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Gentle Satan. My father Abe Saffron
Saffron, Alan
ISBN: 9780718104962
Michael Joseph Melbourne 2008 First Edition
 Large trade paperback 312pp, photos. The inside story of Mr Sin and his families.  Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 100497  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Sunday Smuggler. The shocking true story of an innocent man jailed for over 11 years in Indonesia’s most notorious prisons.
Parnell, Christopher V. V.
ISBN: 0732271762
HarperCollins Sydney 2002 Reprint
 Trade Paperback 280pp not for the faint hearted  Near Fine
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 100713  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Breaking the Rock: The Great Escape From Alcatraz
Babyak, Jolene
ISBN: 0961875232
Ariel Vamp Press Berkeley, CA, USA 2001 Edition Not Stated
 Softcover Softcover, edition not stated, 406g, 275pgs. In 1962, three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz - the most maximum security prison in the US. How did they do it? Who helped them? Did they make it? Jolene Babyak's father was the acting warden. This book exposes the story of how the most famous escape attempt in IS history caused the prison to be abandoned nine months later. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small tear to the front cover near the bottom of the spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU52  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Murderer Hunters, The: The Detectives’ Inside Stories
Bell, Colin
ISBN: 0233001611
Andre Deutsch Limited London, England 2006 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint edition, 234g, 255pgs. This book tells the fascinating stories of how some of the most frightening, cold-blooded murderers the world has ever known were brought to justice. The detectives involved in each case recall in detail how they got inside the minds of these brutal killers, doggedly following the twists and turns of each murder trail. Killers featured include: David Berkowitz; The Hillside Stranglers; David Carpenter; Bobby Joe Long; The Menendez Brothers; Ivan Milat; Richard Ramirez; and Aileen Wuornos. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU54  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Wolf of Wall Street, The
Belfort, Jordan
ISBN: 9780733622625
Hachette Australia Sydney, Australia 2007 First Edition
 Large Softcover Large softcover, first edition, 788gms, 518 pages. In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance. Now in a tell all autobiography, Belfort narrates a tale of greed, power and excess that all came crashing down. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOUSA155  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia
Dickie, John
ISBN: 0340830603
Hodder & Stoughton Limited Great Britain 2004 First Edition
 Soft Cover Softcover, first edition, 782gms, 483 pages. This is the compelling story of the Sicilian Mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001474  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy
Jones, Stephen; and Israel, Peter
ISBN: 189162007X
Public Affairs New York, USA 1998 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with maroon and blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 648g, 335pgs. In a book that will challenge not only what America thinks about the bombing, but what it thinks about its own Federal Government, Stephen Jones, chief defense counsel during the McVeigh trial, reveals what really happened, not just on that terrible April morning, but before and after. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket and boards are in very good confition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU58  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Cops, Crooks and Catastrophes: The Police As You Have Never Seen Them Before
Hardy-Rix, Shirley
ISBN: 0724184465
The Law Printer Melbourne, Australia 1992 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint, 264g, 150 pages. Over 60 true stories gently reveal thos little incidents that make cops, crooks, the judiciary and the press humorously human. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Front cover shows light fading and soiling, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU63  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Hidden Evidence: The Story of Forensic Science and How it Helped to Solve 40 of the World’s Toughest Crimes
Owen, David
ISBN: 1861552785
New Burlington Books London, England 2002 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint, 684gms, 240 pages. This book takes you to the scenes of over 40 infamous crimes and into the heart of the intriguing investigations that followed. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU64  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Street 2, The: More Confessions of an Undercover Cop
McCulloch, Lachlan
ISBN: 0958607192
Floradale Productions Pty Ltd and Sly Ink Pty Ltd Melbourne, Australia 2001 First Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first edition, 225gms, 231 pages. Lachlan McCulloch became one of the most acclaimed undercover police operatives in Australia, in The Street 2; he continues his insider's account of the dark side of life. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU34  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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CATCHING KILLERS
Edwards, Martin
ISBN: 1904034926
John Blake Publishing London 2003 1st Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 192pp., intext, full-colour, duo-tone and b/white illustrations throughout, some of a quite graphic nature. Book clean, square and tight. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. "A fascinating and comprehensive guide to how professional investigators save murder cases..." With references to crimes that gained world-wide notoriety and others less well known, contents include: Intro., Murder basics, Means to murder, Motive, Solving murders, Murder inspired by fiction, Language of murder, more. Index. Book weight approx. 800g.   Fine
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003528  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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JEREMY THORPE: A Secret Life
Chester, Lewis, Linklater, Magnus et al
ISBN: 023397184X
Andre Deutsch London 1979 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 384pp., two, unpaginated, candidly-illustrated, b/white, 8-page halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped on foredge corners. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. On 22 June, 1979 Jeremy Thorpe, enigmatic former leader of Britain's Liberal Party, was aquitted of charges of conspiracy and incitement to murder. This book, by three professional journalists, does not challenge these verdicts, nor seek to influence the reader. It aims to offer a full account of the extraordinary events and characters which lead to Thorpe's appearance in the dock at the Old Bailey, and to the destruction of his political career. Contents include: Preface, 22 chapters, Index, more. Book weight approx. 610g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004082  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MORE . . . COPS, CROOKS AND CATASTROPHES
Hardy-Rix, Shirley
ISBN: 1876462221
Hybrid Publishers Melbourne, Victoria 2001 First Edition
 Softcover viii, + 163pp., intext, b/white cartoon-style illustrations throughout by Vane Lindsay. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Vane Lindesay] card wrapper undamaged. A collection of more than sixty humorous anecdotes involving both sides of Victorian law enforcement. Read about the speedster who had to lend a policemen his pen so a ticket could be written, the policeman who locked himself out of his own station, the heroic policemen attempting to rescue a 'wailing' woman, only to discover she was in the throes of passion-not peril . . . lots more. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Near Fine
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004324  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS : Evil Geniuses of the Underworld
Greig, Charlotte
ISBN: 9781841938660
Arcturus Publishing London 2007 First Thus
 Softcover 208pp., b/white, halftone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and indented, several soft creases. " . . . provides a fascinating insight into the careers and character flaws of the most audacious reprobates that have come to the attention of the world's lawmakers. It will entertain, astound, and sometimes shock . . . " Contents include: Intro., Ruthless Robbers, Devious Drug Barons, Ingenious Escape Artists, Unflappable Fraudsters, Cold-Blooded Killers, Maverick Mobsters, Audacious Outlaws, Covert Spies, Terrorist Masterminds, Index, Biblio. Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 007067  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE FRUIT PALACE
Nicholl, Charles
ISBN: 0312309260
St Martins Press New York 1985 First U.S. Edition, 1st Impres
 Hardcover and Dustjacket viii, + 307pp., b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, red title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Foxing flecks to textblock edges, endpapers, and pastedowns, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket foxed on reverse. " An odyssey through Columbia's cocaine underworld . . . a travel masterpiece to put with the most inspired writings of Paul Theroux and Hunter S. Thompson, a perilous, unpredictable journey to South America in search of 'The Great Cocaine Story' . . . " Contents include: Preface, 27 chapters, Author's Note. Book weight approx. 610g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008285  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE WORLD IS BURNING
Shoumatoff, Alex
ISBN: 0316787396
Little Brown & Co Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 1990 First Edition (Stated), First
 Hardcover and Dustjacket xvi, + 377pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm, black title there-on. Shelf-wear to one foredge corner, otherwise plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn, with a very small area of surface abrasion to spine. "Murder in the Rainforest: The tragedy of Chico Mendes. When union leader Franscisco 'Chico' Mendes was gunned down in the remote Amazonian state of Acre late in 1988, it seemed like just another murder in the backlands of Brazil, a vast region dominated by the world's last great primeval wilderness. But Mendes' death provoked international outrage in a Western world barely beginning to come to terms with the effects of slash-and-burn policies in Amazonia . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 720g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008315  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN MURDERS : 200 Years of Murder
Main, Jim
ISBN: 1920910662
BAS Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2006 Reprint
 Softcover 524pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading-crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and indented. "This is a chronology of Australian murder, gruesome yet fascinating, featuring more than 200 cases, from axe killings to poison and even death by fire . . . murders from the colonial era, starting with the convict who turned cannibal, right up to the modern era, including the case of a Melbourne man who used a cross-bow to kill his wife and daughter . . . " Book weight approx. 565g.   Very Good +
Price: 26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 008654  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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INFILTRATION : The True Story of the Man Who Cracked the Mafia
McLaren, Colin
ISBN: 9780522856798
Melbourne University Press Carlton, Victoria, Australia 2009 First Edition
 Softcover x, + 291pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly indented. "For two years police detective Colin McLaren disappears off the face of the earth, surfacing in Griffith as a dodgy art dealer with a pretty girlfriend, and talks his way into the Mafia . . . This is the world of listening devices, wire taps and of trying to stay sane while doing deals to buy pure cocaine and tonnes of cannibis. In the meantime, the Mafiosi know they have a snitch and are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the traitor . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 20 chapters over 3 'parts', Epilogue. Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008671  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE CHURCH AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE : Towards a Pastoral Response
Eamonn Conway, Eugene Duffy and Attracta Shields (Edited by)
ISBN: 1856072797
The Columba Press Dublin, Ireland 1999 First Edition
 Softcover 93pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "An initiative of the Western Theological Institute, 'The Church and Child Sexual Abuse' brings together the insights of a psychologist/psychotherapist, a victim of Child Sexual Abuse, a professional care worker, a bishop, a priest in parish ministry, and two professional theologians." Book weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008758  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MURDER BY FAMILY : The Incredible True Story of a Son’s Treachery and a Father’s Forgiveness
Whitaker, Kent
ISBN: 9781921470110
Howard Books New York 2008 Second Impression
 Softcover xii, + 211pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft reading crease to front panel. In 2003, an intruder waited inside the home of Kent and Tricia Whitaker, and their two sons, Bart and Kevin . . . Four shots rang out; the first two killed Tricia and Kevin, and the next two wounded Kent and Bart . . . Fifteen months later Bart was arrested and charged with masterminding the shootings. Kent Whitaker tells a remarkable first person account of love and unimaginable family betrayal that puts his faith to the ultimate test. His gut-wrenching moral dilemma will have you asking, 'What would I do?' Book weight approx. 322g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008775  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CRIME INVESTIGATION AUSTRALIA Book I : The Series That Shocked the Nation
Parry-Okeden, Ian
ISBN: 9781742484112
The Five Mile Press Scoresby, VIC, Australia 2010 First Edition
 Softcover vi, + 312pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to front and rear panel. Written and edited by Ian Parry-Okeden. Foreword by Paul B. Kidd. "Hosted by Steve Liebmann, 'Crime Investigation Australia' changed the landscape of Australian TV . . . In this, the first print volume, these chilling stories are retold in detail . . . You'll read the actual recollections of the leading detectives, important witnesses and skilled forensic experts, plus the heart-wrenching testimonies of victims' friends and families." Book weight approx. 475g.   Very Good +
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009400  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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BENT COPS
Kerr, John
ISBN: 9781921667183
Wilkinson Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2009 First Edition
 Softcover 96pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Some law enforcers have bent, broken, and abused the law since the First Fleet sailed, and some will continue to do so . . . " Book weight approx. 125g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009470  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (Fourth Edition)
Gilbert, James N.
ISBN: 0137160690
Prentice Hall New Jersey, U.S.A. 1998 Fourth Edition
 Hardcover xiii, + 593pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Binding firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Very mild bump to head of spine, and a degree of fading to spine and adjacent area of gloss illustrated boards, else undamaged. " . . . designed to develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. In doing so, this edition focuses on merging theoretical and proven practical aspects of crime detection and solution. This text can be used by students with no prior investigative knowledge or as a thorough reference source by law enforcement practitioners." Contents include: Preface, 19 chapters, Notes, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.3 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.   Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009420  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Yakuza Japan’s Criminal Underworld
Kaplan, David E.; Dubro, Alec
University of California Press Berkeley 2003 Expanded edition
 Large trade Paperback xxii,400pp, includes colophon, glossary.  Near Fine
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320901  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Brothers & Keepers
Wideman, John Edgar
ISBN: 0850316324
Allison & Busby Limited London, England 1985 First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first paperback edition, 304g, 243 pages. This is John Edgar Wideman's account of the events that led his brother Robert to prison for murder and hom to a middle-class life as a professor of English. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 6.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU72  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Blood Washes Blood
Viviano, Frank
ISBN: 0712684980
Century London, England 2001 First UK Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first UK edition, 436g, 274 pages. A true story of love, murder and redemption under the Sicilian sun. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Inside front endpaper has a small pen inscription from a previous owner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU73  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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PRISON BREAK : Not All Escapees Are Desperados
Tog, Joe
ISBN: 9781921221583
Brolga Publishing Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2008 First Edition
 Softcover 183pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . follows Tog's escape from two Australian prisons as well as his life and travels on the run. Interrogation, incarceration, violence and mateship are chronicled in depth to give you an insight into the criminal mind. A true story, with some fiction to protect the guilty; it is sad, funny, but all in all a lesson in life." Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010328  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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HOMICIDES IN AUSTRALIA 1989-90
Strang, Heather
ISBN: 0642166072
Australian Institute of Criminology Canberra, ACT, Australia 1991 First Edition
 Softcover-Staplebound Booklet ix, + 39pp., intext tables, and a pie-chart. Booklet clean. Staples tight. Leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper nominally edgeworn and soiled. A stand-alone No. 4 in the Australian Institute of Criminology 'Monograph' series offers statistical data on homicide in Australia 1989-90, including Incident, Victim, Offender, Relationship, Shared characteristics, Patterns of homicide, Conclusion and Refs. Booklet weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004417  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Sleepers: A True Story - When Friendship Runs Deeper Than Blood
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
ISBN: 0099784815
Arrow Books London, England 1996 Reprint
 Paperback Paperback, reprint, 222g, 373 pages. An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge. Book is in fair to good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Cover shows mild creasing and book shows some light water damage at rear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Fair to Good/Not Applicable
Price: 4.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU75  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Sleepers: A True Story - When Friendship Runs Deeper Than Blood
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
ISBN: 0099784815
Arrow Books London, England 1996 Reprint
 Paperback Paperback, reprint, 222g, 373 pages. An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 4.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU76  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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CHEMICAL COWBOYS
Sweetingham, Lisa
ISBN: 9780732289386
HarperCollins Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 2009 First Australian Edition
 Softcover 442pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front and rear panels. " . . . a thrilling journey through the groundbreaking undercover investigations that led to the toppling of a billion-dollar Ecstasy trafficking network - starting in 1995 when New York DEA Agent Robert Gagne infiltrated club land to uncover a thriving drug scene supported by two cultures : pill-popping club kids and Israeli dealers. Gagne's obsessive mission to take down Ecstasy kingpin Oded Tuito's network met unexpected challenges and personal discoveries that almost crippled his own family . . . " Book weight approx. 470g.  Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010378  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE
Preston, Douglas with Spezi, Mario
ISBN: 9780753517031
Virgin Books London 2008 Reprint
 Softcover 322pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased. "Douglas Preston fulfilled a lifelong dream when he moved with his family to a villa in Florence. Upon meeting celebrated journalist Mario Spezi, Preston was stunned to learn that the olive grove next to his home had been the scene of a horrific double murder committed by one of the most infamous figures in Italian history. A serial killer who ritually murdered fourteen young lovers, he has never been caught. He is known as the Monster of Florence." Book weight approx. 470g.   Very Good +
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010466  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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To the Ends of the Earth. The Hunt for the Jackal
Yallop, David
ISBN: 0224023683
Jonathan Cape London 1993 First Edition
 Hard Cover 580pp, endpaper maps, numerous b&w pls. The hunt for Carlos the Jackal. Near fine h/c in like dj.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20447  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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HOT TODDY : The True Story of Hollywood’s Most Sensational Murder
Edmonds, Andy
ISBN: 0688080618
William Morrow & Company New York 1989 First Edition (Stated)
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 304pp. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards bumped on upper foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. "When she was found battered and bloodied in her Lincoln Phaeton convertible, authorities declared it suicide. Others called it murder. Thelma Todd, one of America's most popular comediennes, was dead. And no one knew why . . . " Book weight approx. 635g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010684  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE MAN WITH THE BROWN PAPER FACE
Hamilton, Ian
Constable London 1967 1st
 Hardcover First UK edition, black boards with small gold lettering on spine. dj clipped, 224pp & 400g for post. Published when Hamilton was 32 & alternatively entitled "The Creeping Vicar," this work tells of another self-assignment of an Australian TV crime reporter, who turns night prowler in the lone hunt for a missing private eye.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011054  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Wrong Man
Neff, James
Random House  2001 
 Hardcover Drawing on a decade of research and access to crime-scene evidence, including DNA analyses and interviews, an award-winning investigative journalist offers a definitive account of the controversial murder case....review > The Wrong Man is a gripping and provocative look at the sensational murder trial(s)of Sam Sheppard. While in high school in the 70's, I remember first reading about the case in F. Lee Bailey's book "The Defense Never Rests". Neff's book takes you behind the headlines of this infamous case and moves forward from the day of the crime and through the various incarnations of the case in the state and federal courts. I could not put the book down once I started reading it. 414 pp in great order, close to 1 kg packed wt.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009608  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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GANGLAND CRIMES THAT SHOCKED AUSTRALIA
Ferguson Ian
ISBN: 9781921221620
Brolga Books, Adelaide  2008 1st Edition
 Card Cover Unlike other true crime titles, Gangland Crimes that Shocked Australia also looks at the impact of the victims of crime. Innocdent bystanders that happen to get in the way finally have their stories heard. Hard to believe and harder to put down you'll be hooked on every gritty truth and ruthless fact.  Very Good
Price: 45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008071  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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BODY OF EVIDENCE
Bowen David
ISBN: 1841197394
Robinson, London  2003 1st Edition
 Card Cover What the post-mortem revealed - 40 years as a forensic pathologist. Riveting stories about murders, political scandals and other strange goings on that stretch far beyond what you might expect from a clinical pathologist.  As New
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008046  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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OUTSIDE THE LAW: AUSTRALIAN TRUE CRIME STORIES
Brown, Cooke et al
ISBN: 1865036900
Five Mile Press  2002 Reprint
 Paperback Very Good condition.  Very Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006300  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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INSIDE THE C.I.D.
Beveridge Peter
Evans Brothers Limited, London  1957 First Edition
 Hard Cover Very Good condition. No inscription. Clean and unmarked boards. Clean compressed page edge. Remainder Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005209  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE SPRINGING OF GEORGE BLAKE
Bourke Sean
ISBN: 0304935905
Cassell, London  1970 First Edition
 Hard Cover The detailed account of how, Sean Bourke planned and engineered George Blake's escape from prison a British prison, his flight to Moscow and his subsequent two years spent in the Soviet Union.  Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002384  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Woman Who Wasn’t There, The: The True Story of the Fraud That Shocked America
Fisher, Robin Gaby; and Guglielmo Jr., Angelo J.
ISBN: 9781743311882
Allen & Unwin Crows Nest, Australia 2012 First Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first edition, 408g, 291 pages. This book is about Tania Head and her story about escaping the September 11 bombings which turned out over time to be a hoax. It is the story of one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory - one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU77  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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world Famous Unsolved
Wilson, Colin with Dr Christopher Evans
ISBN: 1863094393
The Book Company London 1997 
 Paperback 185pp, unsolved murders.  Near Fine
Price: 3.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27624  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Desperados. Latin Drug Lords, U.S. Lawmen, and the War America Can’t Win
Shannon, Elaine
ISBN: 0670810266
Viking New York 1988 First Edition
 Hard Cover xxii,502pp. The ongoing, unwinnable war against the illegal drug trade.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27661  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Airman & the Carpenter: The Lindbergh Case and the Framing of Richard Hauptmann
Kennedy, Ludovic
ISBN: 000636778X
Fontana/Collins London 1986 First Thus
 Trade Paperback The most comprehensive book written about the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby. 438 pp. Bw photos.  Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27957  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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John Knatchbull. From Quarterdeck to Gallows. Narrative and Retrospect
Roderick, Colin
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1963 First Edition
 Hard Cover 278pp, index, b&w plates. Story of a convict hanged for murder and includes his own writing completed before his execution. VG in whole but chipped pict. dj.  Very Good/Good
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28091  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Big Shots : Inside Melbourne’s Gangland Wars
Shand, Adam
ISBN: 9780670040711
Viking Melbourne 2007 Reprint
 Large trade Paperback 406pp, 16pp of plates, mainly colour. Covers creased else sound copy  Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 321191  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Thirty Pieces of Silver.
Mollloy, Anthony
ISBN: 0958371717
Howling at the Moon Auckland 1998 Reprint
 Soft Cover xviii,422pp. A big New Zealand law firm and its concept of professional responsibility; viewed through its words, its works and its documents. Vg large trade pb.  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28251  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Dry and lawless Years. The Crusade against Public enemies and Corrupt officials in Chicago.
Lyle, John H.
Prentice-Hall London 1960 First Edition
 Hard Cover 311pp, index, b&w plates.The fight against Al Capone et al, as told by a Chicago judge. A very good copy in like dj.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28264  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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SCANDAL AT THE SAVOY : The Infamous 1920s Murder Case
Rose, Andrew
ISBN: 0747508585
Bloomsbury Publishing London 1991 First Edition, 1st Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket ix, + 198pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very mildly marked on rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, soft vertical crease to rear flap. "On a stiflingly hot July night in 1923, at the height of a violent thunderstorm, a twenty-two-year-old millionaire Egyptian playboy was shot dead by his beautiful French wife at the Savoy Hotel in London . . . the spectacular story of a true 'crime passionnel' and a telling portrait of sexual and racial attitudes in the London society of the 1920s." Book weight approx. 500g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010523  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Mafia Wife: My Story of Love, Murder, and Madness
Milito, Lynda; Potterton, Reg
ISBN: 0732278228
Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins) New York, USA 2003 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 250gms, 310 pages. In this fascinating intimate portrayal of a firm but harrowing marriage, Lynda Milito tells the story of 24 years outside the law with the man she knew could shoot a perfect stranger in tieback of the head over a debt to another perfect stranger. Book is in good condition with very little wear and tear, very mild page discolouration to a few pages, 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: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU23  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Fire Lover: A True Story
Wambaugh, Joseph
ISBN: 0732279178
Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins) New York, USA 2002 First Edition
 Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 350gms, 388 pages. From former LAPD sergeant Joseph Wambaugh, the New York Times bestselling author of The Onion Field and The Choirboys, comes the extraordinary true story of a firefighter who may have been, according to US government profilers, 'the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century'. 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: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU33  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Mercy: In Pursuit of the Truth About the Death of Yvonne Gilford
O’Donnell, Mick
ISBN: 0732264642
Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins) Sydney, Australia 1999 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint edition, 400g, 313pgs. This book explores the stabbing death of Yvonne Gilford, a nurse in a Saudi Medical Complex and has been written by Mick O'Donnell who was the leader of the only foreign media team allowed to report on the murder mystery. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small sticker and a texta marking from the previous owner on the inside back of the front cover. The book has been covered in adhesive contact for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRU56  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Crooks, Crime and Corruption
Var
ISBN: 0706430557
Octopus London 1987 First Edition
 Laminated Boards Murderers, killers, swindlers, thieves, spies, crimes and much more.   Very Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19999  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Anatomy of Villainy
Balchin, Nigel
Collins London 1950 First Edition
 Hard Cover 256pp, ills. Vg in chipped dj. His villains include Judas, Robespierre and Richard III.  Very Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28429  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Created in Captivity
Brandreth, Gyles
ISBN: 0340147490
Hodder & Stoughton London 1972 First Edition
 Hard Cover 187pp, b&w plates. The author looks at the creations of prisoners, prose, poetry, painting etc.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28410  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
Robins, Joyce; Arnold, Peter
ISBN: 1851523634
Chancellor Press London 1993 First Edition
 Hard Cover 100 tales of infamy, barbarism and horrible crime. 378pp.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 6.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28459  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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THE COMPLETE JACK THE RIPPER. (Signed Copy)
Rumbelow, Donald
ISBN: 0140173951
Penguin Books London  1st Thus
 Softcover ix, + 310pp., revised, addended later printing [1990s]. Unpaginated [16 page] b/white halftone plate illustrated [some are appallingly confronting] section, plus chapter heading illustrations and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, slight reading crease there-on. Short inscription, signed and dated by author on half-title/author bio. page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn. 'Jack The Ripper'-the words have given rise to countless theories as to his identity. Originally published by W.H.Allen, 1975, later revised/addended, using access to some of Scotland Yard's most confidential papers, the author presents his comprehensive study. Contents include: Prelims., Author Foreword, Intro. [Colin Wilson], 10 chapters, Addendum, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003987  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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As Empty As Hate
Creasey, John (Kyle Hunt)
World Publishing  1972 First Edition
 Hardcover 190pp & less than 500g to post. Plot > a planned divorce, a blow to the head, a swimming pool, an overdose - then, enter Dr Cellini. John Creasey was born in Southfields, Surrey. After school he tried his hand at several jobs including warehouse clerk and vacuum cleaner salesman. At the age of seventeen he wrote his first novel. By the time he was twenty-one, he had written nine novels, all of them unpublished. His next book, Seven Times Seven, was the first to find a publisher. He wrote more than 500 books and used more than 20 pseudonyms. A few of his novels feature ‘Sexton Blake’, a detective modelled on Sherlock Holmes.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011877  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Suppressed Inventions & Other Discoveries
Eisen, Jonathan
ISBN: 0895298090
Avery Publishing Group New York, NY 1999 First Edition
 Soft Cover Softcover, first edition, 840g, 546pgs. True stories of supression, scientific cover-ups, misinformation, and brilliant breakthroughs. Book is in good condition with mild 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: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: SCI60  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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