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Giant Book of The 20th Century, The
Lewis, Jon E. (ed)
ISBN: 1854876147
The Book Company Brookvale, NSW 1995 Reprint
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: HISEUR92  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Gentle Satan. My father Abe Saffron
Saffron, Alan
ISBN: 9780718104962
Michael Joseph Melbourne 2008 First Edition
8vo 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
8vo 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
4to - over 9" - 12" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
4to - over 9" - 12" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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 +
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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 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
8vo 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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