• 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
    $25.00
  • Secrets in the Cellar: A True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World
    Secrets in the Cellar: A True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World
    ISBN: 9780312947866
    Title: Secrets in the Cellar: A True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World
    Author: GLATT JOHN


    Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family--though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance...


    For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with sound-proof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy--and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day.


    Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill, and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside--and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light.


    John Glatt's Secrets in the Cellar is the true story of a crime that shocked the world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • 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
    Author: VRONSKY PETER

    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

    $35.00
  • Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    ISBN: 9781419740077
    Title: Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    Author: DEROGATIS JIM

    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
    $45.00
  • Southern Cross Crime: The Pocket Essential Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film & TV of Australia & NZ
    Southern Cross Crime: The Pocket Essential Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film & TV of Australia & NZ
    ISBN: 9780857304001
    Title: Southern Cross Crime: The Pocket Essential Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film & TV of Australia & NZ
    Author: SISTERSON CRAIG

    Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing is booming globally, with antipodean authors regularly featuring on awards and bestseller lists across Europe and North America, and readers and publishers looking more and more to tales from lands Down Under. Hailing from two sparsely populated nations on the far edge of the former Empire--neighbors that are siblings in spirit, vastly different in landscape--Australian and New Zealand crime writers offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of place, outlook, and humor, and roots that trace to the earliest days of our genre. This is the first comprehensive guide to modern Australian and New Zealand crime writing. From coastal cities to the Outback, leading critic Craig Sisterson showcases key titles from more than 200 storytellers, plus screen dramas ranging from Mystery Road to Top of the Lake. Fascinating insights are added through in-depth interviews with some of the prime suspects who paved the way or instigated the global boom, including Jane Harper, Michael Robotham, Paul Cleave, Emma Viskic, Paul Thomas, and Candice Fox.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking
    Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking
    ISBN: 9781789462203
    Title: Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking
    Author: BERRY-DEE CHRISTOPHER

    '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
    $23.00
  • These Are Not Gentle People
    These Are Not Gentle People
    ISBN: 9781529405590
    Title: These Are Not Gentle People
    Author: HARDING ANDREW


    The true story of a case that broke a South African town - by BBC Africa Correspondent

    "Utterly gripping, timely and shocking" PHILIPPE SANDS

    "This is a book of profound importance . . . A masterpiece" ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

    "A smartly paced true-crime thriller with a vivid cast of characters . . . as tense as it is disturbing" JOHN CARLIN, author of Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

    "Look what the fucking dogs did to them, someone muttered. No-one mentioned the rope, or the monkey-wrench, or the gun, or the knife, or the stick, or the whip, or the blood-stained boots. In fact, no-one said much at all. It seemed simpler that way. There was no sense in pointing fingers.'"

    At dusk, on a warm evening in 2016, a group of forty men gathered in the corner of a dusty field on a farm outside Parys in the Free State. Some were in fury. Others treated the whole thing as a joke - a game. The events of the next two hours would come to haunt them all. They would rip families apart, prompt suicide attempts, breakdowns, divorce, bankruptcy, threats of violent revenge and acts of unforgivable treachery.

    These Are Not Gentle People is the story of that night, and of what happened next. It's a courtroom drama, a profound exploration of collective guilt and individual justice, and a fast-paced literary thriller.

    Award-winning foreign correspondent and author Andrew Harding traces the impact of one moment of collective barbarism on a fragile community - exploding lies, cover-ups, political meddling and betrayals, and revealing the inner lives of those involved with extraordinary clarity.

    The book is also a mesmerising examination of a small town trying to cope with a trauma that threatens to tear it in two - as such, it is as much a journey into the heart of modern South Africa as it is a gripping tale of crime, punishment and redemption.

    When a whole community is on trial, who pays the price?



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 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
    $30.00
  • Traces: The Memoir of a Forensic Scientist & Criminal Investigator
    Traces: The Memoir of a Forensic Scientist & Criminal Investigator
    ISBN: 9781788700634
    Title: Traces: The Memoir of a Forensic Scientist & Criminal Investigator
    Author: WILTSHIRE PATRICIA

    The compelling memoir of a leading forensic scientist and criminal investigator.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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