• Death by Cannibal Criminals With an Appetite for Murder
    Death by Cannibal Criminals With an Appetite for Murder
    ISBN: 9780425276860
    Title: Death by Cannibal Criminals With an Appetite for Murder
    Author: DAVIDSON PETER

    Peter Davidson, the author of Homicide Miami, the true crime story that inspired the film Pain and Gain, compiles& the true stories of some of America's& most notorious cannibal& murderers.& They violated one of civilized society's most sacred taboos.They're an anathema even in the twisted world of serial murder. More frightening still, the cannibal killer has hidden behind a mask of normalcy, as witnessed in these shocking profiles of five American men who ate their victims& .& .& .Gary Heidnik, the financial wizard whose Philadelphia home was a dungeon of sexual slavery, torture, and diabolical feasts.Albert Fentress, a mild-mannered schoolteacher who lured a teenage boy into the inescapable darkness of his secret obsessions.John Weber, a country boy who found an outlet for his sick fantasies when he ate his teenage sister-in-law for dinner.Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, a portly gourmand and aspiring chef who allegedly shared the remains of his prey with unsuspecting friends.Marc Sappington, a high school dropout who aspired to outdo his idol, Jeffrey Dahmer, by embarking on a three-day feeding frenzy.Drawn from revealing interviews with family members, authorities, and the killers themselves, Death by Cannibal exposes the secrets behind the most fiendish compulsion of them all.Also--where does desire end and true crime begin? New details on the unprecedented case of Gilberto Valle, the New York City cop sentenced to life in prison for harboring only fantasies--of kidnapping up to a hundred women and of eating 'girl meat.'Includes photographsPraise for Peter Davidson's Homicide Miami& 'A first-rate true crime book necessarily requires two elements--a powerful and intriguing story, and a writer who can capture its soul. Homicide Miami has both. I highly recommend this story of murder and greed at their worst.' Vincent Bugliosi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Helter Skelter and Divinity of Doubt& 'Torture murder for sex has, unfortunately, become yesterday's news. It is what serial killers are all about. Torture murder for money is rare. This is what gives Peter Davidson's new book its punch. The two main characters in this sordid drama of predatory psychopaths are the embodiment of what we mean by 'evil.' Lugo and especially Dorbal are poster children for the death penalty. But they are as fantastical for stupidity as they are for depravity. First a bungled murder, then a bungled theft and a bungled dismemberment, foiled when a woman's hair jams the killers' electric saw& .& .& . Davidson said his book is not for the squeamish. True. But once you start it you can't put it down.' Dr. Michael H. Stone, professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and host of Most Evil on Investigation Discovery

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    Price: $26.00
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  • Death in a Cold Climate a Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction
    Death in a Cold Climate a Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction
    ISBN: 9780230361447
    Title: Death in a Cold Climate a Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction
    Author: FORSHAW BARRY

    Barry Forshaw, the UK's principal crime fiction expert, presents a celebration and analysis ofthe Scandinavian crime genre; from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Martin Beck series, through Henning Mankell's Wallander, to Stieg Larsson's demolition of the Swedish Social Democratic ideal in the publishing phenomenonThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


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    Price: $49.00
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  • Death in Perugia
    Death in Perugia
    ISBN: 9781444706550
    Title: Death in Perugia
    Author: FOLLAIN JOHN

    John Follain, who covers Italy for the Sunday Times, tells the definitive inside story of this extraordinary case. Shortly after 12.30pm on 2 November 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt.

    Her throat had been cut. Four days later, the prosecutor jailed Meredith's flatmate American student Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. He also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter.

    Four years later Knox and Sollecito were acquitted amid chaotic scenes in front of the world's media. Uniquely based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, Death In Perugia takes readers on a riveting journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as John Follain shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through. Including exclusive interviews with Meredith's friends and other key sources, Death in Perugia reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, & the Strangling of a City
    Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, & the Strangling of a City
    ISBN: 9780316506830
    Title: Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, & the Strangling of a City
    Author: DAWSON KATE WINKLER

    A real-life thriller in the vein of The Devil in the White City, Kate Winkler Dawson's debut Death in the Air is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing.

    London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the city firmly in its grip and refused to let go. Day became night, mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and some 12,000 people died from the poisonous air. But in the chaotic aftermath, another killer was stalking the streets, using the fog as a cloak for his crimes.

    All across London, women were going missing--poor women, forgotten women. Their disappearances caused little alarm, but each of them had one thing in common: they had the misfortune of meeting a quiet, unassuming man, John Reginald Christie, who invited them back to his decrepit Notting Hill flat during that dark winter. They never left.

    The eventual arrest of the "Beast of Rillington Place" caused a media frenzy: were there more bodies buried in the walls, under the floorboards, in the back garden of this house of horrors? Was it the fog that had caused Christie to suddenly snap? And what role had he played in the notorious double murder that had happened in that same apartment building not three years before--a murder for which another, possibly innocent, man was sent to the gallows?

    The Great Smog of 1952 remains the deadliest air pollution disaster in world history, and John Reginald Christie is still one of the most unfathomable serial killers of modern times. Journalist Kate Winkler Dawson braids these strands together into a taut, compulsively readable true crime thriller about a man who changed the fate of the death penalty in the UK, and an environmental catastrophe with implications that still echo today.

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    Price: $28.00

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  • Defending the Guilty (TV Tie-In)
    Defending the Guilty (TV Tie-In)
    ISBN: 9780241986912
    Title: Defending the Guilty (TV Tie-In)
    Author: MCBRIDE ALEX

    How do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free?

    Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it's a hopeless case.

    Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty.

    In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Defending the Guilty: Truth & Lies in the Criminal Courtroom
    Defending the Guilty: Truth & Lies in the Criminal Courtroom
    ISBN: 9780141042725
    Title: Defending the Guilty: Truth & Lies in the Criminal Courtroom
    Author: MCBRIDE ALEX

    Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it’s a hopeless case. Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty.In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain’s criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he’s defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect. Throughout, McBride grapples with that most important of questions: how do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, & Obsession
    Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, & Obsession
    ISBN: 9780307275905
    Title: Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, & Obsession
    Author: GRANN DAVID

    From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z comes this gripping (The Miami Herald) and hilarious (EW) collection of real-life mysteries about people whose obsessions propel them into unfathomable and often deadly circumstances.
    Whether David Grann is investigating a mysterious murder, tracking a chameleon-like con artist, or hunting an elusive giant squid, he has proven to be one of the most gifted reporters and storytellers of his generation. In The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, Grann takes the reader around the world, revealing a gallery of rogues and heroes with their own particular fixations who show that truth is indeed stranger than fiction."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    ISBN: 9780375725609
    Title: Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Author: LARSON ERIK


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


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


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


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



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    Price: $37.00
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  • Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    ISBN: 9780553813531
    Title: Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Author: LARSON ERIK

    Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds-a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake.

    The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.

    Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.

    To find out more about this book, go to http://www.DevilInTheWhiteCity.com.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Devil's Knot: True Story of the West Memphis Three
    Devil's Knot: True Story of the West Memphis Three
    ISBN: 9780743417600
    Title: Devil's Knot: True Story of the West Memphis Three
    Author: LEVERITT MARA

    The West Memphis Three. Accused, convictedand set free. Do you know their story? In 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years in prison. Award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt's The Devil's Knot remains the most comprehensive, insightful reporting ever done on the investigation, trials, and convictions of three teenage boys who became known as the West Memphis Three. For weeks in 1993, after the murders of three eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas seemed stymied. Then suddenly, detectives charged three teenagers-alleged members of a satanic cult-with the killings. Despite the witch-hunt atmosphere of the trials, and a case which included stunning investigative blunders, a confession riddled with errors, and an absence of physical evidence linking any of the accused to the crime, the teenagers were convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison and Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to death. The guilty verdicts were popular in their home state-even upheld on appeal-and all three remained in prison until their unprecedented release in August 2011. With close-up views of its key participants, this award-winning account unravels the many tangled knots of this endlessly shocking case, one which will shape the American legal landscape for years to come.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Devils are Here
    Devils are Here
    ISBN: 9781877340192
    Title: Devils are Here
    Author: STOKES CAM

    Ex-cop Cam Stokes knows gangs. His explosive novel takes you inside an outlaw motorcycle gang, the Devils M.C.Gang prospect Rotten craves respect and power. He wants his patch so badly he'll do anything to get it. Before he's accepted, though, Rotten must prove himself to the gang. But Rotten's got problems. The cops are on his tail. He's struggling to control his violent temper, and his growing reliance on P is threatening to ruin everything. And all this is happening, here, now. Cam Stokes was a cop for 18 years and worked on the Auckland Drug Squad and the Organised Crime Unit. He was the detective sergeant in charge of the Auckland Motorcycle Gang Unit when he left the police force in 2004. Now Cam Stokes is an expert on illegal drugs. His company, DRUGSCENE, delivers training on the dangers of methamphetamine and other drugs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Devil's Grip
    Devil's Grip
    ISBN: 9781760851187
    Title: Devil's Grip
    Author: DRINNAN NEAL

    'Wake in Fright' meets 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' in this darkly compelling and provocative Australian true crime story.
    Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria's rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end.
    No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall's secret lover for a decade prior to his murder.
    From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, 'The Devil's Grip' is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Devils of Loudon
    Devils of Loudon
    ISBN: 9780061724916
    Title: Devils of Loudon
    Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS

    Aldous Huxley's acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history.

    In 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier—accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge—was convicted of being in league with Satan. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft.

    In this classic work by the legendary Aldous Huxley—a remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece—a compelling historical event is clarified and brought to vivid life.



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    Price: $36.00
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  • Diamond Smugglers
    Diamond Smugglers
    ISBN: 9780099578192
    Title: Diamond Smugglers
    Author: FLEMING IAN

    Ian Fleming#146;s world travels, interests, as well as his journalism and wartime experiences, lent authority to everything he wrote. Originally published in 1957, this edition restores the original observations, maps, and language used at that time.In 1957, as the Cold War raged, Ian Fleming took a respite from writing James Bond to craft a work of nonfiction every bit as tense as a Bond adventure. Aided by an ex-MI5 agent and International Diamond Security Organization operative going by the alias #147;John Blaize,#148; Fleming chronicled the IDSO#146;s infiltration of the #147;million-carat network#148; #151; the world#146;s most notorious diamond smuggling ring.Every year, a shadowy band of racketeers pirated a fortune in diamonds out of Africa, and the majority of the stolen gems wound up in the hands of Communist nations. In response, the IDSO commissioned a private army, led by legendary British spymaster Sir Percy Sillitoe, to penetrate and topple the ring. And when the operation was complete, the Sunday Times gave the story to Fleming, who had impressed Sillitoe with his 1956 Bond adventure Diamonds Are Forever.A remarkable feat of investigative journalism, The Diamond Smugglers is the thrilling true story behind one of the greatest spy operations in history.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Diana: the Evidence: How Mi-6 & the Cia Were Involved in the Death of Princess Diana
    Diana: the Evidence: How Mi-6 & the Cia Were Involved in the Death of Princess Diana
    ISBN: 9781561718887
    Title: Diana: the Evidence: How Mi-6 & the Cia Were Involved in the Death of Princess Diana
    Author: KING JON & BEVERIDGE FOHN


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  • Did She Kill Him?
    Did She Kill Him?
    ISBN: 9780349138565
    Title: Did She Kill Him?
    Author: COLQUHOUN KATE

    In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's. Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom, on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Did she poison her husband? Was her previous infidelity proof of murderous intentions? Was James' own habit of self-medicating to blame for his demise? Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction, deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page, did she kill him?

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  • Different Class of Murder
    Different Class of Murder
    ISBN: 9781788543835
    Title: Different Class of Murder
    Author: THOMPSON LAURA


    Laura Thompson re-examines the truths behind one of post-war Britain's most notorious murders: the bludgeoning to death of nanny Sandra Rivett in a Belgravia basement on 7 November 1974. Lord Lucan, found guilty of the murder, was only granted a death certificate in 2016.


    His wife Veronica - last surviving participant in this dark episode - died in September 2017. In this revised edition, Laura Thompson sheds new light on the volatile mental state of Veronica Lucan, and on the theories surrounding the murder, to which she adds a new, extraordinary and shocking possibility.



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  • Dirty John & Other True Stories of Outlaws & Outsiders
    Dirty John & Other True Stories of Outlaws & Outsiders
    ISBN: 9781982113254
    Title: Dirty John & Other True Stories of Outlaws & Outsiders
    Author: GOFFARD CHRISTOPHER

    A collection of newspaper stories by award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard--including "Dirty John," the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana.

    Since its release in fall 2017, the "Dirty John" podcast--about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family--has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and will soon premiere as a scripted drama on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn't unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time "Dirty John" and the rest of his very best work.

    "The $40 Lawyer" provides an inside account of a young public defender's rookie year in the legal trenches. "Framed" offers an unblinking chronicle of suburban mayhem (and is currently being developed by Netflix as a film starring Julia Roberts). A man wrongly imprisoned for rape, train-riding runaways in love, a Syrian mother forced to leave her children in order to save them, a boy who grows up to become a cop as a way of honoring his murdered sister, another boy who struggles with the knowledge that his father is on death row: these stories reveal the complexities of human nature, showing people at both their most courageous and their most flawed.

    Goffard shared in the Los Angeles Times' Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011 and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. This collection--a must-read for fans of both true-crime and first-rate narrative nonfiction--underscores his reputation as one of today's most original journalistic voices.

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  • Disco's Out... Murder's In! the True Story of Frank the Shank & L.a.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang
    Disco's Out... Murder's In! the True Story of Frank the Shank & L.a.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang
    ISBN: 9781627310185
    Title: Disco's Out... Murder's In! the True Story of Frank the Shank & L.a.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang
    Author: MATTIOLI HEATH & SPACONE DAVID

    Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs.

    The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes, populated by blue collarkids who responded to the violence and aggression of punk songs and shows. A number of them formed punk gangs that got into beatings, drug dealing and murder. Among them, no gang was more notorious than La Mirada Punks, or LMP.

    Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for murder: "After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most certainly had it coming. I deserved whatever I got."

    Unexpectedly Frank was bailed out from prison by his father's friend, a mob gangster.

    "Too many people died at the hands of punk rock violence," said Frank. "I got lucky, some didn't. As an ultra-violent punk rock gangster, I admit my part in ruining the scene. L.A. punk was a magical moment of youth expression like no other. And the gangs ruined punk rock. I still have people telling me today that they quit punk because of LMP. I dig graves at a small cemetery just outside Los Angeles. What else would you expect for Frank the Shank?"

    Cover illustration by the renowned Raymond Pettibon.

    ""Disco s Out Murder s In " is one of my favorite books of all time. I devoured itAn absolute page-turner. It s an exciting and visceral account of the LA suburbs in the 80 s and an anti-coming of age story. It felt like I was right there. This book is so fucking punk READ IT " Terry Richardson Photographer/Director

    "If you've never been in the jungle, a story about a tiger is just a story. Yes, you may shiver... but to you, it's still just a story, an exciting escape from your every day life. But not to me, I've been in the Jungle, I've been bitten by tigers, chased by animals, and faced death in the tree line. It's real, it's frightening, and the savagery of that world haunts you forever. I was afraid when I read this book. I caught my fingers tracing over old scars as I turned the pages, and I knew it was real. You can tell yourself that people like this don t exist, but they do, and they would be pleased to meet you in the dark night of a hardcore boulevard "Disco s out Murder s in "" Jack Grisham Author/Singer TSOL
    "

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    Price: $45.00

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  • Doing the Business: the Final Confession of the Senior Kray Brother
    Doing the Business: the Final Confession of the Senior Kray Brother
    ISBN: 9781843582878
    Title: Doing the Business: the Final Confession of the Senior Kray Brother
    Author: KRAY CHARLIE & FRY COLIN

    "I've heard all the stories about my brothers, but I hope this book shows a different side of the twins." Only one man knew everything about Ronnie and Reggie Kray. Until now nobody has ever revealed the truth about the Firm. Gossip and rumor have been rife, fact has blended into fiction, and the unwritten law of the street meant that the real story was buried. But before his death, the eldest Kray brother, Charlie, decided to set the record straight once and for all. Revealing everything to Colin Fr, his co-author, he finally told his incredible story. By the man who knew them best, this is the ultimate history of the twins who ruled the East End with their peculiar blend of seductive glamour and terrifying violence.

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    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Dopeworld: Undercover in the Secret War on Drugs
    Dopeworld: Undercover in the Secret War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781529378023
    Title: Dopeworld: Undercover in the Secret War on Drugs
    Author: NIKO VOROBYOV


    Welcome to Dopeworld.


    Ecstasy in London, crack in Los Angeles, LSD in Tokyo, heroin in Sofia, cocaine in Medellin, bounty hunting in Manilla, opium in Tehran.


    Get ready for your next fix.
    __________


    Dopeworld is a bold and intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, we trace the emergence of psychoactive substances and our intimate relationship with them. With unparalleled access to drug lords, cartel leaders, street dealers and government officials, Niko Vorobyov attempts to shine a light on the dark underbelly drug world.


    At once a bold piece of reportage and a hugely entertaining and perverse travelogue, Dopeworld reveals how drug use is at the heart of our history, our lives, and our world.
    __________


    With echoes of Gomorrah and Fear and Loathing in Last Vegas, Dopeworld is a brilliant and enlightening journey across the world, examining every angle of the drug war.



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    Price: $35.00
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  • Double Life of Herman Rockefeller the True Story of the Multimillionaire Who Didn't Come Home and the Swingers Who Led Him to the Wrong Side
    Double Life of Herman Rockefeller the True Story of the Multimillionaire Who Didn't Come Home and the Swingers Who Led Him to the Wrong Side
    ISBN: 9781921901201
    Title: Double Life of Herman Rockefeller the True Story of the Multimillionaire Who Didn't Come Home and the Swingers Who Led Him to the Wrong Side
    Author: BONNEY HILLARY

    In January 2010 a law-abiding, church-going father of two from Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs didn't come home after a business trip and his burnt remains were found in a northern suburb -- the wrong side of town -- a week later. A police investigation uncovered the shocking truth: Herman Rockefeller met with an alcoholic single mum and her older boyfriend for sex and the liaison had gone horribly wrong. Was the respectable, successful businessman (worth $400 million) leading a double life as a swinger? Why didn't he just pay for whatever sex took his fancy instead of taking the sordid option? How did the two very different worlds of killers and victim connect in the first place? Rockefeller has taken some answers to the grave, but Hilary Bonney takes us right inside the world of the killers and behind the scenes of the investigation to bring us the story of the multimillionaire who fell from grace.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Duped: The Secret Lives of (Almost) Everyone You Know
    Duped: The Secret Lives of (Almost) Everyone You Know
    ISBN: 9780349420295
    Title: Duped: The Secret Lives of (Almost) Everyone You Know
    Author: ELLIN ABBY


    'Abby Ellin's writing is everything her fiancé pretended to be: witty, vulnerable, brave, smart, and honest' Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods


    In Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars, and the tragedy of those who trust them. Perfect for anybody who enjoyed Bad Blood and Dirty John.

    While leading a double life sounds like the stomping ground of psychopaths, moles, and covert agents with indeterminate dialects, plenty of people who appear 'normal' keep canyon-sized secrets from those in their immediate orbits. These untold stories lead to enormous surprises, often unpleasant ones. Duped is an investigation of compulsive liars - and how they fool their loved ones - drawing on Abby Ellin's personal experience.


    From the day Abby went on her first date with The Commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within five months he'd proposed, and they'd moved in together. But there were red flags: strange stories of international espionage, involving Osama bin Laden and the Pentagon. Soon his stories began to unravel until she discovered, far later than she'd have liked, that he was a complete and utter fraud.


    When Ellin wrote about her experience in Psychology Today, the responses were unlike anything she'd experienced as a journalist. Legions of people wrote in with similar stories, of otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware people being taken in by ludicrous scams. Why was it so hard to spot these outlandish stories? Why were so many of the perpetrators male, and so many of the victims female? Was there something universal at play here?


    In Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars, and the tragedy of those who trust them - who have experienced severe, prolonged betrayal - and the terrible impact on their sense of reality and their ability to trust ever again. Studying the art and science of lying, talking to victims who've had their worlds turned upside down, and writing with great openness about her own mistakes, she lays the phenomenon bare. Ellin offers us a shocking and intimate look not only at the damage that the duplicitous cause, but the painful reaction of a society that is all too quick to blame the believer.



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    $38.00
  • Duterte Harry: Fire & Fury in the Philippines
    Duterte Harry: Fire & Fury in the Philippines
    ISBN: 9781925322842
    Title: Duterte Harry: Fire & Fury in the Philippines
    Author: MILLER JONATHAN

    The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable President of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed in cold blood.

    Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. In his first six months in office, 5,000 people were murdered on the streets, gunned down by police officers and vigilante citizens - all with his encouragement and blessing.

    Duterte is a serial womaniser and a self-confessed killer, who has called both Barack Obama and Pope Francis 'sons of whores'. He is on record as saying he does not 'give a shit' about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as down and dirty, vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel.

    In this revelatory biography, reporter Jonathan Miller charts Duterte's meteoric rise to success, and shows how this fascinating, fearsome man can be seen as the embodiment of populism in our time.

    Through interviews with Duterte himself, his sister, daughter and son, two former presidents, old friends, death squad hitmen, and relatives of his victims, Miller shows that far from the media cartoon of The Godfather, John Wayne, Hugo Chavez, and Donald Trump rolled into one, Duterte is a sinister, dangerous man, who should not be taken lightly.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War by the Fugitive Reporters of Blog Del Narco
    Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War by the Fugitive Reporters of Blog Del Narco
    ISBN: 9781936239573
    Title: Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War by the Fugitive Reporters of Blog Del Narco
    Author: BLOG DEL NARCO

    What is the value of telling the truth? For independent blog reporters in the midst of the Mexican Drug War, it's as important as their very lives, which are threatened on a daily basis.Blog del Narco is a heavily visited website, both in Mexico and the rest of North America, and it reveals the horrible savagery of the drug cartels. More than this, it also speaks of corruption and violence from the government itself.Many journalists in Mexico have been killed and silenced. Blog del Narco is not run by professional journalists, but it's the only forum for the true story of the violent drug war. 'Dying for the Truth' is the first and only book release that contains both text and images, many of them gruesome, from this vital public forum.This book contains both the original Spanish-language posts in addition to their English translations. Truth is risky, and sometimes it's also harsh. Here is the reality of the Mexican Drug War, created in part by American demand for the products led by the cartels and their government collaborators.The Blog del Narco authors live anonymously and under threat in Mexico and aspire to relocate to the United States.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • El Narco Inside Mexicos Criminal Insurgency
    El Narco Inside Mexicos Criminal Insurgency
    ISBN: 9781608192113
    Title: El Narco Inside Mexicos Criminal Insurgency
    Author: GRILLO IOAN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • El Narco: Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels
    El Narco: Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels
    ISBN: 9781408822432
    Title: El Narco: Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels
    Author: GRILLO IOAN

    'War' is no exaggeration in discussing the bloodshed that has terrorized Mexico in the past decades. As rival cartels battle for control of a billion-dollar drug trade, the body count- 23,000 dead in five years - and sheer horror beggar the imagination of journalistic witnesses. Cartel gunmen have shot up schools and rehabilitation centers, and murdered the entire families of those who defy them. Reformers and law enforcement officials have been gunned down within hours of taking office. Headless corpses are dumped on streets to intimidate rivals, and severed heads are rolled onto dancefloors as messages to would-be opponents. And the war is creeping northward.El Narcois the story of the ultraviolent criminal organizations that have turned huge areas of Mexico into a combat zone. It is a piercing portrait of a drug trade that turns ordinary men into mass murderers, as well as a diagnosis of what drives the cartels and what gives them such power. Veteran Mexico correspondent Ioan Grillo traces the gangs from their origins as smugglers to their present status as criminal empires. The narco cartels are a threat to the Mexican government, and their violence has now reached as far as North Carolina.El Narcois required reading for anyone concerned about one of the most important news stories of the decade.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Ending the War on Drugs
    Ending the War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9780753557464
    Title: Ending the War on Drugs
    Author: BRANSON RICHARD (INTRODUCTION)


    For the last 50 years, drug prohibition laws have put the market for illegal drugs into the hands of organised criminals. Now, itâe(tm)s time to take control.


    Ending the failed war on drugs will reduce drug-related violence, tackle organised crime, end the needless criminalisation of millions, and will halt the drain on government funds and resources.


    In this book, global opinion-leaders on the frontline of the drug debate describe their experiences and perspectives on what needs to be done. Highlighting the pitfalls behind drug policy to-date and bringing to light new policies and approaches, which make a clear case for galvanizing governments to end the war on drugs âe" once and for all.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Eugenia
    Eugenia
    ISBN: 9781922052292
    Title: Eugenia
    Author: TEDESCHI MARK

    The true crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. This is the true crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. Eugenia had lived in Australia for twenty-two years as a man and during that time officially married twice. She lived a full married life with her first wife, Annie, for four years before Annie realised that her husband was a woman. Even after Annie knew, they lived together for eight months before they went on a bush picnic, when Annie mysteriously died. Her body was not identified for almost three years, and during this time Eugenia married again, this time to Lizzie. When Eugenia was finally arrested and charged with Annie's murder, the police attempted to tell Lizzie that her husband was a man. She laughed at them - she was so convinced that her husband was a man that she thought she was pregnant to him. This is the story of one of the most extraordinary criminal trials in legal history anywhere in the world. The book traces Eugenia's history: from her early years in an Italian immigrant family in New Zealand, to her brutal treatment when she first tried living as a man. The story then follows the twenty-two years that she lived in Sydney as Harry Crawford - exploring how Harry managed to convince two wives that he was a man. The trial of Eugenia Falleni for Annie's murder is extensively analysed in a clear and easily understood way by the author, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC, one of Australia's foremost criminal law barristers with experience both as a prosecutor and a defender. The book continues with Eugenia's fascinating life after her trial. The last eight years of her life are described, in which she was forced by an unforgiving society to live life as a woman. This book is true crime, true grit and truly gripping. It includes: a tragic main character who believed she was a man trapped in the body of a woman, sexual deception in the dark, an allegation of murder, an over exuberant police investigation, an erudite judge, a determined prosecutor, an overwhelmed defender, a Press gone feral, a public clamouring for blood - a mix that inevitably led to a miscarriage of justice.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Eugenia a True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime & Courage
    Eugenia a True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime & Courage
    ISBN: 9781922052315
    Title: Eugenia a True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime & Courage
    Author: TEDESCHI MARK

    This is the true crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. Eugenia had lived in Australia for twenty-two years as a man and during that time officially married twice. She lived a full married life with her first wife, Annie, for four years before Annie realised that her husband was a woman. Even after Annie knew, they lived together for eight months before they went on a bush picnic, when Annie mysteriously died. Her body was not identified for almost three years, and during this time Eugenia married again, this time to Lizzie. When Eugenia was finally arrested and charged with Annie's murder, the police attempted to tell Lizzie that her husband was a woman. She laughed at them - she was so convinced that her husband was a man that she thought she was pregnant to him. This is the story of one of the most extraordinary criminal trials in legal history anywhere in the world. The book traces Eugenia's history: from her early years in an Italian immigrant family in New Zealand, to her brutal treatment when she first tried living as a man. The story then follows the twenty-two years that she lived in Sydney as Harry Crawford - exploring how Harry managed to convince two wives that he was a man. The trial of Eugenia Falleni for Annie's murder is extensively analysed in a clear and easily understood way by the author, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC, one of Australia's foremost criminal law barristers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Executioners Song
    Executioners Song
    ISBN: 9780099688600
    Title: Executioners Song
    Author: MAILER NORMAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fact of a Body: a Gripping True Crime Murder Investigation
    Fact of a Body: a Gripping True Crime Murder Investigation
    ISBN: 9781509805648
    Title: Fact of a Body: a Gripping True Crime Murder Investigation
    Author: MARZANO-LESNEVICH ALEXANDRIA

    'One of the best books I've read this year. Just astounding.' - Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train.Law student Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, working on a retrial for death-row convicted murderer and child molester, Ricky Langley, finds herself thrust into the tangled story of his childhood. As she examines the minute details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own history, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and to reckon with how her own past colours her view of his crime.When Alexandria begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, and sees Ricky's face flash on the screen as she reviews old tapes, and hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case, realizing that despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.As enthralling as true-crime classics such as In Cold Blood and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and broadcast phenomena such as The Keepers, Making a Murderer and Serial, The Fact of a Body is a groundbreaking, heart-stopping investigation into how the law is personal, composed of individual stories and proof that arriving at the truth is more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Family
    Family
    ISBN: 9781560253969
    Title: Family
    Author: SANDERS ED

    In August of 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family helped to wreck the dreams of the Love Generation. At least nine people were murdered, among them Sharon Tate, the young, beautiful, pregnant, actress and wife of Roman Polanski. Ed Sanders’ unnerving and detailed look at the horror dealt by Manson and his followers is a classic of the true-crime genre. The Family was originally published in 1971 and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s. Using firsthand accounts from some of the family's infamous members, including the wizard himself, Sanders examines not only the origins and legacy of Manson and his family, but also the mysteries that persist. Completely revised and updated, this edition features 25 harrowing black and white photos from the investigation. "One of the best-researched, best-written, thoroughly-constructed, and eminently significant books of our times. A masterpiece."Boston Phoenix

    The Family was originally published in 1971 and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s. Using firsthand accounts from some of the family's infamous members, including the wizard himself, Sanders examines not only the origins and legacy of Manson and his family, but also the mysteries that persist. Completely revised and updated, this edition features 25 harrowing black and white photos from the investigation.

    "One of the best-researched, best-written, thoroughly-constructed, and eminently significant books of our times. A masterpiece. "Boston Phoenix

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Family
    Family
    ISBN: 9781925321678
    Title: Family
    Author: JOHNSTON CHRIS & JONES ROSIE

    "The apocalyptic group The Family and their guru, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, captured international headlines throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Hamilton-Byrne, who some followers believed was Jesus Christ, was glamorous and charismatic -- and, many allege, very dangerous. She acquired children -- some through adoption and some born to cult members -- and raised them as her own, bleaching their hair blonde to make them look like siblings. The group, which grew out of Anne's yoga classes in the heady days of the countercultural movement, became surrounded by rumours of LSD use, child abuse, and strange spiritual rituals. In 1987, police swooped on The Family's lakeside compound and rescued children who claimed they were part of Anne's future master race. The children recounted terrible stories of near starvation, emotional manipulation, and physical abuse. But Anne could not be found, sparking an international police hunt that involved Interpol and the FBI. Could they bring Anne to justice? Today, the elderly Anne lives in a nursing home with dementia. She has only one criminal conviction to her name, but her estate is estimated to be worth millions. Her few remaining followers attend her bedside. How did such a notorious group come to flourish in suburban Melbourne? How did Anne, one of few female cult leaders, maintain a hold over her followers? Drawing on police files, diary entries, recordings of Anne, and original interviews with survivors and investigators, The Family goes inside one of the most bizarre cults in modern history to expose its strange and shocking story."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Farewell: the Greatest Spy Story of the 20th Century
    Farewell: the Greatest Spy Story of the 20th Century
    ISBN: 9781611090260
    Title: Farewell: the Greatest Spy Story of the 20th Century
    Author: KOSTIN SERGEI & RAYNAUD ERIC

    1981: Ronald Reagan's inauguration marks a new escalation in the United States' Cold War with the USSR. Months later, François Mitterrand is elected president of France with the support of the French Communist Party. The predicted tension between these two men, however, is immediately defused when Mitterrand gives Reagan the Farewell dossier, a file he would later call "one of the greatest spy cases of the twentieth century."Vladimir Ippolitovich Vetrov, a promising technical student, joins the KGB to work as a spy. Following a couple of murky incidents, however, Vetrov is removed from the field and placed at a desk as an analyst. Soon, burdened by a troubled marriage and frustrated at a failing career, Vetrov turns to alcohol. Desperate and in need of redemption, in 1980 he offers his services to the DST, the French counterintelligence service. Thus Agent Farewell is born. Soon he is sneaking files and photographing sensitive documents, keeping the West informed of the USSR's plans -- right in the heart of KGB headquarters.The most complete account of these dramatic events ever recorded, Kostin and Raynaud's thorough investigation is a fascinating tour de force. Probing further into Vetrov's psychological profile than ever before, they provide groundbreaking insight into the man whose life helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, & the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, & the Natural History Heist of the Century
    ISBN: 9780099510666
    Title: Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, & the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Author: JOHNSON KIRK WALLACE


    'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' - The Times


    One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into theNatural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness.


    Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide first told him about the heist. But what would possess a person to steal dead birds? And had Rist paid for his crime? In search of answers, Johnson embarked upon a worldwide investigation, leading him into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.


    Was Edwin Rist a genius or narcissist? Mastermind or pawn?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Firepower: the Most Spectacular Fraud in Australian History
    Firepower: the Most Spectacular Fraud in Australian History
    ISBN: 9781741753554
    Title: Firepower: the Most Spectacular Fraud in Australian History
    Author: RYLE GERARD

    This is thescandalous tale of one of the greatest business scams in Australian business historythe controversial fuel pill, Firepower. A magic pill that cuts fuel consumption and reduces emissionsthat was the miracle promised by Tim Johnston's company, Firepower. Everyone believed him: prime ministers and presidents, doctors and diplomats, business leaders and sporting heroes. Millions of shares were sold to investors, and by 2007, Firepower had become the biggest sporting sponsor in the countrybut it was all a sham. In this compelling account, Gerard Ryle demolishes the fairytale, exposing a wobbly financial pyramid and the greatest fraud ever committed in Australia. Tim Johnston divided his people into Oranges and Lemons. Those who didn't know him enough yet, he called Oranges. They thought he was nice and sweet and juicy. But those who really got to know him became Lemons: he left them bitter and twisted."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    ISBN: 9780857524485
    Title: Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
    Author: RUBENHOLD HALLIE


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    Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.


    'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth.'
    Guardian


    Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.


    What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888.


    Their murderer was never identified, but the name created for him by the press has become far more famous than any of these five women.


    Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, and gives these women back their stories.
    ____________________


    'At last, the Ripper's victims get a voice... An eloquent, stirring challenge to reject the prevailing Ripper myth.' Mail on Sunday


    'Devastatingly good. The Five will leave you in tears, of pity and of rage.'
    LUCY WORSLEY


    'How fitting that in the year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, dignity is finally returned to these unfortunate women.'
    PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK


    'Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly deserve to be thought of as more than eviscerated bodies on an East London street. This haunting book does something to redress that balance' Sunday Times



    'What a brilliant and necessary book'
    JO BAKER, author of Sunday Times bestselling Longbourn


    'A Ripper narrative that gives voice to the women he silenced; I've been waiting for this book for years. Beautifully written and with the grip of a thriller, it will open your eyes and break your heart.'
    ERIN KELLY, Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime
    Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime
    ISBN: 9781781251706
    Title: Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime
    Author: MCDERMID VAL

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and Val McDermid's own experience to lay bare the secrets of this fascinating science. And, along the way, she wonders at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death, how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist uncovered the victims of a genocide. In her novels, McDermid has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, she's looking at the people who do it for real. It's a journey that will take her to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism & Murder in Nebraska
    Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism & Murder in Nebraska
    ISBN: 9780963215802
    Title: Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism & Murder in Nebraska
    Author: DECAMP JOHN W.

    The shut-down of Omaha, Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in November 1988, sent shock waves all the way to Washington, D.C. $40 million was missing. The credit union's manager: Republican Party activist Lawrence E. "Larry" King, Jr., behind whose rise to fame and riches stood powerful figures in Nebraska politics and business, and in the nation's capital.

    In the face of opposition from local and state law enforcement, from the FBI, and from the powerful Omaha World-Herald newspaper, a special Franklin committee of the Nebraska Legislature launched its own probe. What looked like a financial swindle, soon exploded into a hideous tale of drugs, Iran-Contra money-laundering, a nationwide child abuse ring, and ritual murder.

    Nineteen months later, the legislative committee's chief investigator died - suddenly, and violently, like more than a dozen other people linked to the Franklin case.

    Author John DeCamp knows the Franklin scandal from the inside. In 1990, his "DeCamp memo" first publicly named the alleged high-ranking abusers. Today, he is attorney for two of the abuse victims.

    Using documentation never before made public, DeCamp lays bare not only the crimes, but the cover-up - a textbook case of how dangerous the corruption of institutions of government, and the press, can be. In its sweep and in what it portends for the nation, the Franklin cover-up followed the ugly precedent of the Warren Commission.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
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