• Forensics an Anatomy of Crime
    Forensics an Anatomy of Crime
    ISBN: 9781781251690
    Title: Forensics an 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 use a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair to unlock the secrets of the past and allow justice to be done. Bestselling crime author Val McDermid will draw on interviews with top-level professionals to delve, in her own inimitable style, into the questions and mysteries that surround this fascinating science. How is evidence collected from a brutal crime scene? What happens at an autopsy? What techniques, from blood spatter and DNA analysis to entomology, do such experts use? How far can we trust forensic evidence? Looking at famous murder cases, as well as investigations into the living - sexual assaults, missing persons, mistaken identity - she will lay bare the secrets of forensics from the courts of seventeenth-century Europe through Jack the Ripper to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.

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  • 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.

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    Price: $29.00
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  • Foxcatcher: a True Story of Murder, Madness, & the Quest for Olympic Gold
    Foxcatcher: a True Story of Murder, Madness, & the Quest for Olympic Gold
    ISBN: 9780241971994
    Title: Foxcatcher: a True Story of Murder, Madness, & the Quest for Olympic Gold
    Author: SHULTZ MARK & THOMAS DAVID

    Foxcatcher by Mark Shultz - the book behind the hottest film of 2014 starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. On 22nd January 1996 Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling's golden boy, was shot in the back by John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher estate in Pennsylvania. That started a two day siege at the ranch before the du Pont family heir was finally captured. Foxcatcher is Mark Schultz's vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality lead to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms - and inside John du Pont's head - better than Mark Schultz, also an Olympic gold medalist and a part of the Foxcatcher team. Now a major motion picture from the director of Moneyball and Capote, this amazing story will be enjoyed by fans of Argo, Captain Phillips and American Hustle. Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist and a national champion in free style wrestling. He lives in Southern Oregon, USA.

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    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • 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

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  • Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred & Rose West & the Gloucester House of Horrors
    Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred & Rose West & the Gloucester House of Horrors
    ISBN: 9780751577501
    Title: Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred & Rose West & the Gloucester House of Horrors
    Author: SOUNES HOWARD


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    The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife.


    During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather. What was left of Fred West's eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests' previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country outside the city. Several victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones the police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located.


    Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing this, the classic book about the case. Beginning with Fred's and Rose's bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • From the Inside: Chopper TV Tie-In
    From the Inside: Chopper TV Tie-In
    ISBN: 9781760556761
    Title: From the Inside: Chopper TV Tie-In
    Author: READ MARK BRANDON "CHOPPER"

    The book that inspired Channel Nine's Underbelly: ChopperFrom streetfighter to standover man, gunman to underworld executioner, Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read was earmarked for death a dozen times but somehow lived to tell the tale. This is it. Chopper: From The Inside became a best-seller on its release in 1991, spawning a series of books that have today sold over 500,000 copies around the world. Chopper also inspired an acclaimed feature film, countless art and stage shows and, in 2018, the major Channel Nine TV series Underbelly: Chopper.From The Inside is the first shot in the Chopper canon - written from his gaol cell and laced with the brutal humour that made this Australian crime commando a true legend of the underworld.

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    Price: $23.00
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  • Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud & the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud & the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    ISBN: 9781785150746
    Title: Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud & the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    Author: CEP CASEY


    'A triumph on every level. One of the losses to literature is that Harper Lee never found a way to tell a gothic true-crime story she'd spent years researching. Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce fidelity to the truth.'
    DAVID GRANN, author of Killers of the Flower Moon
    _____________________________
    The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird

    Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted - thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.


    As Alabama is consumed by these gripping events, it's not long until news of the case reaches Alabama's - and America's - most famous writer. Intrigued by the story, Harper Lee makes a journey back to her home state to witness the Reverend's killer face trial. Harper had the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research. Lee spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more years trying to finish the book she called The Reverend.


    Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

    This is the story Harper Lee wanted to write. This is the story of why she couldn't.
    _____________________________
    'Fascinating... Cep has spliced together a Southern-gothic tale of multiple murder and the unhappy story of Lee's literary career, to produce a tale that is engrossing in its detail and deeply poignant... [Cep] spends the first third of Furious Hours following the jaw-droppingtrail of murders ... Engrossing... Cep writes about all this with great skill, sensitivity and attention to detail.'
    Sunday Times


    'It's been a long time since I picked up a book so impossible to put down. Furious Hours made me forget dinner, ignore incoming calls, and stay up reading into the small hours. It's a work of literary and legal detection as gripping as a thriller. But it's also a meditation on motive and mystery, the curious workings of history, hope, and ambition, justice, and the darkest matters of life and death. Casey Cep's investigation into an infamous Southern murder trial and Harper Lee's quest to write about it is a beautiful, sobering, and sometimes chilling triumph.'
    HELEN MACDONALD, author of H is for Hawk



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  • Gang Leader for a Day
    Gang Leader for a Day
    ISBN: 9780141030913
    Title: Gang Leader for a Day
    Author: VENKATESH SUDHIR ALLADI


    'An absolutely incredible book . . . equal parts comedy and tragedy . . . I promise you will not be able to put it down'
    STEVEN D. LEVITT, CO-AUTHOR OF FREAKONOMICS

    Sudhir Venkatesh was a student with a clipboard when he went into one of the worst ghettos in America and asked some gang members, 'How does it feel to be black and poor?


    They put a gun to his head and held him hostage overnight.


    But he didn't learn his lesson. Sudhir came back the next day with a six-pack of bee and started to hang around.


    This is the incredible story of the decade he spent with the Black Kings, under the wing of gang leader J.T. and his henchmen. It opens up a world of gangsters, criminal hierarchies and power struggles, where somehow a community survives where the rules of right and wrong can't.

    'A facinating and full-access look at survival in what is as good as an urban war zone' HERALD

    'Extraordinary . . . a rich, terrifying story' OBSERVER


    'Eye-opening . . . high-octane' SCOTSMAN

    'A rich portrait of the urban poor' ECONOMIST



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  • Gang of One How I Survived Extradition and Life in a Texas Prison
    Gang of One How I Survived Extradition and Life in a Texas Prison
    ISBN: 9781444737905
    Title: Gang of One How I Survived Extradition and Life in a Texas Prison
    Author: MULGREW GARY

    GANG OF ONE is an explosive prison memoir with the gritty realism of Midnight Express and the emotional force of The Shawshank Redemption. Imagine you're a 35 year old, white, British, middle-class business man sentenced to three years in Big Spring, one of America's most notorious prisons. You've been told that if get into any trouble, your sentence will be doubled. You've just said goodbye to your lawyer. You're on your own. You are a GANG OF ONE. In the relentless heat of the desert, seven hundred men were crammed into a space meant for four hundred. Fights, murders and month-long lock-downs were commonplace. The guards - armed, untrained, on low wages - left the running of the jail to the gangs. GANG OF ONE is an explosive prison memoir with the gritty realism of Midnight Express and the emotional force of The Shawshank Redemption.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Gangs of New York - Film Tie-in
    Gangs of New York - Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780099436744
    Title: Gangs of New York - Film Tie-in
    Author: ASBURY HERBERT


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  • Gangster Squad
    Gangster Squad
    ISBN: 9781447222309
    Title: Gangster Squad
    Author: LIEBERMAN PAUL

    'The shadowy Gangster Squad was formed in 1946 with eight men operating out of two rusted old Fords. They had no office and made no arrests -- the idea was to remain invisible. By the time I met Sgt. Jack O'Mara, most of the early members were dead, so I set out to find the survivors.'

    Based on the hugely popular Los Angeles Times column 'LA Noir: Tales from the Gangster Squad', this is the dark-hearted true story of a group of men cleaning up the mean streets of post-War America. From hundreds of interviews with the original members of the team, Paul Lieberman stitches together the story of Jack O'Mara, his dangerous colleague Jerry Wooters ('the killer cop, that's what they called me') and their anything-goes war with arch-criminal Mickey Cohen and his budding rival Jack 'The Enforcer' Whalen.

    A tale of stake-outs, shoot-outs and even the famous Black Dahlia murder case, this is ice-cool narrative non-fiction at its best -- and the basis for a huge Warner Brothers film of the same name, starring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
    Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
    ISBN: 9781408846056
    Title: Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
    Author: GRILLO IOAN

    In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a crystal meth maker is venerated as a saint while imposing Old Testament justice on his enemies.A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns and humans. Who are these new masters of death? What personal qualities and life experiences have made them into such bloodthirsty leaders of men? What do they represent and stand for? What has happened in the Americas to allow them to grow and flourish?Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001, and gained access to every level of the cartel chain-of-command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy-makers, Grillo provides a new and disturbing understanding of a war that has spiralled out of control - one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now.Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
    Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
    ISBN: 9781408845912
    Title: Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
    Author: GRILLO IOAN


    In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies.


    A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now--from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the U.S.Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimedEl Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy-makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now.



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    Price: $22.00
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  • Getting Away With Murder
    Getting Away With Murder
    ISBN: 9780143780786
    Title: Getting Away With Murder
    Author: MCNAB DUNCAN

    "Sydney's shame- Up to 80 men murdered, 30 cases remain unsolved. From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal investigation. The many unsolved deaths and disappearances of young gay men are the crimes that continue to haunt him. Around 80 men died or disappeared in NSW from the late 70s to early 90s during an epidemic of gay-hate crimes. The line between a vicious assault and murder is a slender one and this was a time of brutal attacks on gay men, featuring gangs of young thugs like the 'Parkside Killers' and 'Bondi Boys', who took to the growing gay rights community with fists and feet. Even more troubling are incidents in which gay men disappeared and have never been found, or where deaths were initially dismissed by the NSW Police as either misadventure or suicide. We now know that a number of these men were hunted down by gangs and thrown over beachside cliffs near the nation's top tourist spots. Investigation of crimes against gay men wasn't always high on the list of priorities for the police and over twenty years later they are still slow to come to grips with their own dismal track record. The families of the victims, and some journalists, have not given up and continue to push the NSW Police Force for more answers. This book is the story of a unique time in our history when social change, politics, devastating disease and police culture collided, and you could get away with murder."

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    Price: $40.00
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  • Ghettoside: a True Story of Murder in America
    Ghettoside: a True Story of Murder in America
    ISBN: 9781784700768
    Title: Ghettoside: a True Story of Murder in America
    Author: LEOVY JILL

    "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, USA TODAY, "AND "CHICAGO TRIBUNE" A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
    NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST NAMEDONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The New York Times Book Review The Washington Post The Boston Globe " "The Economist The Globe and Mail " "BookPage " "Kirkus Reviews"
    On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes.
    But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift.
    Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder a ghettoside killing, one young black man slaying another and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. "Ghettoside "is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped.
    Praise for "Ghettoside"
    A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . JillLeovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain. Dwight Garner, "The New York Times"
    Masterful . . . gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it. "Los Angeles Times"
    Moving and engrossing. "San Francisco Chronicle"
    Penetrating and heartbreaking . . ."Ghettoside"points out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black men s lives. "USA Today"
    Functions both as a snappy police procedural and more significantly as a searing indictment of legal neglect . . . Leovy s powerful testimony demands respectful attention. "The Boston Globe"
    Gritty, heart-wrenching . . . Everyone needs to read this book. Michael Connelly
    "Ghettoside" is remarkable: a deep anatomy of lawlessness. Atul Gawande, author of "Being Mortal
    "
    Leovy writes] with grace and artistry, and controlled but bone-deep outrage in her new book. . . .The most important book about urban violence in a generation. "The Washington Post"
    Riveting . . . This timely book could not be more important. Associated Press"
    "
    Leovy s relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard-won insights and it serves as a crucial, 366-page reminder that black lives matter. "The New York Times Book Review"
    A compelling analysis of the factors behind the epidemic of black-on-black homicide . . . an important book, which deserves a wide audience. Hari Kunzru, "The Guardian""

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  • Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic
    Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic
    ISBN: 9780385529983
    Title: Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic
    Author: LEOVY JILL


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  • Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic
    Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic
    ISBN: 9781847923356
    Title: Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic
    Author: LEOVY JILL

    Based on the best part of a decade embedded with the homicide units of the LAPD, this immersive work of reportage takes the reader onto the streets, inside the homes and into the lives of a community wracked by a homicide epidemic. It tells the story of an 18-year-old black man named Bryant Tennelle, gunned down one evening in spring for no apparent reason, and of the brilliant, ferociously driven detective - a blonde, surfer-turned-cop named John Skaggs - on a mission not just to solve his murder but to end the epidemic for good.

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  • Ghost in the Wires
    Ghost in the Wires
    ISBN: 9780316201605
    Title: Ghost in the Wires
    Author: MITNICK KEVIN

    Kevin Mitnick, the world's most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country's most powerful - and seemingly impenetrable - agencies and companies. By conning employees into giving him private information and maneuvering through layers of security, he gained access to data that no one else could. The suspenseful heart of the book unfolds as Mitnick disappears on a three-year run from the FBI. He creates fake identities, finds jobs at a law firm and hospital, and keeps tabs on his myriad pursuers - all while continuing to hack into computer systems and phone company switches that were considered flawless. A modern, technology-driven adventure story, GHOST IN THE WIRES is a dramatic account of the joy of outsmarting security programs, the satisfaction of code-cracking, and the thrill of unbelievable escape.

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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial & Redemption
    Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial & Redemption
    ISBN: 9780316311496
    Title: Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial & Redemption
    Author: RACHLIN BENJAMIN

    During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform.

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    Price: $51.00
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  • Girl: a Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
    Girl: a Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
    ISBN: 9781471129506
    Title: Girl: a Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
    Author: GEIMER SAMANTHA

    In this searing memoir, Samantha Geimer, "the girl" at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case, breaks a virtual thirty-five year silence to tell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussions.March 1977, Southern California. Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes along Mulholland Drive to Jack Nicholsons house. Sitting next to him is an aspiring model named Samantha Geimer. She is thirteen years old. The undisputed facts of what happened in the following hours appear in the court record: Roman spent hours taking pictures of Samantha-on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi, sitting naked next to the photographer. Wine and Quaaludes were consumed, balance and innocence were lost, and a young girls life was altered forever-eternally cast as a background player in her own story. For months on end, the Polanski case dominated the media in the US and abroad. But even with the extensive coverage, much about that day-and the girl at the center of it all-remains a mystery. Samantha, as much as Polanski, has been a fugitive since the events occurred, and her few public testimonies have been largely in reaction to Polanskis films, arrests, and releases. Virtually the entire narrative of Samanthas life, including details of the rape itself, has been left untold. Taking us far beyond the headlines, The Girl reveals a thirteen-year-old who was simultaneously wise beyond her years and yet terribly vulnerable. By telling her story in full for the first time, Samantha reclaims her identity and tells how her life was irrevocably altered through one of the most notorious and complex cases of all time.

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  • Gods of Mischief
    Gods of Mischief
    ISBN: 9781742613079
    Title: Gods of Mischief
    Author: ROWE GEORGE


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  • Gomorrah
    Gomorrah
    ISBN: 9781509843886
    Title: Gomorrah
    Author: SAVIANO ROBERTO

    Now with a new preface to mark the ten year anniversary of publication, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller which has to date sold 750,000 copies in Italy alone. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. In pursuit of his subject, Roberto Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System
    Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System
    ISBN: 9780312427795
    Title: Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System
    Author: SAVIANO ROBERTO

    A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, as a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

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    Price: $36.00
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  • Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia Film Tie-in
    Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780330450997
    Title: Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia Film Tie-in
    Author: SAVIANO ROBERTO

    'Gomorrah' is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organisation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Good Cop, Bad War
    Good Cop, Bad War
    ISBN: 9781785032707
    Title: Good Cop, Bad War
    Author: WOODS NEIL

    Neil Woods was the first and best of his kind - an undercover cop whose brief was to infiltrate Britain's most dangerous drug gangs, befriending the foot soldiers before taking on their gangster bosses.

    Starting out in the early 90s and making the rules up as he went, Neil was at the forefront of police surveillance. He quickly earned a name as the most successful operative of his time and his expertise was called upon by drugs squads around the country to tackle an ever growing problem.

    But after years on the streets, spending time with the vulnerable users at the bottom of the chain, Neil began to question the seemingly futile war he was risking both his life and sanity for. What if the real enemy wasn't who he thought?

    Good Cop, Bad War is an intense account of the true effects of the war on drugs and a gripping insight into the high pressure world of British undercover policing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Good Month for Murder
    Good Month for Murder
    ISBN: 9781509830510
    Title: Good Month for Murder
    Author: QUENTIN WILBER DEL

    In a true crime cross between James Ellroy and David Simon's The Wire, A Good Month for Murder follows twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer in Washington D.C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, bestselling author Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is scrambling to solve one shooting and stabbing after another. Meanwhile, the entire unit is obsessed with a stone-cold 'red ball', a high-profile case involving a seventeen-year-old honour student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed. This is the inside story of how a team of detectives carry out their almost impossible job.Murder is the police investigator's ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead. More than any recent book, A Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
    Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
    ISBN: 9780008222130
    Title: Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
    Author: PERRY ALEX


    As seen in The New Yorker


    An unprecedented look inside a deadly and obscenely wealthy branch of the Italian mafia and the electrifying story of the women who risked everything to bring them down.


    The Calabrian Mafia--known as the 'Ndrangheta--is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with branches stretching from America to Australia. It controls seventy percent of the cocaine and heroin supply in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, brokers illegal arms deals--supplying weapons to criminals and terrorists--and plunders the treasuries of both Italy and the European Union.


    The 'Ndrangheta's power derives from a macho mix of violence and silence--omert . Yet it endures because of family ties: you are born into the syndicate, or you marry in. Loyalty is absolute. Bloodshed is revered. You go to prison or your grave and kill your own father, brother, sister, or mother in cold blood before you betray The Family. Accompanying the 'Ndrangheta's reverence for tradition and history is a violent misogyny among its men. Women are viewed as chattel, bargaining chips for building and maintaining clan alliances and beatings--and worse--are routine.


    In 2009, after one abused 'Ndrangheta wife was murdered for turning state's evidence, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti considered a tantalizing possibility: that the 'Ndrangheta's sexism might be its greatest flaw--and her most effective weapon. Approaching two more mafia wives, Alessandra persuaded them to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children.


    A feminist saga of true crime and justice, The Good Mothers is the riveting story of a high-stakes battle pitting a brilliant, driven woman fighting to save a nation against ruthless mafiosi fighting for their existence. Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives. Not all will survive.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness & Murder
    Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness & Murder
    ISBN: 9781782393474
    Title: Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness & Murder
    Author: GRAEBER CHARLES

    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed 'The Angel of Death' by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favourite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Investigative journalist Charles Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, The Good Nurse does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship and betrayal.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Gotti the Rise & Fall
    Gotti the Rise & Fall
    ISBN: 9780091943189
    Title: Gotti the Rise & Fall
    Author: CAPECI JERRY & MUSTAIN GENE

    John Gotti: Gangster, killer, celebrity. From the tough streets of Queens to the heights of the American Mafia, John Gotti thought he was invincible. Ruthless, brutal and always immaculately dressed, he was known as the Teflon Don, because no charge the Feds brought against him would stick. Told by organised crime reporters and bestselling authors Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain using inside sources on both sides of the law, this is the definitive account of how New York's last great Godfather was finally brought to justice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Gotti's Rules: the Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, & the Demise of the American Mafia
    Gotti's Rules: the Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, & the Demise of the American Mafia
    ISBN: 9780062346872
    Title: Gotti's Rules: the Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, & the Demise of the American Mafia
    Author: ANASTASIA GEORGE

    The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don," John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant style and brutal ways, an image perpetuated in popular Mafia mythology.

    John Alite, a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gottis, has a very different story to tell. An Albanian-American from Queens, Alite was an unlikely ally to the Gottis and the Italian mob, but with his street smarts he was eventually recruited to be Junior Gotti's protector and muscle. For decades Alite worked as a thug, drug dealer, and murderer for Junior Gotti and his infamous father. Although he reaped the benefits of working under the powerful mob figure, Alite discovered firsthand that the legendary American Mafia an organization that claimed to be built on honor and loyalty was nothing more than a facade for the hypocritical, manipulative, and greedy criminals like the Gottis who ran it. Following a harrowing sentence in a Brazilian prison (a system considered among the worst in the world), Alite was extradited to the United States in 2006 and agreed to help the feds put Gotti Jr. and his fearsome crime family behind bars. No one was better placed as an informant than Alite the man who knew the real truth about the Gotti family.

    The Gotti family's startling story has never been fully told until now. In Gotti's Rules, veteran true-crime writer and prize-winning reporter George Anastasia gains unprecedented access to the Gotti crime family's stories and secrets, including its fascinating "Gotti Rules" of leadership. Based on extensive FBI files and exclusive interviews with insiders and experts, particularly former insider John Alite, Anastasia's unparalleled access demystifies the infamous Gotti family and its larger-than-life legend and provides irrefutable proof of shocking allegations against Gotti Jr. that have never before been confirmed.

    Filled with eye-opening revelations and insider detail, and illustrated with photographs, Gotti's Rules is a shocking and fascinating account of the violent rise and fall of the modern American mob."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Great NZ Robbery: How Gangsters Pulled Off Our Most Audacious Robbery
    Great NZ Robbery: How Gangsters Pulled Off Our Most Audacious Robbery
    ISBN: 9781877505768
    Title: Great NZ Robbery: How Gangsters Pulled Off Our Most Audacious Robbery
    Author: BAINBRIDGE SCOTT

    The forgotten true-crime story of one of New Zealand's most audacious robberies-how Auckland's mobsters pulled off the heist of the century.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Green Is the New Black: Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails
    Green Is the New Black: Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails
    ISBN: 9780143782810
    Title: Green Is the New Black: Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails
    Author: PHELPS JAMES

    Ivan Milat, the notorious backpacker serial killer, is not the most feared person in prison. Nor is it Martin Bryant, the man who set a killing record when he murdered 35 people in what was the worst ever massacre in the world. No, the one who needs chains, leather straps and a full-time military-like guard is not even a man. The most dangerous inmate in Australia is Rebecca Butterfield- a self-mutilating murderer, infamous for slicing guards, inmates and herself. And for the very first time, we can reveal the full details of the prison slaughter that saw her become the first inmate to be kept locked up past her release date under a controversial new law. You will also meet rapists, drug dealers, and fallen celebrities in the most comprehensive ever account of women's prison life yet. Who is the murderous matriarch that runs Australia's toughest jail? Do women rape each other? And do the guards really trade 40-cent phone cards for sex? All will be revealed in Green is the New Black- Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Gun Baby Gun: a Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
    Gun Baby Gun: a Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
    ISBN: 9781782113430
    Title: Gun Baby Gun: a Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
    Author: OVERTON IAIN

    A fast-paced, fascinating and hard-hitting investigation of the gun's impact around the globe, Gun Baby Gun takes you on an eye-opening journey to over 25 countries. Meeting people affected by guns from all walks of life-Zionist anti-terror gun trainers, El Salvadoran gangland killers, South African doctors soaked in the blood of gunshot victims-it unearths some hard truths about the terrible realities of gun crime. Harrowing and sobering, this is riveting exposé for anyone with even the smallest interest in how the world really works.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Gun Baby Gun: a Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
    Gun Baby Gun: a Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
    ISBN: 9781782113454
    Title: Gun Baby Gun: a Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
    Author: OVERTON IAIN

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER In some places, it's easier to get a gun than a glass of water. In some places, you are allowed to carry concealed firearms into schools. In some places, there are more guns than people to shoot them. There are almost one billion guns across the globe today - more than ever before. Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is shot. Gun Baby Gun is a hard-hitting and urgent investigation into the gun's lifespan, into our hugely complex relationship with firearms and their undeniable, long-reaching and often hidden impact. Along the way, award-winning journalist Iain Overton unearths some stark truths about the everyday human cost of gun crime.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Gypsy Code: The True Story of a Violent Game of Hide & Seek at the Fringes of Society
    Gypsy Code: The True Story of a Violent Game of Hide & Seek at the Fringes of Society
    ISBN: 9780241357248
    Title: Gypsy Code: The True Story of a Violent Game of Hide & Seek at the Fringes of Society
    Author: WOODHOUSE MIKE

    Mike Woodhouse had everything: an engineering business, a wine bar, a home, a Range Rover and a boat. Then he caught a group of travellers stealing from his warehouse. A car chase, petrol bombing and court case later, and everything had changed.
    A marked man, Mike was forced to leave everything behind and move to the Peak District for a fresh start. But his old life was never far behind and when he fell for Rhoda, a Romany Gypsy, kin to the very people he was hiding from, he knew he wouldn't be safe for much longer . . .


    The Gypsy Code is a story of secret identity, revenge and forbidden love that's perfect for fans of Running with the Firm, Undercover and Soldier Spy.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Hash
    Hash
    ISBN: 9781782068945
    Title: Hash
    Author: CLARKSON WENSLEY


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Have You Seen Simone? the Story of an Unsolved Murder
    Have You Seen Simone? the Story of an Unsolved Murder
    ISBN: 9781863956697
    Title: Have You Seen Simone? the Story of an Unsolved Murder
    Author: PETERS VIRGINIA

    'Beneath the palm tree she'd perished like a stone fruit amongst the leaves and insects: her flesh bruised a variety of shades, from black through to yellow; her facial features, for all their lovely detail, completely indistinguishable. Look what happened to me, I could hear her say. This is what they did to me.' In February 2005, German backpacker Simone Strobel went missing in Lismore, New South Wales. Six days later her naked body was discovered, crudely hidden beneath a palm tree. At the inquest into her death the police stated their belief that her boyfriend, Tobias Suckfuell, had killed her, although he has never been charged with any offence concerning Simone. Writer Virginia Peters was captivated by the case, and committed herself to uncovering the truth. With the agreement of the police, she analysed the evidence, uncovered new lines of investigation and travelled to Germany to interview the couple's families and friends. Ultimately, she tracked down and questioned Suckfuell himself, who remained the prime suspect. Having become intimately involved in the case, Peters came to understand that the story of Simone Strobel's murder was about much more than the crime itself or the investigation that followed. Written with great honesty and self-awareness, and with echoes of Joe Cinque's Consolation, Have You Seen Simone? explores grief and loss, truth and accountability, and asks whether justice in this case can ever be done.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Heart-shaped Bruise
    Heart-shaped Bruise
    ISBN: 9780755393053
    Title: Heart-shaped Bruise
    Author: BYRNE TANYA

    They say I'm evil. The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o'clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. And everyone believes it. Including you. But you don't know. You don't know who I used to be. Who I could have been. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever shake off my mistakes or if I'll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons. Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time. Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Hello, Shadowlands: Inside South East Asia's Organised Crime Wave
    Hello, Shadowlands: Inside South East Asia's Organised Crime Wave
    ISBN: 9781785783470
    Title: Hello, Shadowlands: Inside South East Asia's Organised Crime Wave
    Author: WINN PATRICK


    Hello, Shadowlands is the story of Southeast Asia's anarchic enclaves and their hidden connections to the West.


    There is no better place to observe the clash between old codes and the pressures of the 21st century than on the darker parts of the map, beyond the tourist trail, where armed clans rule.


    Spanning Thailand's insurgency zone to the swamplands of Vietnam, investigative journalist Patrick Winn spent two years travelling amongst the lives of those bound by hard truths. These are places where, in the absence of law, ordinary people must summon brilliant ingenuity to survive.


    The book penetrates the worlds of dog thief syndicates, North Korean restaurateurs and others chasing fortunes in the shadows.


    These characters aren't just tormented by local tyrants. Their lives are also complicated by greater forces - especially Western conglomerates or old U.S. foreign policy misdeeds, still reverberating through the region.


    Life in the shadowlands isn't always ponderous: humour can still flourish there, and Hello, Shadowlands is the most accessible guide yet to these bleakly dangerous places.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts & Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia
    Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts & Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia
    ISBN: 9781785784798
    Title: Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts & Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia
    Author: WINN PATRICK

    'Reads like a thriller you can't put down' - Megha Rajagopalan, China Bureau Chief, Buzzfeed News

    Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlandsreveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux-- a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals and people --and the staggering human toll that is being steadily ignored by the West.&

    From Myanmar's anarchic hills to the swamplands of Vietnam, jihadis are being pitted against brothel workers, pet thieves against vigilantes and meth barons against Christian vice squads.&

    Hello, Shadowlandstakes a deep plunge into crime rings both large and small. It also examines how China's rise and America's decline is creating new opportunities for transnational syndicates to thrive.&

    Focusing on human stories on both sides of this crime wave, the acclaimed Bangkok-based broadcaster and journalist Patrick Winn intimately profiles the men and women of the region who are forced to make agonizing choices in the absence of law.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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