
    ISBN: 9781785039928
    Title: Mrs Escobar: My Life with Pablo Escobar

    The closest you'll ever get to the most infamous drug kingpin in modern history, told by the person who stood by his side

    The story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all time has fascinated the world. Yet the one person closest to him has never spoken out - until now. Maria Victoria Henao met Pablo when she was 13, eloped with him at 15, and despite his numerous infidelities and violence, stayed by his side for the following 16 years until his death. At the same time, she urged him to make peace with his enemies and managed to negotiate her and her children's freedom after Pablo's demise.

    On the 25th anniversary of Pablo's death, the most intriguing character in the Escobar narrative is ready to share her story and reveal the real man behind the legend.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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

    '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

    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
  • No More Tomorrows
    No More Tomorrows
    ISBN: 9781845963866
    Title: No More Tomorrows

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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

  • Out of Thin Air: A True Story of Impossible Murder in Iceland
    Out of Thin Air: A True Story of Impossible Murder in Iceland
    ISBN: 9781786487483
    Title: Out of Thin Air: A True Story of Impossible Murder in Iceland

    In 1974, two men vanished without a trace under suspicious circumstances, shocking the people of Iceland, where serious crime is almost nonexistent. More than a year later, there seemed to be a breakthrough when a small-time crook named Erla Bolladottir described a dream to police that they interpreted as a sign of trauma related to the men's disappearance.

    After lengthy interrogations, investigations, and courtroom dramas, Erla and five acquaintances confessed to killing both men and were given prison sentences ranging from three years to life. But over the years, the case against the convicted six began to disintegrate, and one major question remained unanswered: Why had they all confessed to murder if they hadn't done it?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Outlaw Ocean: Crime & Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier
    Outlaw Ocean: Crime & Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier
    ISBN: 9781847925862
    Title: Outlaw Ocean: Crime & Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier
    Author: URBINA IAN

    The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen- the high seas.

    There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans- too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to the unbridled extremes of human behaviour and activity.

    Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion-providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways- drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world and their risk-fraught lives. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely.

    Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning expose, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Patched: The Story of Gangs in NZ
    Patched: The Story of Gangs in NZ
    ISBN: 9781869407292
    Title: Patched: The Story of Gangs in NZ

    From 'bikie' gangs to skinheads, the Mongrel Mob to Black Power, gangs have had a massive impact on our society. Based on intensive research within gangs, Patched is the first major history of gang life in New Zealand. Jarrod Gilbert traces the story from the early bodgies and widgies, the rise of Hell's Angels and other bikie gangs, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and and Black Power in the 1970s and shifts towards organised crime over the past ten years. Throughout, Gilbert brings us the gang members, police and politicians in their own gritty and gripping words. Violent and sometimes horrifying, this book explores a tough but revealing facet of New Zealand life.

    Jarrod Gilbert spent ten years with New Zealand gangs researching this book. He received a University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship and a C. Wright Mills Award, earning his PhD in 2010. Gilbert lectures at the University of Canterbury and is frequently sought by the media to comment on gangs.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Safe: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World: Survival Techniques for Everyday Life from an SAS Hero
    Safe: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World: Survival Techniques for Everyday Life from an SAS Hero
    ISBN: 9781473664364
    Title: Safe: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World: Survival Techniques for Everyday Life from an SAS Hero
    Author: RYAN CHRIS

    Former SAS corporal and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War, Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to tell the stories the Official Secrets Act stops him putting in his non-fiction. His novels have gone on to inspire the Sky One series Strike Back. Born near Newcastle in 1961, Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. He wrote about his experiences in the bestsellerThe One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen, and since then has written three other works of non-fiction, over twenty bestselling novels and a series of childrens' books.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Serial Killer: Over 100 of the World's Deadliest Murderers
    Serial Killer: Over 100 of the World's Deadliest Murderers
    ISBN: 9781787393691
    Title: Serial Killer: Over 100 of the World's Deadliest Murderers
    Author: BIGGS BEN

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Silent Witnesses
    Silent Witnesses
    ISBN: 9780099569244
    Title: Silent Witnesses

    'Silent Witnesses' looks at the history of forensic science over the last two centuries, duing which time a combination of remarkable intuition, painstaking observation and leaps in scientific knowledge have developed this fascinating branch of detection.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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