Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime and True Crime books are very popular and should carry a warning as they are true stories of horrific inhumanity and cruelty. Truth is often stranger than fiction.

 

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TRIALS OF PASSION
LISA APPIGNANESI    Book Number: 85072
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £1.63
Product format: Hardback

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Lively accounts of three trials, one each in Britain, France and America, set between 1870 and 1914, a time when psychiatry was beginning to be taken seriously and emotions were discussed. Not only...
ROUGH JUSTICE: The True Story of Agent Dronkers
David Tremain    Book Number: 85763
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 has ensured that most of the Continent was in the grip of ruthless, totalitarian dictators who were determined to enslave the surviving democracies. This was th...
DEATH ON THE WATERWAYS
ALLAN SCOTT-DAVIES    Book Number: 85991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.63
Product format: Paperback

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The tragic ways that the victims contained within these pages met their ends include deaths in canals and rivers, quarries and pools and even the seemingly innocent bath tub. There are grisly tale...
MR SMILEY MY LAST PILL AND TESTAMENT
HOWARD MARKS    Book Number: 86229
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Howard Marks is Britain's most famous drug smuggler having served seven years in a US penitentiary before becoming the bestselling author of Mr Nice. A former Oxford physics graduate, he was relea...
NUREMBERG WAR TRIALS DVD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 87050
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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US Prosecutor Robert Jackson summed up the responsibilities of Hitler's minions in an historic speech: "I admit that Hitler was the chief villain. But for the defendants to put all blame on him is...
EICHMANN BEFORE JERUSALEM
BETTINA STANGNETH    Book Number: 87248
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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In 1962 Adolf Eichmann was convicted and hanged in Jerusalem for crimes against humanity. After his career as a manager of the Holocaust he had escaped to Argentina, but was finally captured and t...
STREET SPIRIT: The Power of Protest and Mischief
STEVE CRAWSHAW    Book Number: 88322
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Published in association with Amnesty International this remarkable book is a celebration of some of the most creative protests from around the world which have used humour and courage to bring abo...
UNFORTUNATE COLONEL DESPARD
MIKE JAY    Book Number: 88861
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Was Despard a hero or villain we ask in this energetic study of the political complexity of the 1790s. It is the true story of Colonel Edward Marcus Despard, the last person to be sentenced to han...
ARCHIPELAGO: ITALY SINCE 1945
JOHN FOOT    Book Number: 88758
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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How did a nation decimated by the Second World War rise to boast the fastest-growing economy in the world in the 1960s? How has a country continued to survive the assimilation of fascists into soci...
SKRIPAL FILES
MARK URBAN    Book Number: 88837
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Life and Near Death of A Russian Spy' here is the explosive story of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergai Skripal and what it reveals about the growing clandestine conflic...
RED RIVER GIRL:  A Journey Into The Dark Heart Of Canada
JOANNA JOLLY    Book Number: 89001
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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We are transported to Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve, under a wide sky where the birch and aspen are turning yellow in the late summer sun. On 17th August 2014, the body of 15 year old Indigenous r...
WANTED: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
ROBERT UTLEY    Book Number: 88504
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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A renowned biographer compares the lives and times of American outlaw Billy the Kid and his Australian counterpart Ned Kelly and the stories behind the exploits of these two notorious young outlaws...
PLEASE, LET ME GO
CAITLIN SPENCER    Book Number: 89021
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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The horrific true story of a girl's life in the hands of sex traffickers. From the age of 14, Caitlin was controlled, raped, sold and passed on to new gangs across the UK over and over again. Her...
CONQUEST OF DEATH:
MATTHEW LOCKWOOD    Book Number: 88942
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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A fresh and fascinating history of crime and violence in England through the office of the coroner. Lockwood explores the history of crime, murder and suicide in England over four centuries. Whi...
MOB TOWN: A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End
JOHN BENNETT    Book Number: 88948
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's industrial boom drew thousands to the East End and crime flourished in its overcrowded squalor. Long before Jack the Ripper prowled its alleys and the Kray twins terrorised its inhabitan...
POSSESSION: The Curious History of Private Collectors
ERIN THOMPSON    Book Number: 88956
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Collecting is a curious behaviour. Collectors and their critics have always believed that classical art has special powers: to legitimate rule, to create identities, to express wealth, to enervate ...
FASCISM: A Warning
MADELINE ALBRIGHT    Book Number: 88778
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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The first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright presents a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century, and how its legacies shape today's world. The 20th c...
JACK THE RIPPER: The Whitechapel Murderer
TERRY LYNCH    Book Number: 58185
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Horrific, horrendous, unspeakable, The Whitechapel Murderer, Jack the Ripper, stalked the streets of East London in 1888, slaughtering prostitutes and bewildering the police who were hunting him. ...
FROM BROKEN GLASS:
STEVE ROSS    Book Number: 89365
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Steve Ross was born Szmulek Rozental near Lodz, Poland, in 1931. Aged just eight when the Nazis invaded his village, he spent the next six years in a day-to-day struggle to survive in the ten conce...
MAN WHO WAS SATURDAY
PATRICK BISHOP    Book Number: 89419
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Soldier, escaper, spymaster, politician - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons carpark in 1979. 40 years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines ...
SECRET WORLDS OF STEPHEN WARD: Sex, Scandal & Deadly Secrets
ANTHONY SUMMERS     Book Number: 89252
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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The trial of Stephen Ward was a sham. He was made a scapegoat to divert attention away from John Profumo, and the Metropolitan Police to their great shame fabricated evidence by threatening and bu...
BIT OF A STRETCH: The Diaries of A Prisoner
CHRIS ATKINS    Book Number: 89600
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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Have you ever wondered what it's really like behind bars? Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons, ...
HISTORY OF A DROWNING BOY: The Autobiography
DENNIS NILSEN    Book Number: 89622
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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One of Britain's most notorious serial killers, Dennis Nilsen was jailed for life in 1983 after the murders of 12 men, and the attempted murders of many more. Seven years after his conviction, he ...
PEAKY BLINDERS: The Legacy
CARL CHINN    Book Number: 89633
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gang made famous thanks to the hit TV series. Infused with drama and dread, fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family ha...
TELL ME YOU'RE SORRY, DADDY
CARYN WALKER    Book Number: 89644
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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A courageous account of a nightmare childhood, the subject of child abuse is utterly revolting and this is a powerful and emotional story of two scared little girls, one abusive father, and a child...
FROM ACONITE TO THE ZODIAC KILLER:
AMANDA LEES    Book Number: 89968
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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'We crime lovers are voyeurs, but we are also hackers, driven to crack the code. We want to know how and why but we also want to know what we can do to protect ourselves.' The blue line between tr...
BLOOD RELATIONS
ROGER WILKES    Book Number: 89743
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'The Definitive Account of Jeremy Bamber and the White House Farm Murders'. In the early hours of 7th August 1985, five members of the Bamber family were shot dead with a point 2-2 cali...
REACHER GUY: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child
HEATHER MARTIN    Book Number: 89755
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A dazzling description of where Jack Reacher meets Lee Child meets Jim Grant, with justice meted out. Meticulously researched and hugely insightful, this first ever biography of the bestselling au...
EDWARD BANCROFT: Scientist, Author, Spy
THOMAS J. SCHAEPER     Book Number: 89382
Published price: £34.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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The name of Edward Bancroft (1744-1821) is little-known, but in this first complete biography we discover what an important figure he was in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. Bo...
KGB'S POISON FACTORY: From Lenin to Litvinenko
BORIS VOLODARSKY    Book Number: 90115
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A ground-breaking study of KGB assassinations since 1917 with inside information by a former Russian Army Special Forces Operative and full details of the Litvinenko murder. In late November 2006 ...
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