• Boss of Bosses : the Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    Boss of Bosses : the Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    ISBN: 9781409160984
    Title: Boss of Bosses : the Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    Author: BOLZONI ATTILIO ET AL

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

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  • Boss of Bosses: the Life of the Dreaded Toto Riina, Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    Boss of Bosses: the Life of the Dreaded Toto Riina, Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    ISBN: 9781409153801
    Title: Boss of Bosses: the Life of the Dreaded Toto Riina, Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia
    Author: BOLZONI ATTILIO & D'AVANZO GIUSEPPE

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

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

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  • Bowraville
    Bowraville
    ISBN: 9780143784395
    Title: Bowraville
    Author: BOX DAN

    A true crime story cannot often be believed, at least at the beginning. In Bowraville, all three of the victims were Aboriginal. All three were killed within five months, between 1990 and 1991. The same white man was linked to each, but nobody was convicted.
    More than two decades later, homicide detective Gary Jubelin contacted Dan Box, asking him to pursue this serial killing. At that time, few others in the justice system seemed to know - or care - about the murders in Bowraville. Dan spoke to the families of the victims, Colleen Walker-Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, as well as the lawyers, police officers and even the suspect involved in what had happened. His investigation, as well as the families' own determined campaigning, forced the authorities to reconsider the killings. This account asks painful questions about what 'justice' means and how it is delivered, as well as describing Dan's own shifting, uncomfortable realisation that he was a reporter who crossed the line.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis
    Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis
    ISBN: 9780062499912
    Title: Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis
    Author: DOLCE JOE


    The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant.


    Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use it for. But do we? Our collective understanding of this surprising plant has been muddled by politics and morality; what we think we know isn t the real story.


    A war on cannabis has been waged in the United States since the early years of the twentieth century, yet in the past decade, society has undergone a massive shift in perspective that has allowed us to reconsider our beliefs. In Brave New Weed, Joe Dolce travels the globe to "tear down the cannabis closet" and de-mystify this new frontier, seeking answers to the questions we didn t know we should ask.


    Dolce heads to a host of places, including Amsterdam, Israel, California, and Colorado, where he skillfully unfolds the odd, shocking, and wildly funny history of this complex plant. From the outlandish stories of murder trials where defendants claimed "insanity due to marijuana consumption" to the groundbreaking success stories about the plant s impressive medicinal benefits, Dolce paints a fresh and much-needed portrait of cannabis, our changing attitudes toward it, and the brave new direction science and cultural acceptance are leading us.


    Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Brave New Weed is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the cannabis debate.

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    Price: $50.00
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  • Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult & My Father, Warren Jeffs
    Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult & My Father, Warren Jeffs
    ISBN: 9781760632892
    Title: Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult & My Father, Warren Jeffs
    Author: JEFFS RACHEL

    In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church takes you deep inside the secretive, polygamist and fundamentalist Mormon cult run by her family and recounts her escape. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs--Rachel's father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and US law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006 the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs' iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel describes her harrowing life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in 'houses of hiding', as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. A shocking and mesmerising memoir of faith, abuse, courage and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone overcoming obstacles or trauma in their own lives.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Busted
    Busted
    ISBN: 9780143797128
    Title: Busted
    Author: MOOR KEITH


    Bestselling writer and organised-crime expert Keith Moor takes us behind the headlines of the world's biggest seizure of ecstasy to expose a sophisticated mafia network in Australia.


    In 2007, Melbourne customs officials intercepted 15 million ecstasy tablets hidden in 3000 tomato tins arriving from Naples, Italy - the largest haul of ecstasy in the world. The seized pills had a street value of $440 million.


    After getting a lucky break from the actions of a diligent customs officer, the Australian Federal Police swooped on the traffickers. As they brought in the suspects, the powerful Calabrian mafia was exposed as being at the heart of it all.


    Drawing on years of research and never-before-revealed detail, Busteddetails this extraordinary case - one of the largest AFP operations ever - and how it fits into the murky history of Australian organised crime. From the Walkley Award - winning author of Crims in Grass Castles, this is a fascinating and powerful account of one of the biggest crimes, and many of the worst criminals, our society has seen.



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  • Butcher Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
    Butcher Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
    ISBN: 9780061744662
    Title: Butcher Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
    Author: CARLO PHILIP

    Born in 1954 and raised in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Tommy Pitera was a thin boy with a high-pitched voice who was bullied because of his feminine voice. As a teenager, he became obsessed with martial arts and with a religious fervor began studying karate to protect himself. After winning a karate tournament, Pitera traveled to Japan, where he was trained by a martial arts expert for three years. Upon returning home in 1974, Pitera was a very different human being. Quiet and introspective, sullen and aloof, he had developed his body into a fighting machine. He began associating with gangsters from the Bonanno family and was soon dealing drugs on a huge scale, while simultaneously engaging in a killing spree that spanned almost two decades. In 1992, Pitera was sentenced to life in prison for murdering six people and supporting a massive drug-dealing operation. Yet this covered only a fraction of the crimes he committed. Pitera is thought to have murdered more than sixty people, cutting many of his victims into pieces before burying them on Staten Island. Exhaustively researched and written with the cooperation of the DEA agents who hunted Pitera down, The Butcher is the perfect good-versus-evil story and will send shivers down the spine of even the most hardened true-crime reader.

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    Price: $34.00
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  • Captive: One House, Three Women & Ten Years in Hell
    Captive: One House, Three Women & Ten Years in Hell
    ISBN: 9780241003619
    Title: Captive: One House, Three Women & Ten Years in Hell
    Author: HALL ALLAN

    One monster. Three innocent girls. Ten years in captivity.22 August 2002: 21-year-old Michelle Knight disappears walking home. 21 April 2003: Amanda Berry goes missing the day before her seventeenth birthday. 2 April 2004: 14-year-old Gina DeJesus fails to come home from school. For over a decade these girls remained undetected in a house just three miles from the block where they all went missing, held captive by a terrifying sexual predator. Tortured, starved and raped, kept in chains, Captive reveals the dark obsessions that drove Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave his innocent victims. Based on exclusive interviews with witnesses, psychologists, family and police, this is an unflinching record of a truly shocking crime in a very ordinary neighbourhood.Allan Hall was a New York correspondent for ten years, first for the Sun and later for the Daily Mirror. He has spent the last decade covering German-speaking Europe for newspapers including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of two previous books, Monster, an investigation into the life and crimes of Josef Fritzl and Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story. He lives and works in Berlin.

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  • Catching a Serial Killer
    Catching a Serial Killer
    ISBN: 9781785036279
    Title: Catching a Serial Killer
    Author: FULCHER STEPHEN


    On the evening of Saturday, 19 March 2011, D.S. Stephen Fulcher receives a life-changing call that thrusts him into a race against time to save missing 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan, who was last seen at a nightclub in Swindon. Steve knows from experience that he has a small window of time to find Sian alive, but his hopes are quickly dashed when his investigation leads him to Christopher Halliwell.


    Following the investigation as it develops hour-by-hour, Steve's gripping inside story of the cat-and-mouse situation that ensues shows how he hunted down Halliwell - his number-one suspect - which led him to the discovery of Sian's body and another victim, Becky Godden-Edwards, who had been missing since 2002.


    Catching a Serial Killer is a thrilling, devastating and absorbing look at a real-life murder case and potentially one of the UK's most prolific serial killers.



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  • Catching the Wolf of Wall Street
    Catching the Wolf of Wall Street
    ISBN: 9780733626425
    Title: Catching the Wolf of Wall Street
    Author: BELFORT JORDAN

    In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper. He was THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, whose life of greed, power and excess was so outrageous it could only be true: no one could make this up! But the day Jordan was arrested and taken away in handcuffs was not the end of the madness. CATCHING THE WOLF OF WALL STREET tells of what happened next. After getting out of jail on $10 million bail he had to choose whether to plead guilty and act as a government witness or fight the charges and see his wife be charged as well. He cooperated. With his trademark brash, brazen and thoroughly unputdownable storytelling, Jordan details more incredible true tales of fortunes made and lost, money-making schemes, parties, sex, drugs, marriage, divorce and prison.

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  • Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes
    Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes
    ISBN: 9781529358971
    Title: Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes
    Author: BURNS SARAH


    On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely beaten. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime.


    The staggering torrent of media coverage that ensued, coupled with fierce public outcry, exposed the deep-seated race and class divisions in New York City at the time. The minors were tried and convicted as adults despite no evidence linking them to the victim.


    Over a decade later, when DNA tests connected serial rapist Matias Reyes to the crime, the government, law enforcement, social institutions and media of New York were exposed as having undermined the individuals they were designed to protect.


    Here, Sarah Burns recounts this historic case for the first time since the young men's convictions were overturned, telling, at last, the full story of one of New York's most legendary crimes.


    The events surrounding the Central Park Five are soon to be dramatised in When They See Us - a Netflix series directed by Ava Duvernay.



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  • Certain Admissions: a Beach, a Body & a Lifetime of Secrets
    Certain Admissions: a Beach, a Body & a Lifetime of Secrets
    ISBN: 9780670078318
    Title: Certain Admissions: a Beach, a Body & a Lifetime of Secrets
    Author: HAIGH GIDEON

    Who killed Beth Williams? On a warm evening in December 1949, two young people met by chance under the clocks at Flinders Street railway station. They decided to have a night on the town. The next morning, one of them, twenty-year-old typist Beth Williams, was found dead on Middle Park Beach. When police arrested the other, Australians were transfixed: twenty-four-year-old John Bryan Kerr was a son of the establishment, a suave and handsome commercial radio star educated at Scotch College, Harold Holt's next-door neighbour in Toorak. Police said he had confessed. Kerr denied it steadfastly. There were three dramatic trials attended by enormous crowds, a relentless public campaign proclaiming his innocence involving the first editorials against capital punishment in Australia. For a decade and more, Kerr was a Pentridge celebrity, a poster boy for rehabilitation - a fame that burdened him the rest of his life. Then, shortly after his death, another man confessed to having murdered Williams. But could he be believed? Certain Admissions is stranger than any crime fiction. It is real life police procedural, courtroom drama, family saga, investigative journalism, social history, archival treasure hunt - a meditation, too, on how the past shapes the present, and the present the past. 'The trial of John Bryan Kerr was the first murder trial that I read about in detail. Without my parents' knowing, I followed the account in the Argus as a boy of eleven. I longed, even then, to know the whole story. I had to wait for more than sixty years, but Gideon Haigh's book has made the wait worthwhile.' Gerald Murnane

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  • Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA & the Secret History of the Sixties
    Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA & the Secret History of the Sixties
    ISBN: 9781785152085
    Title: Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA & the Secret History of the Sixties
    Author: ONEILL TOM & PIEPENBRING DAN

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    A journalist's twenty-year obsession with the Manson murders leads to shocking new conspiracy theories about the FBI's involvement in this fascinating re-evaluation of one of the most infamous cases in American history.

    In 1999, when Tom O'Neill was assigned a magazine piece about the thirtieth anniversary of the Manson murders, he worried there was nothing new to say. Weren't the facts indisputable? Charles Manson had ordered his teenage followers to commit seven brutal murders, and in his thrall, they'd gladly complied. But when O'Neill began reporting the story, he kept finding holes in the prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's narrative, long enshrined in the bestselling Helter Skelter. Before long, O'Neill had questions about everything from the motive to the manhunt. Though he'd never considered himself a conspiracy theorist, the Manson murders swallowed the next two decades of his career. He was obsessed.

    Searching but never speculative, CHAOS follows O'Neill's twenty-year effort to rebut the 'official' story behind Manson. Who were his real friends in Hollywood, and how far would they go to hide their ties? Why didn't law enforcement act on their many chances to stop him? And how did he turn a group of peaceful hippies into remorseless killers? O'Neill's hunt for answers leads him from reclusive celebrities to seasoned spies, from the Summer of Love to the shadowy sites of the CIA's mind-control experiments, on a trail rife with cover-ups and coincidences.

    Featuring hundreds of new interviews and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI and the CIA, CHAOS mounts an argument that could be, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Stephen Kay, strong enough to overturn the verdicts on the Manson murders. In those two dark nights in Los Angeles, O'Neill finds the story of California in the sixties- when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia-or dystopia-was just an acid trip away.
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    'Riveting ... Sensational revelations ... True crime fans will be enthralled.'PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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  • Chase Your Shadow the Trials of Oscar Pistorius
    Chase Your Shadow the Trials of Oscar Pistorius
    ISBN: 9781782393276
    Title: Chase Your Shadow the Trials of Oscar Pistorius
    Author: CARLIN JOHN

    The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius will rivet the world's attention in a way no other case has since another famous sportsman, O. J. Simpson, was tried for the murder of his ex wife in 1994. John Carlin brings his own extensive knowledge of South Africa and access to Pistorius himself, as well as to his friends and family, after the death of Reeva Steenkamp to tell the story of the rise and fall of a classically tragic hero. It is the most remarkable sports story ever told - about a man whose legs were amputated at the age of eleven months and ended up running in the Olympic Games - and it is a story too about crime and punishment, love and death that follows Pistorius' trail from South Africa to London, to the United States, to Iceland, to Italy and has at its heart a richly varied and compelling set of characters, among them the beautiful victim, two brilliant rival lawyers and the fascinatingly complex figure of Oscar Pistorius himself.

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  • Chasing Phil The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming con Man
    Chasing Phil The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming con Man
    ISBN: 9781509821051
    Title: Chasing Phil The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming con Man
    Author: HOWARD DAVID

    'Christ! You guys look like a couple of Feds.' 1977, the Thunderbird Motel.J. J. Wedick and Jack Brennan, two fresh-faced FBI agents, were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible for swindling (and spending) millions of dollars and who some called the world's greatest.One problem: Wedick and Brennan weren't trained for the job, and didn't fully know what they were gettingthemselves into. They plunged forward anyhow, making it up as they went along.As the young agents became entangled in Kitzer's outrageous schemes, they also grew to respect him - even to care for him. And Kitzer began to think of Wedick and Brennan as best friends, schooling them ineverything from opening phony banks to picking up women.Chasing Phil by David Howard is the story of an incredible round-the-world manhunt, a charismatic con man and a friendship that changed crime forever.

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  • Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781526608369
    Title: Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Author: HARI JOHANN

    NOW WITH A NEW AFTERWORD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE SOURCE OF THE VIRAL TED TALK'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN'A powerful contribution to an urgent debate' GUARDIANWhat if everything we've been told about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realised there was addiction in his family. Confused, he set out on a three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey to discover what really causes addiction - and how to solve it. Told through a series of gripping human stories, this book was the basis of a TED talk and animation that have been viewed more than twenty million times. It has transformed the global debate about addiction.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Chickenshit Club: How the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
    Chickenshit Club: How the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
    ISBN: 9781501121364
    Title: Chickenshit Club: How the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
    Author: EISINGER JESSE


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  • City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    ISBN: 9780143790570
    Title: City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    Author: FRENCH PAUL

    1930s Shanghai could give Chicago a run for its money. In the years before the Japanese invaded, the city was a haven for outlaws from all over the world- a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, fortunes made - and lost.
    'Lucky' Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison in the States, spotted a craze for gambling and rose to become the Slot King of Shanghai. Ruler of the clubs in that day was 'Dapper' Joe Farren - a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto with a dream of dance halls. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's and his name was in lights above the city's biggest casino.
    In 1940 they bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation and genocide. They thought they ruled Shanghai; but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction they left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams seemed possible.
    In the vein of true crime books whose real brilliance is the recreation of a time and place, this is impeccably researched narrative non-fiction told with superb energy and brio, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse.

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  • Close But No Cigar
    Close But No Cigar
    ISBN: 9781474605069
    Title: Close But No Cigar
    Author: PURVIS STEPHEN


    WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION 2017

    'In its tragic absurdity, Close But No Cigar reads like a Graham Greene story, with a cast of characters to make Hemingway proud' Daily Telegraph


    For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold War communism towards modernity. But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security's microscope. One morning during the height of President Raul Castro's purges in 2012, while his family slept the unmarked Ladas of State Security arrived at his home and he was taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice.


    In this engrossing memoir, Purvis recounts his fifteen-month ordeal. Accused at first of selling state secrets, he is taken to the notorious interrogation centre Villa Marista, where he endures brutal conditions designed by the KGB and Stasi to break the bodies and minds of spies and political prisoners, and resists the paranoia and incompetence of his jailers. Later, held in a maximum-security prison, he finds himself surrounded by a motley crew of convicts: people-smugglers and drug-runners together with a handful of confused businessmen also awaiting formal charges.


    From his arrest to his farcical secret trial and sudden release, Purvis exposes the madness of modern Cuba with wit, grit and a sharp eye for character. As tourists flock to Havana to marvel at a city frozen in time, he shows that despite reforms and international reconciliation the Castro regime remains a corrupt, dictatorial relic. Close But No Cigar is part thriller, part comedy and part morality tale, but most of all a true story that takes the reader into a dark side of a sunny place that remains an enigma.



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  • Cocaina a Book on Those Who Make It
    Cocaina a Book on Those Who Make It
    ISBN: 9781922070395
    Title: Cocaina a Book on Those Who Make It
    Author: LINTON MAGNUS

    A brilliant work of immersive journalism. When the world's 'King of Cocaine', Pablo Escobar, was killed in 1993 in a joint military operation by the CIA, the Colombian military, and Escobar's enemies, the entire world celebrated, thinking that cocaine production would fall rapidly. But 20 years later, Colombia produces five times as much cocaine as it did during the Escobar era, consumption worldwide is on the rise, and this truly global industry threatens the lives of many, while providing the livelihood of many others. At the same time, military tension between Colombia's right-wing government and its socialist neighbor Venezuela has become a security threat for the entire hemisphere. With the US war on drugs playing into this unsettling geopolitical game, the future of cocaine is about much more than what happens to street dealers and their customers. Based on three years of research, and more than 100 interviews with key players on all sides of the industry, Cocaina is an exceptional book with a rare political edge.

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  • Cocaine Confidential
    Cocaine Confidential
    ISBN: 9781848663275
    Title: Cocaine Confidential
    Author: CLARKSON WENSLEY

    Cocaine is the world's most notorious narcotic. It underpins a vast, multi-billion pound underworld with a dark and deadly side. But who really are the shadowy people behind this chilling network? The coca farmers, the jungle sweat-shop workers, the smugglers, the suppliers, and, ultimately, the dealers who provide for the world's hundreds of millions of users. Cocaine Confidential goes inside the lives of all these characters to reveal their stories for the first time. Along the way you'll meet hitmen, pimps, desperate former international footballers, coke barons, mules, hardened traffickers and corrupt cops as the truth is unravelled in a roller coaster ride through this secret world.

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  • Cocaine Diaries: a Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    Cocaine Diaries: a Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    ISBN: 9781780576077
    Title: Cocaine Diaries: a Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    Author: KEANY PAUL & FARRELL JEFF

    An unforgettable cocktail of drugs, riots, rape, beatings, murders, and kidnappings the unbelievable true story of years spent in a South American jail

    "It won't happen to me. That s what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did I got caught."

    Caught smuggling half a million euros' worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fueled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion, and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring escape from South America. Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques: a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds, and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits.This remarkable story istold by Keany with honesty, courage, and even humor, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last."

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  • Columbine
    Columbine
    ISBN: 9781906964146
    Title: Columbine
    Author: CULLEN


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  • Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice & the World's Greatest Detective Writer
    Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice & the World's Greatest Detective Writer
    ISBN: 9781781253564
    Title: Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice & the World's Greatest Detective Writer
    Author: FOX MARGALIT

    Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison. Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message, addressed to the only man Slater thought could help him - Arthur Conan Doyle. Always a champion of the downtrodden, Conan Doyle turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater, deploying a forensic mind worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Drawing from original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters, this is Margalit Fox's vivid and compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history.

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  • Confessions of a Cartel Hitman
    Confessions of a Cartel Hitman
    ISBN: 9781785037344
    Title: Confessions of a Cartel Hitman
    Author: CORONA MARTIN


    From Boy Scout to assassin - the true confessions of a cartel hitman

    At the age of twelve Martin Corona started dealing drugs. After years in and out of prison, he rose through the ranks to become the leader of an elite killing squad for a notorious Tijuana drug cartel. Now haunted by his past deeds, he lives with the fact that he once pulled the trigger on a pregnant woman in front of her seven-year-old child, and accidentally shot a cardinal while hunting down El Chapo in an airport.


    Martin Corona has been convicted of multiple murders committed during his time as a cartel career hitman. These killings were brutal and cruelly efficient. Corona's gang would cross into the United States from their luxurious hideout in Mexico, eradicate whoever needed to be killed north of the border, and return home in the afternoon.


    In this book, Martin's shocking first-hand confessions illuminate his descent from teenage drug dealer to murderous member of the drug cartel run by the Arellano brothers that dominated the Southern California drug trade - and initiated much violent gang warfare - for decades.


    Martin's story illuminates how a young boy, who played Little League football and was a Boy Scout, became a vicious criminal. Both shocking and powerful, it asks us how someone can inflict so much evil and whether they can find forgiveness on the other side.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Corner: a Year in the Life of an Inner City Neighbourhood
    Corner: a Year in the Life of an Inner City Neighbourhood
    ISBN: 9781847673176
    Title: Corner: a Year in the Life of an Inner City Neighbourhood
    Author: SIMON DAVID & BURNS EDWARD

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.Through the eyes of one broken family--two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough--Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extraordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the poignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the midst of a place America has abandoned.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
    Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
    ISBN: 9780767900317
    Title: Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
    Author: SIMON DAVID & BURNS EDWARD

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.
    Through the eyes of one broken family--two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough, Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extraordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the poignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the midst of a place America has abandoned.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 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
    $25.00
  • Cosa Nostra a History of the Sicilian Mafia
    Cosa Nostra a History of the Sicilian Mafia
    ISBN: 9780340935262
    Title: Cosa Nostra a History of the Sicilian Mafia
    Author: DICKIE JOHN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Cosa Nostra an Illustrated History of the Mafia
    Cosa Nostra an Illustrated History of the Mafia
    ISBN: 9780393341966
    Title: Cosa Nostra an Illustrated History of the Mafia
    Author: PICOZZI MASSIMO

    Stunning photographs illuminate the bloody story of the first 150 years.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Crime & the Silence
    Crime & the Silence
    ISBN: 9780099592525
    Title: Crime & the Silence
    Author: BIKONT ANNA


    Winner of the European Book Prize

    'A masterpiece' Jan T. Gross


    'Terrifying and necessary' Julian Barnes


    'Scrupulously objective and profoundly personal' Kate Atkinson

    On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the afternoon, the townâe(tm)s Jewish population âe" hundreds of men, women and children âe" were ordered out of their homes, and marched into the town square. By the end of the day most would be dead. It was a massacre on a shocking scale, and one that was widely condemned. But only a few people were brought to justice for their part in the atrocity. The truth of what actually happened on that day was to be suppressed for more than sixty years.


    Part history, part memoir, part investigation, The Crime and the Silence is an award-winning journalist's account of the events of that day: both the story of a massacre told through oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish town coming to terms with its dark past.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Crime Book
    Crime Book
    ISBN: 9780241298961
    Title: Crime Book
    Author: DK


    From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, discover the most notorious crimes and criminals in history.


    With a foreword by bestselling crime author Peter James, The Crime Book explores over 100 crimes and examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each crime and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind.


    The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer.


    The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Crimes Strangest Cases Extraordinary but True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Legal History
    Crimes Strangest Cases Extraordinary but True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Legal History
    ISBN: 9781907554629
    Title: Crimes Strangest Cases Extraordinary but True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Legal History
    Author: SEDDON PETER

    Despite how unbelievable the stories locked up within may seem, Law's Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to the weird and ludicrous cases of bonkers litigation. Award-winning author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of international legal calamities that would turn any sober judge to drinking. Take your place on the bench to look straight into the evil eyes of Harold Shipman, and then join the jury to decide the most indigestible question in legal history: if you'd been shipwrecked 2000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? Remember you're under oath!

    Word count: 45,000

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Criminal: The Truth About Why People do Bad Things
    Criminal: The Truth About Why People do Bad Things
    ISBN: 9780241960431
    Title: Criminal: The Truth About Why People do Bad Things
    Author: GASH TOM

    There are two myths about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both these narratives are wrong. Interweaving conversations and stories of crime with findings from the latest research, Tom Gash dispels the myths that inform our views of crime, from the widespread misconception that poverty causes crime, to the belief that tough sentencing reduces it. He examines the origins of criminal behaviour, the ebb and flow of crime across the last century, and the effectiveness of various government crack-downs - and in doing so reveals that crime is both less rational and much easier to reduce than many believe. Can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, let go of cherished myths and embrace the truth about crime?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Crossing the Line Losing Your Mind as an Undercover Cop
    Crossing the Line Losing Your Mind as an Undercover Cop
    ISBN: 9781780576275
    Title: Crossing the Line Losing Your Mind as an Undercover Cop
    Author: PLOWMAN CHRISTIAN & WIGHT DOUGLAS


    As he rose through the ranks of various departments of the Metropolitan Police, Christian Plowman dreamt of being an undercover cop. When he finally achieved his ambition, becoming one an elite group of officers, the reality of covert work turned his life into a nightmare.


    To catch criminals, Christian bought and sold drugs with taxpayersâe(tm) money, been beaten up, arrested at gunpoint and barricaded in a pub by a gang of marauding gypsies âe" all in a dayâe(tm)s work. At one stage, he was running almost a dozen mobile phones to keep track of his different identities and had so many aliases that he nearly forgot who he was. He put his life on the line for the job but was to find that being the âe~best of the bestâe(tm) wasnâe(tm)t all it was cracked up to be. The pressure became so intense that he even contemplated suicide.


    Crossing the Line is a visceral, gripping account of what it really takes to be an undercover cop. It exposes how the Met conducts its business behind the scenes and reveals the harsh realities of modern covert police work.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Cult of Violence: the Untold Story of the Krays
    Cult of Violence: the Untold Story of the Krays
    ISBN: 9780752847948
    Title: Cult of Violence: the Untold Story of the Krays
    Author: PEARSON JOHN

    A re-examination of the bizarre and frightening story of the Kray Twins from a man uniquely placed to reveal the full story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Curious Habits of Doctor Adams a 1950s Murder Mystery
    Curious Habits of Doctor Adams a 1950s Murder Mystery
    ISBN: 9781848544710
    Title: Curious Habits of Doctor Adams a 1950s Murder Mystery
    Author: ROBINS JANE

    Jane Robins is a distinguished writer and journalist. Her previous book, THE MAGNIFICENT SPILSBURY AND THE CASE OF THE BRIDES IN THE BATH, was a critically acclaimed account of a gripping series of murders and the birth of forensic science.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dancing With a Cocaine Cowboy Love & Life With a Colombian Drug Trafficker
    Dancing With a Cocaine Cowboy Love & Life With a Colombian Drug Trafficker
    ISBN: 9781760111427
    Title: Dancing With a Cocaine Cowboy Love & Life With a Colombian Drug Trafficker
    Author: WINDSHUTTLE ROBYN

    After dinner a small mountain of coke was emptied onto a glass surface, the music was turned up and the party continued. This is what Colombians did. And everyone danced, including the men. When a free-spirited young woman from Sydney's northern beaches left Australia to dance her way around the world, little did she know she would be catapulted into the middle of a European cocaine ring on her first day in Paris. A dancer with the Moulin Rouge, Robyn Windshuttle's life changed irrevocably the moment she met Daniel, a handsome and charismatic Colombian. Drawn together by an irresistible chemistry, Robyn takes Daniel at his word. But he is not, as first thought, a photographer for the Nikon Gallery and she becomes an unwitting accomplice to the cut throat dealings of Daniel's Colombian drug syndicate. Honest, evocative and full of spirit, 'Dancing with a Cocaine Cowboy 'moves from Sydney to Paris, Ibiza, Monte Carlo and Bogota in a rich, exciting and exotic swirl. And with great strength and resilience, Robyn eventually reclaims her own life and that of the son she had with Daniel from this turbulent world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dancing With Demons: True Life Misadventures of a Criminal Psychologist
    Dancing With Demons: True Life Misadventures of a Criminal Psychologist
    ISBN: 9781760552664
    Title: Dancing With Demons: True Life Misadventures of a Criminal Psychologist
    Author: WATSON-MUNRO TIM

    "The extraordinary memoir of a man who has spent his working life looking into the eyes of modern evil. As Australia's most distinguished criminal psychologist, 'Doc' Tim Watson-Munro has assessed over 30,000 'persons of interest' in some of the nation's most notorious court cases, including Hoddle Street gunman Julian Knight, corporate fraudster Alan Bond, Melbourne gangster Alphonse Gangitano and, in recent years, Australia's first terrorist convicts. But the frontline of psychology is no place for the faint-hearted. Tim's pioneering methods and proximity to evil made him front page news but also led him to a devastating personal crossroads - first wife gravely ill, second wife pregnant, best mate betraying him to the cops, $2,000-a-week drug habit spiralling out of control, brilliant career and hard-won reputation in crisis. Tim's descent into the maelstrom is a candid, funny, frightening odyssey, offering unique insight into not only the nature of addiction, but also the lives and minds of the psychopaths we share our world with. After all, when you're dancing with demons, it takes one to know one."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism
    Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism
    ISBN: 9781925106183
    Title: Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism
    Author: FOLLIS EDWARD & CENTURY DOUGLAS

    A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career, and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism.What exactly is 'undercover'? From a law-enforcement perspective, it's the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements. From a personal and psychological standpoint, it's the dark art of gaining trust -- then manipulating that trust. In the simplest terms, it's playing a chess game with the bad guy, getting him to make the moves you want him to make -- but without him knowing you're doing so.Edward Follis mastered the chess game -- The Dark Art -- over the course of his distinguished 27 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he bought eightballs of coke in a red Corvette, negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed covert relationships with men who were not only international drug-traffickers, but -- in some cases -- operatives for Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army, and the Mexican federation of cartels.Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the agency's radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the early 1990s, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts evocative of Miami Vice. Today, it uses high-resolution-optics surveillance and classified, cutting-edge technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of& 'stealth justice' delivered via Predator drone pilots.Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the world's most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis's memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and co-author Douglas Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story. The first and only insider's account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organisations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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