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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack & The Japanese Psyche
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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack & The Japanese Psyche

By Haruki Murakami

The Harvill Press, London, 2000. Softcover. Good Condition. This is an account of the Tokyo subway gas attack in 1995, in which 12 people died, as told to Murakami by the survivors and the Aum cult members responsible for carrying out such an outrage. 309 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 1860468438. ISBN/EAN: 9781860468438. Inventory No: 247571.. 9781860468438

$14.22

Aum Shrinrikyo - Japan's Unholy Sect
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Aum Shrinrikyo - Japan's Unholy Sect

By Rei Kimura

Private Publication, Singapore, 2003. Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. This is the true story of a mysterious religious cult Aum Shinrikyo which threw the neat orderly Japanese society into pandemonium with its massive acts of terroism murders culminating in the bloody Tokyo subway sarin gas poisoning in which over 3,000 innocent commuters perished. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 1588987418. ISBN/EAN: 9781588987419. Inventory No: 247570.. 9781588987419

$14.22

Beyond Bad: The Life and Crimes of Katherine Knight, Australia's Hannibal
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Beyond Bad: The Life and Crimes of Katherine Knight, Australia's Hannibal

By Sandra Lee

Bantam Books, 2002. Softcover. Good Condition. BEYOND BAD is the shocking true story of Katherine Knight, the first Australian woman to be sentenced to serve out her life in prison. Her crime - the ritual slaying and skinning of her de facto husband for a cannibal feast - is the most gruesome ever committed in Australia. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, stabbed her de facto John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children. BEYOND BAD explains what motivated Knight to commit such a heinous act and how it rocked the Hunter Valley town she lived in. 296 pages. Tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 1863253637. ISBN/EAN: 9781863253635. Inventory No: 247569.. 9781863253635

$14.22

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil [A Savannah Story]
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil [A Savannah Story]

By John Berendt

Vintage, Australia, 1995. Softcover. Good Condition. Voodoo. Decadent socialites packing Lugars. Cotillions. With towns like Savannah, Georgia, who needs Fellini? Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes two narrative strands--each worthy of its own book--and weaves them together to make a single fascinating tale. The first is author John Berendt's loving depiction of the characters and rascals that prowled Savannah in the eight years it was his home-away-from-home. "Eccentrics thrive in Savannah," he writes, and proves the point by introducing Luther Diggers, a thwarted inventor who just might be plotting to poison the town's water supply; Joe Odom, a jovial jackleg lawyer and squatter nonpareil; and, most memorably, the Lady Chablis, whom you really should meet for yourself. Then, on May 2, 1981, the book's second story line commences, when Jim Williams, a wealthy antique dealer and Savannah's host with the most, kills his "friend" Danny Hansford. (If those quotes make you suspect something, you should.) Was it self-defense, as Williams claimed--or murder? The book sketches four separate trials, during which the dark side of this genteel party town is well and truly plumbed. 388 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; True Crime. ISBN: 0099521016. ISBN/EAN: 9780099521013. Inventory No: 247219.. 9780099521013

$11.67

Portrait Of A Killer [Jack The Ripper: Case Closed]
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Portrait Of A Killer [Jack The Ripper: Case Closed]

By Patricia Cornwell

Little Brown, Australia, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus.In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror. An elusive madman calling himself Jack the Ripper was brutally butchering women in the slums of London's East End. Police seemed powerless to stop the killer, who delighted in taunting them and whose crimes were clearly escalating in violence from victim to victim. And then the Ripper's violent spree seemingly ended as abruptly as it had begun. He had struck out of nowhere and then vanished from the scene. Decades passed, then fifty years, then a hundred, and the Ripper's bloody sexual crimes became anemic and impotent fodder for puzzles, mystery weekends, crime conventions, and so-called "Ripper Walks" that end with pints of ale in the pubs of Whitechapel. But to number-one "New York Times" bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, the Ripper murders are not cute little mysteries to be transformed into parlor games or movies but rather a series of terrible crimes that no one should get away with, even after death. Now Cornwell applies her trademark skills for meticulous research and scientific expertise to dig deeper into the Ripper case than any detective before her--and reveal the true identity of this fabled Victorian killer.In" Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed," Cornwell combines the rigorous discipline of twenty-first century police investigation with forensic techniques undreamed of during the late Victorian era to solve one of the most infamous and difficult serial murder cases in history. Drawing on unparalleled access to original Ripper evidence, documents, and records, as well as archival, academic, and law-enforcement resources, FBI profilers, and top forensic scientists, Cornwell reveals that Jack the Ripper was none other than a respected painter of his day, an artist now collected by some of the world's finest museums: Walter Richard Sickert.It has been said of Cornwell that no one depicts the human capability for evil better than she. Adding layer after layer of circumstantial evidence to the physical evidence discovered by modern forensic science and expert minds, Cornwell shows that Sickert, who died peacefully in his bed in 1942, at the age of 81, was not only one of Great Britain's greatest painters but also a serial killer, a damaged diabolical man driven by megalomania and hate. She exposes Sickert as the author of the infamous Ripper letters that were written to the Metropolitan Police and the press. Her detailed analysis of his paintings shows that his art continually depicted his horrific mutilation of his victims, and her examination of this man's birth defects, the consequent genital surgical interventions, and their effects on his upbringing present a casebook example of how a psychopathic killer is created.New information and startling revelations detailed in "Portrait of a Killer" include: - How a year-long battery of more than 100 DNA tests--on samples drawn by Cornwell's forensics team in September 2001 from original Ripper letters and Sickert documents--yielded the first shadows of the 75- to 114 year-old genetic evid... 387 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0316861596. ISBN/EAN: 9780316861595. Inventory No: 247178.. 9780316861595

$17.87

The Stranger You Know: The Mysteries Behind The Kim Barry Murder
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The Stranger You Know: The Mysteries Behind The Kim Barry Murder

By John Suter-Linton

Gary Allen, Australia, 1997. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 236 pages. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 1875702482. ISBN/EAN: 9781875702480. Inventory No: 246676.. 9781875702480

$17.87

The World's Worst Atrocities
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The World's Worst Atrocities

By Nigel Cawthorne

Chancellor Press, Great Britain, 2002. Softcover. Good Condition. Morbid fascination or education, these stories highlight some of the most harrowing events of history that show mans inhumanity to man. Extremely shocking at times, it is difficult to believe that some of these events actually took place, and some only very recently. 191 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0753700905. ISBN/EAN: 9780753700907. Inventory No: 246653.. 9780753700907

$10.94

Without Fear or Favour
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Without Fear or Favour

By Bob Bottom

Sun Books, Melbourne, 1984. Softcover. Good Condition. 170 pages. Pages well browned. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0725104538. ISBN/EAN: 9780725104535. Inventory No: 246413.. 9780725104535

$15.68

Blood Money: Bikies, Terrorists and Middle Eastern Gangs
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Blood Money: Bikies, Terrorists and Middle Eastern Gangs

By Clive Small & Tom Gilling

Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2010. Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition. Organised crime in Australia is more reckless and more violent than ever before. Controlled by a new wave of gangland bosses, it has broken old taboos and formed alliances that would have once been unthinkable. So who now holds the power? There are the Middle Eastern gangs whose core business is drugs, the sale and stockpiling of dangerous weapons, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw motorcycle gangs with their fortified club houses and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, always dangerous and opportunistic. Even more frightening, through the influence of radical Islam, organised crime and terrorism have begun to merge. Our jails are turning drug dealers and car thieves into holy warriors willing to kill indiscriminately for their cause. With the same meticulous research that made Smack Express required reading for anyone interested in organised crime, Clive Small and Tom Gilling take us deep into this new, dark and violent Australian underworld. 286 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9781742371870. Inventory No: 245549.. 9781742371870

$15.68

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

By John Grisham

Century, Australia, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you. 360 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; ISBN: 1846050383. ISBN/EAN: 9781846050381. Inventory No: 244045.. 9781846050381

$17.87

Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer
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Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer

By Dick Kreck

Fulcrum Publishing, USA, 2006. Softcover. Very Good Condition. As he sat behind his lawyer at the defendant's table in the courtroom, no one who looked at the sweet-faced boy could believe that he was guilty of what he was on trial for-shooting a man in the back. He was, after all, only eleven years old, if his mother were to be believed." So begins this true tale of juvenile crime, focusing on one incident in 1892: Murder by a young child. The murder itself proves to be secondary; the main focus is how this act by an 11-year-old shaped the lives of the people involved. Here again, just as he did in "Murder at the Brown Palace," Kreck is able to use his journalistic senses to uncover the story within the story. What seems to be a simple case of one kid gone bad, turns into an investigation of how juvenile crime was handled around the turn of the century, and how the system has come full circle today with punishment taking precedence over rehabilitation. 215 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 1555915787. ISBN/EAN: 9781555915780. Inventory No: 242659.. 9781555915780

$12.76

Chopper 2: Hits and Memories
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Chopper 2: Hits and Memories

By Mark Brandon Read

Floradale Productions, Australia, 2000. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition. Underworld executioner Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read was released from Pentridge Prison in November, 1991, vowing never to return. He became a bizarre celebrity as his autobiography Chopper From the Inside became a bestseller. Six months later he was back in jail writing his second volume of memoirs. This is it. 211 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0646109871. ISBN/EAN: 9780646109879. Inventory No: 240431.. 9780646109879

$16.41

Chopper 3: How To Shoot friends and Influence People
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Chopper 3: How To Shoot friends and Influence People

By Mark Brandon Read

Floradale Productions, Australia, 2000. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition. A loner since his strict Seventh Day Adventist childhood, Mark Bradon Read grew into a streetfighter, standover man, gunman and underworld executioner. Although feared throughout the Australian crime world, Read admits to being a criminal failure because he has spent most of his adult life in jail. But he has become a notorious celebrity as his crime memories have topped bestseller lists. Now self-styled writer in residence at Tasmania's Risdon Prison, he has completed his third volume of memoirs. This is it. 214 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0646154443. ISBN/EAN: 9780646154442. Inventory No: 240432.. 9780646154442

$16.41

Friends of the Family: The Inside Story of the Mafia Cops Case
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Friends of the Family: The Inside Story of the Mafia Cops Case

By Tommy Dasdes and Mike Vecchione with David Fisher

HarperCollins, 2009. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The most notorious case in NYPD history: the honest cop and district attorney who broke New York's coldest case and put in jail two dirty detectives who murdered for the mob. On 10 March 2005, two highly decorated detectives, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, were indicted for providing information to the Lucchese crime family, a $4,000-a-month deal that resulted in at least eight murders - two of which they committed themselves - as well as an incredible assortment of other crimes. For more than a decade they'd got away with it - until the day Detective Tommy Dades answered his telephone. Told by the detectives who broke the case, Friends of the Family reveals the complete tale of cold-blooded murder, kidnapping, betrayal, corruption, and graft - and of how two crooked cops were brought to justice. The defendants were tried and convicted in 2006, and lost their appeal in 2008. The case has spawned three movies, including a biopic from Warner Bros based on the story told by Dades and Vecchione. 308 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9780732285333. Inventory No: 240124.. 9780732285333

$18.59

Underbelly - The Golden Mile
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Underbelly - The Golden Mile

By John Silvester And Andrew Rule

Sly Ink, Australia, 2010. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. It's 1989 and the cops are on the take and the crims are on the make. They are kings of the Cross. They run the street that put the sin in Sin City. The Golden Mile.Strippers, gamblers, gunmen, dealers, bouncers, bagmen - they all come to where the action is.Kim Hollingsworth is a policeman's daughter who wants to follow daddy's footsteps. She's a stripper and a hooker but that's no problem...until she blows the whistle on bent cops who think they can stand over her. They are wrong. Then there's 'Teflon John' Ibrahim, the rising star who made his name looking after the Bayeh brothers. And there are Trevor Haken, Chook Fowler and the other Kings Cross cops who treat the street as their playground-and play as if there's no tomorrow. But, in 1995, tomorrow comes: the Wood Royal Commission takes on the Black Knights in the police force. The result is mayhem.Underbelly: The Golden Mile is the story of the collapse of a gloriously corrupt empire, of the chaos that follows and the ultimate victory of strong and honest police. A story seen through the eyes of some of the most charming, corrupt, deadly and sexy people of the time. In the end, strong and honest police win control of the most infamous strip in Australia. For now. 371 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9780980697100. Inventory No: 239347.. 9780980697100

$15.68

The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher Or The Murder At Road Hill House
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The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher Or The Murder At Road Hill House

By Kate Summerscale

Bloomsbury, Great Britain, 2009. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight a dog barks. The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, reaches Road Hill House a fortnight later. He faces an unenviable task: to solve a case in which the grieving family are the suspects. The murder provokes national hysteria. The thought of what might be festering behind the closed doors of respectable middle-class homes - scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing - arouses fear and a kind of excitement. But when Whicher reaches his shocking conclusion there is uproar and bewilderment. A true story that inspired a generation of writers such as Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, this has all the hallmarks of the classic murder mystery - a body; a detective; a country house steeped in secrets. In The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Kate Summerscale untangles the facts behind this notorious case, bringing it back to vivid, extraordinary life. 372 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: true Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 978747596486. Inventory No: 239025.. 978747596486

$14.22

Scandals Gripping Accounts Of The Exposed And Deposed
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Scandals Gripping Accounts Of The Exposed And Deposed

By Sean Callery

Quintert, Australia, 1995. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 47 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 185348847X. ISBN/EAN: 9781853488474. Inventory No: 238704.. 9781853488474

$17.14

Raging Waters: The Life of an Innocent Killer
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Raging Waters: The Life of an Innocent Killer

By Dean Waters with Daniel Lane

Pan Macmillan, Australia, 1998. Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition. in Feb 1997, Dean Waters former Australian heavyweight boxing champion, walked into Wyong Police Station on the New South Wales central coast and confessed to a killing committed nine years before. Small piece lifted on front cover. 290 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; ISBN: 0330361228. ISBN/EAN: 9780330361224. Inventory No: 238120.. 9780330361224

$23.70

Famous Crimes, Mysteries & Romances - The Great Stories Of Real Life - Volume 1
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Famous Crimes, Mysteries & Romances - The Great Stories Of Real Life - Volume 1

By Max Pemberton - Editor

George Newnes, London, 1922. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 478 pages. One volume of the 2-volume set. Light browning to page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; Inventory No: 236704.. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$30.99

Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld Wars
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Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld Wars

By John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Floradale Productions / Sly Ink, Australia, 2004. Softcover. Very Good Condition. When you're hot your're hot...and when you're shot you're shot.Another day, another underworld funeral. In Melbourne, generations of gangsters have lived and died by the creed We catch and kill our own. But now the violence bubbling under the surface has spilled into open war on the streets. This is the story of the gangsters, the hitmen and the plice who deal with them in the deadliest game of all. 348 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0975231804. ISBN/EAN: 9780975231807. Inventory No: 235941.. 9780975231807

$16.41

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