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Close to the Edge. Gripping True Life Stories by Australian private investigator
Nelson, Allan
ISBN: 0646116487
AALL Graphics Toowong (Brisbane) 1992 First Edition
 Soft Cover 210pp. A novelised version by a real P.I.  Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29402  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Taken in Contempt When Parents Abduct Their Own Children
Bowles, Robin
ISBN: 073291101X
Macmillan Sydney 2001 First Edition
 Large trade Paperback x,358pp. Some heart-breaking stories.  Fine
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30525  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Valachi Papers
Maas, Peter
ISBN: 0586033645
Panther  1975 Reprint
 Mass Market Paperback 269pp, index. Story of the Mafia  Good
Price: 4.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 23525  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Shadow of Shame How the Mafia Got Away with the Murder of Donald Mackay
Bottom, Bob
Macmillan Melbourne 1988 Reprint
 Paperback Black and White Plates and Index. The shocking story of how the Mafia planned and executed the Murder of Donald Bruce Mackay, police informer, Griffith.  Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31036  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj
Neville, Richard; Clarke, Julie
ISBN: 033027001X
Pan Books London 1980 First Thus
 Mass Market Paperback xvi,352pp, b&w plates.Horrendous murderer who preyed on tourists in Asia.  Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31041  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Ruthless: The Global Rise of the Yardies
Small, Geoff
ISBN: 0751511234
Warner Books, Inc Lancaster Place, United Kingdom 1995 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 375gms, 468 pages. Ruthless is the intriguing and menacing story of Jamaica's nihilistic and violent international drug gangs. Book is in good condition with no to very little general wear and tear, mild page discoloration, some page wrinkling, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU9  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman, The Man Who Killed John Lennon
Jones, Jack
Villard Books New York, USA 1992 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 575gms, 281 pages, blank endpapers. Mark David Chapman rose early on the morning of December 8 to make final preparations… Chapman had neatly arranged and left behind a curious assortment of personal items on top of the hotel dresser. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolorations, some bent pages. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, dust jacket is covered in clear plastic, book is ex-library therefore has slightly damaged library sticker on back cover and stamps on several pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Ex-Library Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU11  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Age of Sex Crime, The
Caputi, Jane
ISBN: 0704341166
Women's Press Ltd, The London, Great Britain 1988 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 325gms, 246 pages. The Age of Sex Crime examines what this phenomenon of violence and mutilation against the female body says about the society we live in. Book is in good condition with no visible general wear and tear, cover has bent corners, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU13  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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No Remedy for Death
Lynch, P. P. Dr
ISBN: 0091052602
John Long Limited London, Great Britain 1970 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 350gms, 192 pages, blank mildly stained and discoloured endpapers. Dr. Lunch's book provides a remarkable record of one man's dedication and resource in the field of forensic medicine. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration and staining. Dust jacket is in fair to good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Fair to Good
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: SCIFOR1  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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DEA: The War Against Drugs
De Grazia, Jessica
ISBN: 0563360801
BBC Books London, United Kingdom 1991 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 525gms, 228 pages, and blank endpapers. DEA: The War against Drugs describes the agency's (Drug Enforcement Agency) efforts to break up the Latin American cocaine industry. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, some minor page discolouration, some staining to the front endpaper. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, some fading and staining to the cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU15  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Catching the Killers: A History of Crime Detection
Morton, James
ISBN: 0091874106
Ebury Press London, Great Britain 2001 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 425gms, 255 pages, and blank endpapers. By reliving seminal cases in minute detail, James Morton uncovers the secrets of detectives and scientists as they have developed techniques for fighting crime. Book is in as new condition with no visible general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in fine condition with no to very mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  As New/Fine
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: SCIFOR2  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Killer Among Us: Public Reactions to Serial Murder
Fisher, Joseph. C
ISBN: 0275955583
Praeger Publishers Westport, USA 1997 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 550gms, 236 pages, blank endpapers. Drawing upon 20th-Century media coverage and on 19th-Century tabloid accounts of Jack the Ripper, the author constructs vivid and provocative portrayals of the ways in which some of the most notorious serial killers affected the communities they terrorized. Book is in good condition with minor to very little general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with very little shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU27  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Freed to Kill: The True Story of Larry Eyler
Kolarik, Gera-Lind; Klatt, Wayne
ISBN: 1556520921
Chicago Review Press, Inc Chicago, USA 1990 First Edition
 Hard Cover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black and green boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 675gms, 379 pages, blank endpapers. Freed to Kill is not just another true-crime book, it does not sensationalize serial murder or encourage homophobia, rather it intelligently examines how an urban subculture collided with our (USA) legal system. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU25  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Tokyo Underworld: The Fast times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
Whiting, Robert
ISBN: 0375724893
Vintage Books New York, USA 2000 First Vintage Books Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Vintage Books Edition, 400gms, 372 pages. Following Zapetti's rising and falling fortunes and his love-hate relationship with his adopted country, Robert Whiting shows us the sinister (and sometimes ridiculous) goings-on among Tokyo's traditional criminal gangs as they developed from local racketeers and gamblers into lynchpins of international finance, politics, and corruption. Book is in fair to good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild soiling throughout, mild page discolouration to pages, previous bookseller's stickers to back cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU29  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Assassination of Marilyn Monroe, The
Wolfe, Donald. H.
ISBN: 0751526525
Warner Books, Inc London, England 1999 Second Edition
 Paperback Paperback, Second Edition, 350gms, 660 pages. From the opening description of the lifeless body to the moment-by- moment account of her final days and hours, The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe explodes every myth concerning the remarkable life and tragic death of the world's most famous woman. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU30  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Famous Trials: From Murder to treason- the Sensational Courtroom Dramas Which Make Up Legal History
Hodge, Harry; Hodge, James. H. (eds)
ISBN: 0140069240
Penguin Books Ltd Hammersmith, England 1984 Fifth Edition
 Paperback Paperback, Fifth Edition, 225gms, 376pages. Husbands and wives, lovers and prostitutes throng these pages as the drama of their lives unfolds and the truth proves itself far more compulsive than any fiction. Book is in fair to good condition with general age-related wear and tear, moderate to heavy page discolouration throughout, creasing to the cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Fair to Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU37  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Dark Star: The Satanic Rites of Gilles De Rais
Black, Candice
ISBN: 1840681152
Creation Books  2004 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 400gms, 302 pages. Dark Star4 is a testament to the enduring legend of Gilles de Rais and his mythic alter ego, Barbe-Bleue, and the way in which the two have fused in the popular imagination. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU35  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Taken in Contempt: When Parents Abduct Their Own Children
Bowles, Robin
ISBN: 073291101X
Pan Macmillan Australia Sydney, Australia 2001 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 570gms, 357 pages. Taken in Contempt is the extraordinary account of Robin's family's own loss woven together with the stories of other parents of abducted children. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: SELPAR73  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Great Cases of Scotland Yard: Volume One
Reader’s Digest (eds)
Readers Digest Association Limited London, England 1978 First Edition
 Hard Cover Laminated pictorial boards, no dust jacket, First Edition, 650gms, 414 pages, blank endpapers. Great Cases of Scotland Yard: Volume One is a collection of cases that Scotland Yard has solved over the years. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, small pen inscription on the inside front endpaper, light fading to the spine, moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more, than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU38  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Connections II: Crime Rackets and Networks of Influence in Australia
Bottom, Bob
Sun Books South Melbourne 1987 1st Edition
 Soft Cover vi+122pp. Card covers. Excellent unmarked condition. 16 b&w plates. ISBN 0725105348.  Fine
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009533  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Underbelly. The Gangland War
Silvester, John; Rule, Andrew
ISBN: 0977544060
Floradale and Sly Ink Sydney 2008 Reprint
 Paperback 424pp.   Fine
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 317998  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Obsession
Douglas, John; Olshaker, Mark
ISBN: 0684845601
Lisa Drew Book/Scribner New York, NY 1998 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover, first edition, 666g, 379pgs. The FBI's legendary profiler probes the psyches of killers, rapists, and stalkers and their victims and tells how to fight back. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU40  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Bureau and the Mole, The
Vise, David A.
ISBN: 0871138344
Atlantic Monthly Press New York, NY 2002 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover, first edition, 566g, 269pgs, coloured endpapers. The unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the most dangerous double agent in FBI history. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: WAR69  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Widows: The Explosive Truth Behind 25 Years of Western Intelligence Disasters
Corson, William R.; Trento, Susan B; Trento, Joseph J.
ISBN: 0708845460
Futura Publications New York, NY 1990 Reprint
 Soft Cover Softcover, reprint, 332g, 575pgs. For the first time, members of America's intelligence community speak out about four interlinked major intelligence disasters, including the identification of the first Soviet mole in the CIA. Book is in good condition with mild spotting on page ends, and general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: WAR70  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Giant Book of The 20th Century, The
Lewis, Jon E. (ed)
ISBN: 1854876147
The Book Company Brookvale, NSW 1995 Reprint
 Soft Cover Soft cover, reprint, 588g, 696pgs. Relive the greatest moments of the 20th century in enthralling eye-witness accounts. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Fair to Good/Not Applicable
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: HIS74  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman, The Man Who Killed John Lennon
Jones, Jack
ISBN: 0863696899
Virgin Books London, England 1993 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint edition, 218gms, 345 pages. Mark David Chapman rose early on the morning of December 8 to make final preparations. Chapman had neatly arranged and left behind a curious assortment of personal items on top of the hotel dresser. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discoloration/spotting throughout. Previous bookseller stamp on inside front page. Book has been covered in contact for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU41  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Over the Edge: A True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia
Child, Greg
ISBN: 174051176X
Random House Milsons Point, NSW 2002 First Edition
 Soft Cover Soft cover, first edition, 370g, 284pgs. The dramatic story of four American climbers, held at gunpoint by fanatical militants. Book is in fair condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.  Fair/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRAASI33  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Body Farm
Bass, Bill; and Jefferson, Jon
ISBN: 0751534463
Time Warner Books UK London, UK 2004 Reprint
 Soft Cover Softcover, reprint edition, 278gms, 345 pages. This is the story of Dr William Bass and the first, and only, institution in the world dedicated to research into the timing of post-mortem human decomposition. The book also shows how numerous killers were brought to justice through Dr Bass' work. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU7  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Body Farm
Bass, Bill; and Jefferson, Jon
ISBN: 0751534463
Time Warner Books UK London, UK 2004 Reprint
 Soft Cover Softcover, reprint edition, 278gms, 345 pages. This is the story of Dr William Bass and the first, and only, institution in the world dedicated to research into the timing of post-mortem human decomposition. The book also shows how numerous killers were brought to justice through Dr Bass' work. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU42  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Prisons and Punishments of London
Byrne, Richard
ISBN: 0245546782
Harrap Books London, England 1989 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 788g, 211pgs. This book is the first full survey of London's many prisons throughout the ages, from the Tower to Pentonville, and of the punishments meted out to felons. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear and very light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen inscription from the previous owner on the inside front page. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR92  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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