• 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
  • Pills, Powder, & Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs
    Pills, Powder, & Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781925713367
    Title: Pills, Powder, & Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs

    Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smokeexplains why.

    The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict.

    Pills, Powder, and Smokeinvestigates the individuals, officials, activists, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it's so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it.

    In reporting on the frontlines across the globe - from the streets of London's King's Cross to the killing fields of Central America to major cocaine transit routes in West Africa - Loewenstein reveals how the war on drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times. Designed and inspired by Washington, its agenda has nothing to do with ending drug use or addiction, but is all about controlling markets, territories, and people. Instead, Loewenstein argues, the legalisation and regulation of all drugs would be a much more realistic and humane approach. The evidence presented in this book will persuade many readers that he's right.

    'Loewenstein's book is meticulous and forensic, and also impassioned and urgent. What stands out is the clarity of his thinking and the rigour of his arguments. He has an historian's grasp of the big picture and a storyteller's skill for getting us to walk in the other's shoes. The vast scope of his thinking, travel and research is evident on every page, as is his clear-headed compassion. This book is vital and I couldn't put it down.'
    -Christos Tsiolkas

    'Many people assume that as the war on drugs has failed and because a few countries have liberated cannabis as a recreational drug as well as a medicine, the "drug problem" is solved. This new book powerfully demolishes any such complacency that might have developed in the west. Drug wars represent a major, ongoing world-wide disaster. This book is a must-read for anyone pursuing a rational policy debate about drugs.'
    -Professor David Nutt, Imperial College, London

    'Antony Loewenstein is an amazing journalist and this is an amazing book. Anyone who cares about the war on drugs - one of the biggest catastrophes in the world - should read this superb book right away.'
    -Johann Hari, author of Lost Connectionsand Chasing the Scream

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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 Trivia: Fascinating Facts & Disturbing Details That Will Freak You the F*ck Out
    Serial Killer Trivia: Fascinating Facts & Disturbing Details That Will Freak You the F*ck Out
    ISBN: 9781612438672
    Title: Serial Killer Trivia: Fascinating Facts & Disturbing Details That Will Freak You the F*ck Out

    The Ultimate Collection of Serial Killer Trivia for True Crime Fanatics

    This bloody and completely true trivia collection will horrify and intrigue readers, with answers to questions like "What was John Wayne Gacy's last meal?," "Which serial killer was captured because of a bloody footprint left on his victim?," "Who was the FBI agent credited with coining the term 'serial killer'?" and "How was one mass murderer able to get away with selling his victim's skeletons to medical students?"

    Perfect for any murderino, true crime junkie or connoisseur of macabre tales, this fact-packed book quizzes readers on their true crime knowledge and offers fascinating stories of well-known murderers as well as lesser-known, but just as nefarious, killers. You'll be surprised at how many fascinating tidbits you'll learn about the world's most cold-blooded and dangerous people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

  • 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
  • Sons of Cain A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present
    Sons of Cain A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present
    ISBN: 9780425276976
    Title: Sons of Cain A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present

    From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters comes an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are drawn to their horrifying crimes.

    Before the term was coined in 1981, there were no "serial killers." There were only "monsters"--killers society first understood as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and witches or, later, Hitchcockian psychos.

    In Sons of Cain--a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime--investigative historian Peter Vronsky examines our understanding of serial killing from its prehistoric anthropological evolutionary dimensions in the pre-civilization era (c. 15,000 BC) to today. Delving further back into human history and deeper into the human psyche than Serial Killers--Vronsky's 2004 book, which has been called the definitive history of serial murder--he focuses strictly on sexual serial killers: thrill killers who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism and necrophilia, as opposed to for-profit serial killers, including hit men, or "political" serial killers, like terrorists or genocidal murderers.

    These sexual serial killers differ from all other serial killers in their motives and their foundations. They are uniquely human and--as popular culture has demonstrated--uniquely fascinating.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

  • Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    ISBN: 9781419740077
    Title: Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

    The essential account of R. Kelly's actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making
    In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with "young girls." Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking story, publishing allegations that the R&B superstar and local hero had groomed girls, sexually abused them, and paid them off. DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact. Instead, Kelly's career flourished.

    No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls. But for more than eighteen years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. He was the one who was given the disturbing videotape that led to Kelly's 2008 child pornography trial, the one whose window was shot out, and the one whom women trusted to tell their stories--of a meeting with the superstar at a classroom, a mall, a concert, or a McDonald's that forever warped the course of their lives.

    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly& is DeRogatis's masterpiece, a work of tenacious journalism and powerful cultural criticism. It tells the story of Kelly's career, DeRogatis's investigations, and the world in which the two crossed paths, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. Decades in the making, this is an outrageous, darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact on dozens of girls, by the only person to tell it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking
    Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking
    ISBN: 9781789462203
    Title: Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking

    'I have interviewed, face to face, some of the world's most heinous serial killers, spree killers and mass murderers. I have sat with them on death rows throughout the United States, where the stench of cheap disinfectant, human sweat and evil permeates every brick of the human warehouses that imprison those from the legion of the damned. I have listened to their sickening tales of murder most foul and their boasts of having caused such suffering... ' - from the author's introduction

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial
    This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial
    ISBN: 9781925240689
    Title: This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial
    Author: GARNER HELEN

    Critically-acclaimed true crime from the author of The First Stone (Picador, 2007), The Spare Room (Canongate, 2008) and Cosmo Cosmolino (Text, 2013). On the evening of the 4th September 2005, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? In a tale reminiscent of In Cold Blood (1966), Helen Garner uncovers every aspect of this complicated and highly emotional case.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Unbelievable
    ISBN: 9781786090072
    Title: Unbelievable

    Previously published as 'A False Report'

    The real-life investigation behind the forthcoming NETFLIX series: two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists uncover the story of Marie, an eighteen-year-old girl who was branded a liar after reporting her brutal rape, and the detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.

    One of Stylist Magazine's 20 Must-Read Books of 2018


    She said she was raped.
    Police said she lied.

    On 11 August 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man had broken into her home and raped her. Within days, police - and even those closest to Marie - became suspicious of her story. Confronted by inconsistencies and doubt, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie. The police convicted her of making a false report.

    More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to a case of sexual assault. It bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. Joining forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, the two soon discovered they were dealing with a serial rapist, and yet another victim.

    Unbelievable is a chilling tale of doubt, lies, and the hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated and the long history of scepticism toward its victims.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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