• Underworld London: Crime & Punishment in the Capital City
    Underworld London: Crime & Punishment in the Capital City
    ISBN: 9780857201164
    Title: Underworld London: Crime & Punishment in the Capital City
    Author: ARNOLD CATHARINE

    A quirky, fascinating portrait of the English capital's dark and criminal underbelly throughout history
     
    Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, this grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er do wells takes in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, cutpurses and con-men, 18th century highway robbery, and the rise of prisons, the police, and the Victorian era of incarceration. It also examines the influence of London's criminal classes on the literature of the 19th and 20th century, through to the Krays and Soho gangs of the 1950s and 1960s. London's crimes have changed over the centuries, both in method and execution. This lively popular history traces these developments, from the highway robberies of the 18th century, made possible by the constant traffic of wealthy merchants in and out of the city, to the beatings, slashings, and poisonings of the Victorian era.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere
    Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere
    ISBN: 9781786892638
    Title: Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere
    Author: MIKITA BROTTMAN

    When the body of a missing man is discovered in the Belvedere, an apparent suicide, resident Mikita Brottman becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances of his death. The Belvedere used to be a hotel dating back to Baltimore's Golden Age but is now converted into flats, and as Brottman investigates the perplexing case of the dead man, she soon becomes caught up in the strange and violent secrets of the Belvedere's past. Her compulsions drive her to an investigation lasting over a decade. Utterly absorbing and unnerving, An Unexplained Death will lead you down the dark and winding corridors of the Belvedere and into the deadly impulses and obsessions of the human heart.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere
    Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere
    ISBN: 9781786892652
    Title: Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere
    Author: BROTTMAN MIKITA

    The unnerving true story of an unexplained death in Baltimore's historic Belvedere building.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Unsolved Murders True Crime Cases Uncovered
    Unsolved Murders True Crime Cases Uncovered
    ISBN: 9780241361320
    Title: Unsolved Murders True Crime Cases Uncovered
    Author: DK

    Ever wondered who murdered JonBenet Ramsey, or who terrorized San Francisco as the Zodiac Killer? Puzzled over the notorious Black Dahlia murder, or the mysterious "Spy in the Bag" case? This true crime book makes you the detective, investigating some of the most infamous unsolved cases of the 20th and 21st centuries. Crime scenes, crucial evidence, witnesses, and persons of interest are clearly and concisely presented, along with essential details and clues, so you can judge for yourself- who could have done it?Unsolved Murdersalso profiles the psychology of the killer, discusses the background and life of the unfortunate victim (or victims), and how these horrific crimes impacted the victim's family and friends. From domestic kidnappings gone wrong to serial killers with a love for the macabre, this book will have you returning to the cases again and again. Can you unlock the secrets of these unsolved crimes where others have failed?* Presented in a beautiful hardback format you will be proud to read on the train or display on your coffee table, Unsolved Murders- True Crime Cases Uncoveredis like having your favourite true crime podcast or documentary at your fingertips, every day. (*We can't promise that the book will give you the solution!)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Vagos, Mongols & Outlaws My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs
    Vagos, Mongols & Outlaws My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs
    ISBN: 9781742612775
    Title: Vagos, Mongols & Outlaws My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs
    Author: FALCO CHARLES & DROBAN KERRIE

    The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs. In exchange for a reduced sentence on his drug smuggling charges, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's most violent biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and ranged across the USA, Falco risked his life every day, working deep undercover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; he even served time in San Bernardino's notorious Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to keep his cover intact. He recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. His efforts culminated in the seizure of hundreds of illegal firearms, drugs, stolen motorcycles and the arrest of sixty two club members for crimes ranging from assault to murder and dismemberment. Executing one of America's most successful prosecutions against outlaw biker gangs, Falco helped effectively cripple these three deadly organisations.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Vendetta the Mafia Two Heroes & the Hunt for Justice
    Vendetta the Mafia Two Heroes & the Hunt for Justice
    ISBN: 9781444714128
    Title: Vendetta the Mafia Two Heroes & the Hunt for Justice
    Author: FOLLAIN JOHN

    On 23 May 2012 it will be twenty years since the mafia blew apart its 'Number One Enemy', the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards.

    VENDETTA, the first book about these murders, will tell the inside story of the assassination plot and the investigation that followed. Follain reveals Borsellino's desperate race against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list and reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers.

    Based on new and exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, mafia super grasses, survivors, relatives and friends, VENDETTA recounts the events hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute as the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down.
    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Very British Murder
    Very British Murder
    ISBN: 9781849906340
    Title: Very British Murder
    Author: WORSLEY LUCY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Very British Murder
    Very British Murder
    ISBN: 9781849906517
    Title: Very British Murder
    Author: WORSLEY LUCY

    This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'. This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows, paintings and true-crime journalism - as well as an army of fictional detectives who still enthrall us today. A Very British Murder is Lucy Worsley's captivating account of this curious national obsession. It is a tale of dark deeds and guilty pleasures, a riveting investigation into the British soul by one of our finest historians.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Vory: Russia`s Super Mafia
    Vory: Russia`s Super Mafia
    ISBN: 9780300243208
    Title: Vory: Russia`s Super Mafia
    Author: GALEOTTI MARK

    The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone

    Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.

    The vory--as the Russian mafia is also known--was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves' code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Voyeur's Motel
    Voyeur's Motel
    ISBN: 9781611855326
    Title: Voyeur's Motel
    Author: TALESE GAY

    On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller "Thy Neighbor s Wife," Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America, the letter began, I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book. The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret, that he had bought a motel to satisfy his voyeuristic desires. He had built an attic observation platform, fitted with vents, through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests.
    Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the manGerald Foosverified his story in person, and read some of his extensive journals, a secret record of America s changing social and sexual mores. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold. Now, after thirty-five years, he s ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story. "The Voyeur s Motel" is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism, and one of the most talked about books of the year."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Voyeur's Motel
    Voyeur's Motel
    ISBN: 9781611855302
    Title: Voyeur's Motel
    Author: TALESE GAY

    On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestsellerThy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous handwritten letter from a man in Colorado. "Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America," the letter began, "I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book."

    The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver to satisfy his voyeuristic desires. Underneath the roof of his motel, the man had built an "observation platform," fitted with vents, through which he could watch his unwitting guests.

    Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the man--Gerald Foos--and verified his story in person. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, preserving for himself the privacy he denied his guests, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold.

    Over the ensuing years, Foos occasionally reached out to Talese to fill him in on the latest developments in his life. He also sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests and their habits, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. America in microcosm had passed through the Voyeur's motel, and he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and muchmore. But Foos continued to insist on anonymity. Now, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public and Gay Talese can finally tell his story.

    The Voyeur's Motel is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism. It is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Vulgar Favors: Assassination of Gianni Versace
    Vulgar Favors: Assassination of Gianni Versace
    ISBN: 9780385334358
    Title: Vulgar Favors: Assassination of Gianni Versace
    Author: ORTH MAUREEN

    The basis for the FX true crime series "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace" from creator Ryan Murphy about the murder of the beloved fashion designer, set to air in 2018. Tall Premium Edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Waiting to be Heard
    Waiting to be Heard
    ISBN: 9780732296018
    Title: Waiting to be Heard
    Author: KNOX AMANDA

    In 2007, Amanda Knox, a college student from Seattle, moved to Perugia, Italy to study abroad. That November, one of her roommates, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered in their apartment. Amanda was arrested for the murder, and a media firestorm erupted around her. The subsequent investigation and legal proceedings exposed her to international scrutiny and speculation and she became a tabloid staple. After an extremely controversial trial, she was convicted in 2009. But in October 2011, following a lengthy appeals process, the conviction was overturned. Amanda immediately returned home to the US. For the very first time since her trial for murder, her four-year incarceration in Italy, and her appeal and acquittal of all charges, Amanda Knox will share the truth about her terrifying ordeal. She will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system. Aided by journals she kept and letters she wrote during her imprisonment, Amanda will discuss her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will speak intimately about what it was like, at twenty years old, to find herself imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and the impact it had on her family and her loved ones as they traveled back and forth to be at her side. She will reveal never before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life. With grace and maturity, Amanda will describe the aftermath of the ordeal and her return to the States, as well as her hopes for the future.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Wanderers
    Wanderers
    ISBN: 9780747574637
    Title: Wanderers
    Author: PRICE RICHARD

    The Wanderers, a teenage gang in the Bronx of the early 1960s, are just trying to stay alive - and maybe have a little sex. But it's not going to be easy. They're facing murderous parents, unimpressed girls, an all-Chinese gang and a pack of mute Irish maniacs, apathetic teachers, and a ten-year-old cold-blooded killer. Against these odds, will the Wanderers get what they're after?


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Watching the Detectives One Womans Journey Through Sydneys Criminal Underworld
    Watching the Detectives One Womans Journey Through Sydneys Criminal Underworld
    ISBN: 9780733327964
    Title: Watching the Detectives One Womans Journey Through Sydneys Criminal Underworld
    Author: LOCKE DEBORAH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency
    We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency
    ISBN: 9780434022083
    Title: We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency
    Author: OLSON PARMY

    We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We? do not forgive, we do not forget. Expect us. In January 2012, the hacker collective Anonymous brought down the FBI website. In 2011, LulzSec, a sister organisation, broke into and blocked computer systems at VISA, Mastercard and PayPal. The groups have infiltrated the networks of totalitarian governments in Libya and Tunisia. They have attacked the CIA and NATO. But instead of being sanctimonious and secretive, these cyber activists are flippant and taunting, never hesitating to mock their victims. Today, governments, big businesses and social activists are waking up to the true power of the internet, and realising that the hacker is someone to treat with deadly seriousness. This is the story of a hive mind, of a community connected across the globe who can be mobilised to extraordinary effect. Through the stories of three key members,We Are Anonymousoffers a gripping, adrenaline-fuelled narrative drawing upon extensive research, and hundreds of conversations with the hackers themselves

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood & Dust
    Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood & Dust
    ISBN: 9781760528072
    Title: Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood & Dust
    Author: CUSKELLY MARYROSE

    'An ugly story told beautifully. WEDDERBURN will hold you tightly in its grip, and leave an imprint when it lets you go.' Myfanwy Jones 'In WEDDERBURN, we see the trauma caused by the blackest of hearts. A desolate yet deeply affecting tale of savage crime in rural Australia.' Mark Brandi 'Maryrose Cuskelly has the rare gift of telling a true story with the excitement and vividness of fiction; she never forsakes the facts in this chilling and hypnotic book.' William McInnes 'The slaughter was extravagant and bloody. And yet there were people in the small town of Wedderburn in Central Victoria who, while they did not exactly rejoice, quietly thought that Ian Jamieson had done them all a favour.' One fine Wednesday evening in October 2014, 65-year-old Ian Jamieson secured a hunting knife in a sheath to his belt and climbed through the wire fence separating his property from that of his much younger neighbour Greg Holmes. Less than 30 minutes later, Holmes was dead, stabbed more than 25 times. Jamieson returned home and took two shotguns from his gun safe. He walked across the road and shot Holmes' mother, Mary Lockhart, and her husband, Peter, multiple times before calling the police. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of this small Australian town and the people within it. Much like the successful podcast S-Town, things aren't always as they seem: Wedderburn begins with an outwardly simple murder but expands to probe the dark secrets that fester within small towns, asking: is murder something that lives next door to us all?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth
    When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth
    ISBN: 9781473678842
    Title: When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth
    Author: GALLOP ANGELA

    The compelling memoir from the UK's most eminent forensic scientist and some of the most fascinating criminal investigations she has worked on.

    'The dead keep many secrets. Sometimes they are the only witness to a crime. But ask the right questions, and they will eventually reveal everything.'

    Never before has criminal justice rested so heavily on scientific evidence. With ever more sophisticated and powerful techniques at their disposal, forensic scientists have the ability to make or break a case.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • White Mischief
    White Mischief
    ISBN: 9780099766711
    Title: White Mischief
    Author: FOX JAMES

    Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • White Nights
    White Nights
    ISBN: 9781760555481
    Title: White Nights
    Author: GALT AUSTIN

    'God made Colombia the most beautiful country in the world so he had to balance it by inhabiting it with the worst people in the world.' Old Colombian Proverb Australian writer Austin Galt arrived in Colombia looking for a life less ordinary. He found it - or did it find him? On Austin's first day in the country he was hauled off a bus to look down the barrel of a gun as he was detained and questioned by the AK-47-toting Revolutionary Armed Forces. Welcome to Colombia! In the days, months and years that followed, Austin travelled all over Colombia, tracing the Narcos' trail and walking in the shadows of drug lords such as Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel. While meeting local gangsters and international coke traffickers, he attended underworld parties and was lured into the sex, drugs and danger-fuelled life of an underworld kingpin. What he discovered in those crazy days and white nights shocked, scared and, ultimately, seduced him.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • White Shotgun
    White Shotgun
    ISBN: 9780330528214
    Title: White Shotgun
    Author: BOLZONI ATTILIO

    An extraordinary look inside the mind of the men of cosa nostra. Lupara bianca ('White Shotgun') -- an Italian term that refers to a Mafia-style killing, in which no trace of the victim can be found. For thirty years, prize-winning Sicilian journalist Attilio Bolzoni has reported on the shadowy activities of Cosa Nostra.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • White Shotgun the Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words
    White Shotgun the Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words
    ISBN: 9780230752160
    Title: White Shotgun the Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words
    Author: BOLZONI ATTILIO

    An extraordinary look inside the mind of the men of cosa nostra.


    Lupara bianca ('White Shotgun') — an Italian term that refers to a Mafia-style killing, in which no trace of the victim can be found.


    For thirty years, prize-winning Sicilian journalist Attilio Bolzoni has reported on the shadowy activities of Cosa Nostra. Now, for the first time, he has collected together a powerful anthology of rare interviews, court proceedings and transcripts of phone taps that together capture the essence of this most hidden of secret societies.


    From the 'traditional' Mafia of the early 20th Century to the 'Maxi' show-trials of the 1980s and beyond, White Shotgun is both a history of modern Sicilian crime, and a book about the twisted logic and language of Cosa Nostra. From the most humble of foot soldiers to famous pentiti ('grasses') and top-level Bosses, this is a portrait of the men who live by a code of silence — in their own words.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Whiteley On Trial
    Whiteley On Trial
    ISBN: 9780522869231
    Title: Whiteley On Trial
    Author: COSLOVICH GABRIELLA

    It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and ultimately tragic artists, Brett Whiteley, a heroin addict who died alone in 1992.

    It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley in a Melbourne art restorer's studio. Secret photographs were taken as the paintings took form.

    A jury finds two men guilty of faking Whiteleys, but a year later the appeal bench sensationally acquits them. The paintings are returned to their owners, leaving the legitimacy of the artworks in limbo.

    Whiteley on Trial investigates this remarkable case and exposes the avarice of the art world, the disdain for connoisseurship and the fragility of authenticity.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Whitey: the Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss
    Whitey: the Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss
    ISBN: 9780091956813
    Title: Whitey: the Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss
    Author: LEHR DICK & O'NEILL GERARD

    From the bestselling writers of Black Mass, now a major film, comes the definitive biography of Whitey Bulger - the most brutal modern day mafia boss since Gotti. Drawing on previously classified material, Whitey tells the story of James J. 'Whitey' Bulger, the crime boss, psychopath and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. From his childhood on the streets of South Boston and his cell in Alcatraz in the 1950s, to the corrupt pact with the FBI and the fifteen years he hid in plain sight as one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted, Whitey is the story of corruption, greed and an insatiable hunger for power and control. A sadistic crime boss who liked to get his hands dirty even at the top, this explosive biography creates a portrait of a monster, and one of the most successful organised crime careers of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Wicked Boy the Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    Wicked Boy the Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    ISBN: 9781408851166
    Title: Wicked Boy the Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    Author: SUMMERSCALE KATE

    Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book!&

    From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era London


    In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey.&

    Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. Nattie struck a plea and gave evidence against his brother. The court heard testimony about Robert's severe headaches, his fascination with violent criminals and his passion for 'penny dreadfuls', the pulp fiction of the day. He seemed to feel no remorse for what he had done, and neither the prosecution nor the defense could find a motive for the murder. The judge sentenced the thirteen-year-old to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Yet Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert--one that would have profoundly shocked anyone who thought they understood the Wicked Boy.

    At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Kate Summerscale recreates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Wicked Boy: the Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    Wicked Boy: the Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    ISBN: 9781408851159
    Title: Wicked Boy: the Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    Author: SUMMERSCALE KATE

    From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era London
    In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually she forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey.
    Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. Nattie struck a plea and gave evidence against his brother. The court heard testimony about Robert's severe headaches, his fascination with violent criminals and his passion for 'penny dreadfuls', the pulp fiction of the day. He seemed to feel no remorse for what he had done, and neither the prosecution nor the defense could find a motive for the murder. The judge sentenced the thirteen-year-old to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Yet Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert--one that would have profoundly shocked anyone who thought they understood the Wicked Boy.
    At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Kate Summerscale recreates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Wild Man
    Wild Man
    ISBN: 9781922213686
    Title: Wild Man
    Author: SIMMONDS ALECIA

    Wild Man is Alecia Simmonds' book about a coronial inquest into the police shooting of a mentally ill man. Simmonds structures this book as a personal fact-finding mission, critiquing her assumptions in a self-reflexive, honest style.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Wilderness of Error the Trials of Jeffrey Macdonald
    Wilderness of Error the Trials of Jeffrey Macdonald
    ISBN: 9781594203435
    Title: Wilderness of Error the Trials of Jeffrey Macdonald
    Author: MORRIS ERROL

    Academy Award-winning filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris examines the nature of evidence and proof in the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case

    Early on the morning of February 17, 1970, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor, called the police for help.& When the officers arrived at his home they found the bloody and battered bodies of MacDonald’s pregnant wife and two young daughters. The word “pig” was written in blood on the headboard in the master bedroom. As MacDonald was being loaded into the ambulance, he accused a band of drug-crazed hippies of the crime.

    So began one of the most notorious and mysterious murder cases of the twentieth century. Jeffrey MacDonald was finally convicted in 1979 and remains in prison today. Since then a number of bestselling books—including Joe McGinniss’sFatal Visionand Janet Malcolm’sThe Journalist and the Murderer—and a blockbuster television miniseries have told their versions of the MacDonald case and what it all means.

    Errol Morris has been investigating the MacDonald case for over twenty years.A Wilderness of Erroris the culmination of his efforts. It is a shocking book, because it shows us that almost everything we have been told about the case is deeply unreliable, and crucial elements of the case against MacDonald simply are not true. It is a masterful reinvention of the true-crime thriller, a book that pierces the haze of myth surrounding these murders with the sort of brilliant light that can only be produced by years of dogged and careful investigation and hard, lucid thinking.

    By this book’s end, we know several things: that there are two very different narratives we can create about what happened at 544 Castle Drive, and that the one that led to the conviction and imprisonment for life of this man for butchering his wife and two young daughters is almost certainly wrong.& Along the way Morris poses bracing questions about the nature of proof, criminal justice, and the media, showing us how MacDonald has been condemned, not only to prison, but to the stories that have been created around him.

    In this profoundly original meditation on truth and justice, Errol Morris reopens one of America’s most famous cases and forces us to confront the unimaginable. Morris has spent his career unsettling our complacent assumptions that we know what we’re looking at, that the stories we tell ourselves are true. This book is his finest and most important achievement to date.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Without a Doubt
    Without a Doubt
    ISBN: 9781631680687
    Title: Without a Doubt
    Author: CLARK MARCIA

    The most recognized female attorney in America opens up about life during -- and after -- the trial of the century Without a Doubt is not just a book about a trial. It's a book about a woman. Marcia Clark takes us inside her head and her heart with a story that is both sweeping and deeply personal -- and shocking in its honesty. Her voice is raw, disarming, unmistakable. She tells us how a woman, when caught up in an event that galvanized an entire country, rose to that occasion with singular integrity, drive, honesty, and grace. How did she do it, day after day? What was it like, orchestrating the most controversial case of her career in the face of the media's relentless klieg lights? How did she fight her personal battles -- those of a working mother balancing a crushing workload and a painful, very public divorce? Who stood by her and who abandoned her? As Clark shares the secrets of her own life, we understand for the first time why she identified so closely with Nicole Brown Simpson, in a way no man ever could. Sparing no one in this unflinching account -- least of all herself -- Clark speaks frankly about the mesmerizing and controversial personalities in the Simpson case: Lance Ito, Kato Kaelin, Johnnie Cochran, Mark Fuhrman, and Christopher Darden, among others. She also takes on her critics, the "armchair warriors" who scapegoated her after the verdict, and tells us why they were wrong. In a case that tore America apart, and that continues to haunt us as few events in our recent history have, Marcia Clark emerges as the one true heroine, because she stood for justice, fought the good fight, and fought it well. "A mesmerizing account of the trial and of her complicatedlife before she entered O. J. Hell". -- The Boston Globe "Clark provides one of the liveliest and often most humorous versions of the case to date". -- San Francisco Chronicle "Without a Doubt pulses with life and conviction". -- Los Angeles Times

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Wolf Boys
    Wolf Boys
    ISBN: 9781760291242
    Title: Wolf Boys
    Author: SLATER DAN

    At first glance, Gabriel Cardona was the poster boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But the streets of his border town of Laredo, Texas, were poor and dangerous, and it wasn't long before Gabriel, along with some childhood friends, abandoned his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military, boosting cars and smuggling drugs. Within a few months they were to become some of the cartel's most-feared killers: Los Lobos, The Wolf Boys...Mexican-born detective Robert Garcia had worked hard all his life, struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spilled over the border into his adopted country, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the boys and their cartel leaders would place him face to face with the terrible consequences of a war he came to see as unwinnable...Through the eyes of these young boys, whose actions and lives blended teenage normalcy with monstrous barbarity, Dan Slater takes us from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the dusty, dark alleys of small-town Texas on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. An astonishing, immersive, non-fiction thriller informed by extraordinary research and vivid detail, Wolf Boys uncovers the dark truth about Mexico's cartels and the tragic failure of the .war on drugs....

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Wolf Boys: The Extraordinary True Story of Two Teenage Assassins & Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
    Wolf Boys: The Extraordinary True Story of Two Teenage Assassins & Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
    ISBN: 9781760632373
    Title: Wolf Boys: The Extraordinary True Story of Two Teenage Assassins & Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
    Author: SLATER DAN

    The brutal journey of two American kids from normal teenagers to Cartel killers.

    At first glance, Gabriel Cardona was the poster boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But the streets of his border town of Laredo, Texas, were poor and dangerous, and it wasn't long before Gabriel, along with some childhood friends, abandoned his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military, boosting cars and smuggling drugs. Within a few months they were to become some of the cartel's most-feared killers: Los Lobos, The Wolf Boys. Mexican-born detective Robert Garcia had worked hard all his life, struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spilled over the border into his adopted country, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the boys and their cartel leaders would place him face to face with the terrible consequences of a war he came to see as unwinnable. Through the eyes of these young boys, whose actions and lives blended teenage normalcy with monstrous barbarity, Dan Slater takes us from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the dusty, dark alleys of small-town Texas on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. An astonishing, immersive, non-fiction thriller informed by extraordinary research and vivid detail, Wolf Boys uncovers the dark truth about Mexico's cartels and the tragic failure of the 'war on drugs'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Wolf of Wall Street
    Wolf of Wall Street
    ISBN: 9780733624148
    Title: Wolf of Wall Street
    Author: BELFORT JORDAN

    By day... he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night... he spent it as fast as he could on drugs, sex and travel. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab; to the wife and kids who waited for him at home; and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding; here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Wolf of Wall Street Film Tiein
    Wolf of Wall Street Film Tiein
    ISBN: 9780733632037
    Title: Wolf of Wall Street Film Tiein
    Author: BELFORT JORDAN

    By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called ...THE WOLF OF WALL STREET In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power and excess no one could invent: the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Women Who Kill
    Women Who Kill
    ISBN: 9781908714411
    Title: Women Who Kill
    Author: TANAT-JONES SARAH & DEVANS DEEVINE


    There is nothing more shocking or fascinating than the story of a homicidal woman. We are told that violence is a man s domainthat a woman is pre-programmed to nurture and protect. Women who break this taboo are hated and reviled; their stories scorched into our collective psyches. This book profiles twenty-one female murderers throughout historyfrom powerful female warriors such as Boudicca and Agrippina to the revenge killings of Ruth Ellis and Phoolan Devi to the outright psychotic butcherings of Mona Fandey and Juana Barraza. Beautiful and evocative illustrations by Sarah Tanat-Jones make their stories even more compelling.

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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Worst Woman in Sydney: the Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh
    Worst Woman in Sydney: the Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh
    ISBN: 9781742234793
    Title: Worst Woman in Sydney: the Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh
    Author: STRAW LEIGH

    Despite having more than 100 criminal convictions to her name, Kate Leigh is also remembered as a local hero, giving money to needy families and supporting her local community through the hard times of Depression and war. Here, novelist and historian Leigh Straw teases out the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Wrecking Crew the Brutal True Story of the Bandidos Legendary Sergeant at Arms
    Wrecking Crew the Brutal True Story of the Bandidos Legendary Sergeant at Arms
    ISBN: 9781742610481
    Title: Wrecking Crew the Brutal True Story of the Bandidos Legendary Sergeant at Arms
    Author: CAMPBELL CAESAR & CAMPBELL DONNA

    From the bestselling author of ENFORCER. WRECKING CREW takes you into the heart of the Bandidos, and the outlaw biker world, through the eyes, fists and boots of Caesar Campbell, founding member of the Bandidos in Australia and the club's first sergeant at arms and legendary enforcer. Jailed for seven years after the bloody ambush at Milperra that saw two of his brothers killed, Caesar led and protected the other imprisoned members of his club inside some of Australia's toughest jails. But when he was finally released Caesar found that the world of the outlaw motorcycle gangs was changing, and that his particular values of courage, brutal force and utter loyalty to your club were making him more enemies than friends. And with Caesar Campbell you'd rather be a friend than an enemy...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Written in Blood
    Written in Blood
    ISBN: 9780593071953
    Title: Written in Blood
    Author: SILVERMAN MIKE & THOMPSON TONY

    As one of the UK's leading forensic scientists, Mike Silverman has helped to identify and convict dozens of murderers, rapists, armed robbers, burglars and muggers, thanks to the evidence they - or their victims - unwittingly left behind at the scenes of their crimes. Mike Silverman started his career in the days when fingerprints were still kept on card files and DNA profiling was just a pipe dream, so Written in Blood is more than just a casebook - it is also a definitive history of the development of forensic science over the course of the past thirty-five years.From collecting blood samples at gangland executions to investigating forensic science failings, including in the murders of Rachel Nickell and Damilola Taylor, Mike Silverman's unique career provides a fascinating insight into the ways forensic science is used to help solve real-life crimes. Packed with genuine crime scene photographs and original sketches, Written in Blood is the ultimate insider's account of the fascinating world of forensic science.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • You Can't Win
    You Can't Win
    ISBN: 9781936239610
    Title: You Can't Win
    Author: BLACK JACK

    "You Cant Win," the beloved memoir of real lowdown Americana by criminal hobo Jack Black, was first published in 1926, then reprinted in 1988 by Adam Parfreys Amok Press, featuring an introduction by William S. Burroughs.

    After its Amok Press edition went out of print, "You Cant Win "found popularity once again with the AK Press edition.

    Feral Houses new version will take this classic American narrative a lot further, including two remarkable nonfiction articles by Jack Black written for "Harpers Magazine" in the 1920s. Remarkable illustrations by Joe Coleman and new biographical revelations by Donald Kennison will round out the new edition.

    A full-length feature film of "You Cant Win "starring "Boardwalk Empire"s Michael Pitt is expected to be released in spring 2013.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00

    $42.00
  • Young Blood: the Story of the Family Murders
    Young Blood: the Story of the Family Murders
    ISBN: 9780732269135
    Title: Young Blood: the Story of the Family Murders
    Author: O'BRIEN BOB

    The Story of the Family MurdersNo one has been able to put the whole saga of the notorious so-called Family murders together before now. After years of speculation and rumour, for the first time the real-life exposé about this famous series of murders in Adelaide can be told by the man who solved the case.South Australia has an international reputation for being the home of some very strange murders. But during the 1970s this capital city was shocked when a series of young men, all fit and healthy, disappeared from its streets one by one. Their bodies were found dumped in the countryside outside the city. All were mutilated and some were dismembered.A group of prominent SA judges and businessmen, believed to be gay, were suspected of being involved with the killings (they weren't). This group were dubbed The Family. The author: the detective who investigated the murder of the most high profile of the victims (the son of the city's pre-eminent TV newsreaders)eventually arrested accountant Bevan Von Einem, who is still in gaol for his crimes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Zealot
    Zealot
    ISBN: 9780733640506
    Title: Zealot
    Author: THORNELY JO


    Why would anyone join a cult?


    Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens.


    Whatever the reason, once people are in, it's usually very difficult for them to leave. Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy, dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty, and in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embrace, with an added bonus of being utterly terrified of the outside world.


    From the tragic JONESTOWN Kool-Aid drinkers to the Australian cult THE FAMILY to the fiery Waco climax of THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, this book is a wide-sweeping look at cults around the world, from the host of the popular podcast ZEALOT.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
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